I don’t know if you are a gadget freak and are always looking for the next cool thing to buy or if you are a green guru who is always on the lookout for the latest green gadget to help save the planet.
If you happen to be both, you might have found yourself in a bit of a fix. As much as you would like to buy that cool new plasma tv, electric tooth brush or bubble making blowing machine, your green conscience won’t let you for fear of putting one more new gizmo into the world that will be thrown away when it breaks or becomes obsolete in less than 6 months.
So what is an eco-conscious consumer to do? Don’t worry, there are plenty of options out there when it comes to green gadgets. We just have to know where to look and how to decide which ones are worth our hard earned money.
Green gadgets are all the rage!
The “green” movement has now become a hot topic in the media, and big businesses everywhere are scrambling to be more environmentally friendly. Al Gore is touring the planet, spreading the message of the need to reduce carbon emissions. We are all being told to turn down our thermostats, drive less and recycle more.
But what about the other things we use (and often abuse) in our day-to-day lives? The things that we use once and then discard? Toothbrushes for example. Did you know that each year billions of plastic toothbrushes are dumped into landfills or flushed down toilets? And what about batteries? Did you know that over 3 billion batteries are thrown away every year in the U.S.?
We all have our part to play in making this world a greener place to live, and sometimes it can be kind of confusing to know which path we should take. At GreenGadgetsForAGreenFuture.com we aim to show you some of the amazing new products out there that will help you lead a greener lifestyle, by cutting down on waste and helping to save the environment.
Please note that we don’t believe that buying stuff is going to solve all our
Electric toothbrushes are not a new concept in the world of oral hygiene. They’ve been around for decades. And while some people like to stick to the old fashioned manual brush, there are many others who have seen the light and happily switched over to electric.
The argument for an electric toothbrush is certainly compelling. It’s easier to use, more effective and arguably more fun. But what about those who want to be eco-friendly? Well, that’s where electric becomes a bit less attractive. Because after all, it takes electricity to power an electric toothbrush. And usually that means batteries or a charger of some sort.
But what if you could have your cake and eat it too? What if you could have an eco-friendly toothbrush that was also electric? Believe it or not, such a thing exists!
Who doesn’t like a clean set of teeth? Let’s be honest, everyone does. One of the best ways to achieve this is by using an electric tooth brush. Why choose for an electric tooth brush and not a normal one? The reason is simple: electric tooth brushes are more effective in cleaning your teeth than manual ones.
Nowadays there are many different types of electric tooth brushes available, but they all have the same purpose: to get you those pearly whites. But there are also differences between them, for example in price and features. When it comes to features, there are two types of electric toothbrushes: sonic and oscillating (rotating). Dental hygienists tend to recommend sonic models over oscillating ones for their ability to remove plaque more effectively. A sonic toothbrush has bristles that move back and forth quickly against your teeth at rates of 30,000 to 40,000 strokes per minute. An oscillating model rotates at lower speeds — usually around 7,000 rpm — while moving the brush head slowly from side to side to sweep away plaque.
Electric toothbrushes can be found in all sorts of shapes and sizes on the market nowadays. Some have timers so you know how long to brush your teeth; others pulse
Electric toothbrushes are something we have only recently seen appearing on the market. As a person who works in the field of oral hygiene I was very excited to see this new gadget appearing on the market. Electric toothbrushes are not just for lazy people, they are actually superior to manual brushing.
There is a huge amount of research showing that electric toothbrushes do a better job at cleaning your teeth than the manual versions. The main reason for this is that electric toothbrushes clean your teeth with vibration and rotation, which has been found to be superior to brushing with static strokes as it removes plaque more effectively.
1. Electric toothbrush
2. Solar powered lights
3. Reusable shopping bags
4. Solar powered phone charger
5. Bicycle with electrical assist
6. Solar powered oven
7. Aerial wind turbines
8. Bio-degradable and compostable dinnerware
9. A power generator that uses waves to create electricity
10. Solar powered table fans
April 15, 2009
What is it?
The Hydropower Car.
How does it work?
This car works by using water to power the engine. The technology for this has been around for over 100 years and is still used in some countries today.
A hydroelectric car uses a device called a hydroelectric generator and a hydrogen fuel cell. The energy of moving water pushes against the blades of the turbine to spin it, which activates the generator, which creates an electrical current that charges the battery. When you press on your gas pedal, the battery powers electrical motors to move you forward!
Where can I get one?
You can buy one here: http://www.hydrocar.com/
Why is it green?
Hydroelectric power is considered green because it uses water as its fuel source, which is in high abundance and will not run out. Also, when water passes through a dam, it produces no emissions or waste materials so there are no harmful emissions into our atmosphere.
One drawback of hydroelectric cars is that they are expensive and require a lot of maintenance. They also do not yet have many places where they can fill up on water so range can be an issue as well.