2012 was a great year for Eco friendly or green technology. We did not only witness breakthroughs and innovations of cutting edge technology with more Eco-friendly side. There was also an increased interest and public awareness for green technology.
Here are the top stories of Eco-friendly green technology from 2012!
An indication of the fast growing interest on green technology in the Philippines. Though this was not uniquely a new invention, a Filipino inventor’s version and large-scale implementation of this technology received a lot of attention from its country men.
An award-winning prototype for a pedal-powered washing machine that costs less than $40. The GiraDora is an ergonomically designed, compact and inexpensive, foot-powered washing machine. With a bucket as base, it conceals a spinning mechanism that washes clothes and then partially dries them. Drastically reducing effort and time need wash and dry the laundry.
Hawaii officially became the first U.S state to have a statewide ban on plastic bags. Huge credits to local activists and volunteers who fought and built support for the ban. This amazing development is a big statement for the environment conscious community, with the fact that the statewide ban was not actually a law on a state level. It was a separate effort of all four counties of Hawaii.
London Olympics 2012
The Olympics of 2012 was the first event that had a lot of environmental considerations. Although the eco-friendly technology and the methods implemented were criticized, it was still a good indication of the growth of interest and awareness of greener technology and solutions. This should be a challenge to next Olympics host. London Olympics 2012 – Green Facts: Sustainable Cycling Stadium, London Olympics 2012 – Green Facts: Recyclable Basketball Stadium.
Let us look forward for a greener 2013. Happy new year!