Reduce waste

Green products awards
Ecology

Green Products Awards 2021

At Viable AlternativEnergy  “green” (sustainable/ recyclable/ alternative) projects, products and ideas “give us life”. People who create and design new products with these concepts in

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top articles of 2020
Ecology

7 Top Articles of 2020

These top articles from Viable AlternativEnergy focus on sustainable, environmental and socially conscious projects, products and ideas. Please join us, as we recap our 7

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Ecology

Vinson Multi-tool

Christoph Tochtrop created the Vinson Multi-tool. It’s described as the rotary device for the household. The average household electronic device includes a power source (battery

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top articles Sustainable art
Plastics

Sustainable Art

What is Sustainable Art? Sustainable art encompasses a wide range of artistic concepts, everything from thought-provoking environmental critique to studios working with carbon neutral or

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Edible Cutlery
Ecology

Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery Made From 100% Natural Flours.  In 2010, Narayana Peesapathy and Pradnya Keskar founded the company Bakeys in Hyderabad, India. Bakeys was the first company

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flat-pack construction Blueprints
Construction

Flat-Pack Construction

A modern modular take on flat-pack construction, Ten Fold Engineering has an innovative design that makes flat-pack housing and construction units desirable and luxurious. The

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Clay pot cooler
Energy

Zeer Pot Cold Storage

In 1995, Mohammed Bah Abba, a teacher from northern Nigeria, invented the Pot-in-Pot preservation cooling system also known as Zeer pot cold storage. His design

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Construction

Earthship Homes Sustainable Living

Earthship Homes use approximately 45 per cent recycled materials. Old tyres, glass bottles and drinks cans are all essential construction materials. Michael Reynolds the inventor

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Plastics

3D Printing PPE and Isinnova

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PPE is any protective garment or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection.  This can include protective

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Cubo modular bamboo
Construction

Cubo Modular Bamboo Housing

Cubo modular bamboo housing is the brainchild of Earl Patrick Forlales. Manila, Philippines has a housing problem similar to many other cities around the world.

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Plastics

Precious Plastic Universe

Precious Plastic Universe (Precious Plastic version 4) launched on Tuesday 7th January 2020. At Viable AlternativEnergy, we’ve been waiting anxiously for this new update since

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Edible Water
Ecology

Edible Water Ooho by Notpla

In 2013, Skipping Rocks Lab start up created Ooho an edible water “bottle”. Ooho’s peelable membrane comprises algae (brown seaweed) mixed with calcium and water. 

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3D crossings
Reduce waste

3D Crossings

3D street crossings are a fantastic alternative to conventional speed bumps. This idea has been around for a long time.  However the crossings in India

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Lumkani-fire-detection
Reduce waste

Lumkani Fire Alarm

The Lumkani fire detector is a heat detector which is not sensitive to smoke.  This device rates the rise of temperature. In dense informal settlements,

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Power of Compost Worms
Ecology

The Power of Compost Worms

Compost worms primarily consist of  red wiggler / tiger, African nightcrawler, Indian blue and Brandling.  These worms are powerful allies to organic farmers.  They assist

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paint
Reduce waste

Environmentally Friendly Paints

Three environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of producing paints. From recycling old latex paints, to the production of paints using windmills and linseed.  Finally the

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Bottle light
Energy

Bottle Light

In 2002 Brazilian mechanic Alfredo Moser invented a way of illuminating his workshop without using electricity.  He used a plastic bottle filled with water and

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Toys from Cardboard Box
Reduce waste

Toys from Cardboard Boxes

A father from Henan, a central province in China makes toys using low cost materials. Using cardboard boxes, bottles, wood skewers, elastic bands, bottle caps, marbles

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precious plastic
Plastics

Precious Plastic

Precious Plastic is an open source platform that shares their findings on how to solve plastic pollution. This project was created by Dave Hakkens from

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Hydrogen train
Electric

Train Powered by Hydrogen

The Coradia iLint is the first passenger train powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.  The train was by designed by Alstom teams in Salzgitter, Germany

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Mouldable glue Sugru
Re-use

Mouldable Glue – Sugru

Sugru is a tool that helps to strengthen the reuse step of the European waste hierarchy.  The five steps are “Prevention, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery and

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Library of Things
Re-use

A Library of Things

Share Shed – a “library of things”.  A place where you can borrow useful items like: sewing machines, household appliances, camping, gardening and sporting equipment

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Paper
Ecology

Paper Made of …

Imagine paper that is tear resistant, water resistant, bleach and acid free, bright white in colour and no trees were harmed to make this paper.  

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toothpaste single serving
Prevention

Bite Toothpaste

Bite, brush and repeat.  An environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toothpaste tubes.  They make this toothpaste pill from natural ingredients.  Additionally, all the packaging is

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Reduce waste

Green products awards

Green Products Awards 2021

At Viable AlternativEnergy  “green” (sustainable/ recyclable/ alternative) projects, products and ideas “give us life”. People who create and design new products with these concepts in

Read More »
top articles of 2020

7 Top Articles of 2020

These top articles from Viable AlternativEnergy focus on sustainable, environmental and socially conscious projects, products and ideas. Please join us, as we recap our 7

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Vinson Multi-tool

Christoph Tochtrop created the Vinson Multi-tool. It’s described as the rotary device for the household. The average household electronic device includes a power source (battery

Read More »
top articles Sustainable art

Sustainable Art

What is Sustainable Art? Sustainable art encompasses a wide range of artistic concepts, everything from thought-provoking environmental critique to studios working with carbon neutral or

Read More »
Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery

Edible Cutlery Made From 100% Natural Flours.  In 2010, Narayana Peesapathy and Pradnya Keskar founded the company Bakeys in Hyderabad, India. Bakeys was the first company

Read More »
flat-pack construction Blueprints

Flat-Pack Construction

A modern modular take on flat-pack construction, Ten Fold Engineering has an innovative design that makes flat-pack housing and construction units desirable and luxurious. The

Read More »
Clay pot cooler

Zeer Pot Cold Storage

In 1995, Mohammed Bah Abba, a teacher from northern Nigeria, invented the Pot-in-Pot preservation cooling system also known as Zeer pot cold storage. His design

Read More »
3D Printing PPE personal protective equipment

3D Printing PPE and Isinnova

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) PPE is any protective garment or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection.  This can include protective

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Cubo modular bamboo

Cubo Modular Bamboo Housing

Cubo modular bamboo housing is the brainchild of Earl Patrick Forlales. Manila, Philippines has a housing problem similar to many other cities around the world.

Read More »
precious plastic universe - brick wall

Precious Plastic Universe

Precious Plastic Universe (Precious Plastic version 4) launched on Tuesday 7th January 2020. At Viable AlternativEnergy, we’ve been waiting anxiously for this new update since

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Edible Water

Edible Water Ooho by Notpla

In 2013, Skipping Rocks Lab start up created Ooho an edible water “bottle”. Ooho’s peelable membrane comprises algae (brown seaweed) mixed with calcium and water. 

Read More »
3D crossings

3D Crossings

3D street crossings are a fantastic alternative to conventional speed bumps. This idea has been around for a long time.  However the crossings in India

Read More »
Lumkani-fire-detection

Lumkani Fire Alarm

The Lumkani fire detector is a heat detector which is not sensitive to smoke.  This device rates the rise of temperature. In dense informal settlements,

Read More »
Power of Compost Worms

The Power of Compost Worms

Compost worms primarily consist of  red wiggler / tiger, African nightcrawler, Indian blue and Brandling.  These worms are powerful allies to organic farmers.  They assist

Read More »
paint

Environmentally Friendly Paints

Three environmentally friendly and sustainable methods of producing paints. From recycling old latex paints, to the production of paints using windmills and linseed.  Finally the

Read More »
Bottle light

Bottle Light

In 2002 Brazilian mechanic Alfredo Moser invented a way of illuminating his workshop without using electricity.  He used a plastic bottle filled with water and

Read More »
Toys from Cardboard Box

Toys from Cardboard Boxes

A father from Henan, a central province in China makes toys using low cost materials. Using cardboard boxes, bottles, wood skewers, elastic bands, bottle caps, marbles

Read More »
precious plastic

Precious Plastic

Precious Plastic is an open source platform that shares their findings on how to solve plastic pollution. This project was created by Dave Hakkens from

Read More »
Mouldable glue Sugru

Mouldable Glue – Sugru

Sugru is a tool that helps to strengthen the reuse step of the European waste hierarchy.  The five steps are “Prevention, Reuse, Recycle, Recovery and

Read More »
Library of Things

A Library of Things

Share Shed – a “library of things”.  A place where you can borrow useful items like: sewing machines, household appliances, camping, gardening and sporting equipment

Read More »
Paper

Paper Made of …

Imagine paper that is tear resistant, water resistant, bleach and acid free, bright white in colour and no trees were harmed to make this paper.  

Read More »
toothpaste single serving

Bite Toothpaste

Bite, brush and repeat.  An environmentally friendly alternative to plastic toothpaste tubes.  They make this toothpaste pill from natural ingredients.  Additionally, all the packaging is

Read More »