With our goal of meeting net zero carbon emissions in 2030, we need to change how we go about our daily lives to be successful. Thankfully, with the advances in green technology, we can make a change for the better and save money simultaneously! Below are some of the best environmentally friendly technologies that you can use today.
Smart water filter
One of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to reduce your use of plastics, especially those that can’t or won’t be recycled. A number of people prefer water bottles over water from the tap, so they buy single-use plastic bottles to avoid drinking sink water. Luckily, if you don’t like sink water, there are other alternatives to single-use plastic bottles! Smart water filters attach to your faucet and filter the harmful contaminants out of your water, such as microplastics, mercury, and chlorine.
Solar powered products
As technology becomes more integrated into daily life, we have to find ways to offset the demand for electricity. One of the best ways that we can start transitioning to a renewable energy source is to install solar panels into the house or install a storage battery, so you have a way to use sustainable energy even on gloomy days. Your electricity bill will thank you.
You can reduce the amount of electricity you need to power your computer by switching to accessories powered by the sun! There are a number of different keyboards that can charge from the sun or artificial light and keep their charge for a long time.
Smart power strips
An unfortunate issue in life is that even when electronics are sitting idle, they’ll most likely still waste electricity. Luckily, there are ways around that. Smart power strips are a great way to use your technology without wasting any extra electricity.
The circuitry in a smart power strip makes it so that power isn’t transmitted from the outlet to the device when electronics aren’t in use. For example, if you’re watching television but not using a game console, the power strip will stop the electricity from passing to the gaming console. This is one way that you can reduce your carbon footprint without even thinking about it!