Sustainable Product Design News
In a world where there is an increasing concern with environmental impact, it’s important to keep in mind the sustainability of new product design. When new products are made, there is a growing number of waste that can sometimes be produced. We’ve rounded up some fun and interesting concepts for sustainable product design.
Self-repair washing machine and ‘bee-friendly neighbourhoods’ among RSA student design winners
A group of students were asked to respond to a project set for them which challenged social matters. Some of the projects, which included recycling rain water, were designed with a mind to help us to be more aware of saving our environment, and reducing the negative impact.
15 year old Ann Makosinski invents body heat powered flashlight
This 15 year old student is one of 15 finalists in the 2013 Google science fair competition, and has invented an LED flashlight powered only by the heat of your hands. Made from simple materials, that she bought at her local store.
Material ecology: additive technology and biological forms
3D printing is getting more advanced as time goes on, and in this case, is helping people with medical conditions. This team in particular has managed to produce a glove to help with the symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome, and pays particular focus and attention on creating products that avoid as much waste as possible.
Nutrima Analyzes Your Food for Nutrition, Freshness and Toxicity
This new product helps identify how fresh your food is, and in turn will help eliminate the amount of food that we waste on a regular basis. It can also inform you of any toxins that may be present in the food.