From waterless toothbrushes to smart electrical outlets, a variety of new products designed to let consumers make small changes in their behavior to help the environment were showcased at the 2010 Go Green Expo in New York City. Click ahead to see how everyday items can contribute to sustainability.
Posted March 23, 2010
The makers of this waterless toothbrush seek to conserve water wasted while brushing. Instead of water, the brush uses replaceable and recyclable cartridges placed inside the brush that serve as a toothpaste and mouthwash.
More info: aquafreetoothbrush.com
These iPod speakers are made with wrappers from food conglomerate Mars that would have gone to waste. The speakers come in different designs, either M&M wrappers, Skittles or Starburst (pictured here). The speakers don’t require batteries or need to be plugged into an outlet, making them safer for the environment.
More info: merkuryinnovations.com
The Modlet, which will be released in the fourth quarter of this year, turns any normal outlet into a smart one, allowing owners to reduce electricity consumption. The device can automatically shut off power to electronics and appliances when not in use.
More info: thinkecoinc.com
This bag does double duty: it is a portable hamper to drop off clothes at the dry cleaner; it also unfolds into a garment bag to bring the clothes back home. The bag eliminates the need for conventional plastic wrapping.
More info: itsmyb.com
These reusable sandwich and snack carriers eliminate the need for plastic sandwich bags. The snackTaxi can be turned inside out to clean or dropped in the washing machine.
More info: snacktaxi.com
A greener way to hold your green: 25 percent of this wallet is made with recycled plastic milk and water bottles. The rest is made from a strong micro fiber material without using stitching, making it 100 percent recyclable.
More info: dynomighty.com
These biodegradable wipes start out as tiny pills that expand in water and can be used to clean hands or faces.
More info: ezwyp.com