Category Archives: Merchandise

Rideable Luggage

The ECOreport looks at a highly successful Indiegogo fundraiser: the World’s first Rideable Luggage

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1My first response to Modobag is laughter. Imagine dozens of motorized suitcases zipping through a busy airport corridor. Pedestrians beware! These vehicles are “three times faster than walking” and you do not know when someone will drive one around the next corner. This carry on vehicle is a highly successful Indiegogo fundraiser, but is there a future for rideable Luggage?

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What kind of a difference will CleverMade products make?

The ECOreport publishes a Q&A, What kind of a difference will CleverMade products make?

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1In response to a San Diego company’s news release, I emailed back a series of questions based around the theme “What kind of a difference will CleverMade products make?”

These are the Questions and CleverMade’s answers.

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Collapsible Container Company Adds A SnapBasket

The ECOreport reposts a story about CleverMade’s 2016 Product Line, the collapsible container company adds a SnapBasket

From Mixte Communications

March 21, 2016 – Carlsbad, CA – It just got easier to keep clutter in check and move seamlessly between everyday errands and weekend getaways. CleverMade’s growing line of products pop up to hold supplies in style, then fold down to tuck out of sight. Following the success of its popular CleverCrate, a stackable plastic crate that collapses when not in use, CleverMade introduces the SnapBasket, a lightweight and roomy self-standing bag that relies on the same shape-shifting design.

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Energy Apps That MIGHT Change The World

The ECOreport reposts a story about Energy Apps That MIGHT Change The World, or maybe not. 

Originally Published on Greenpeace Energydesk

By Helle Abelvik-Lawson

Energy consumer technology is going through something of a revolution.

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Analyzing the lifecycle of today’s mobile phone

Originally Published on Click Green

It is estimated that in 2014 over two billion mobile phones were sold worldwide. Of these, over one billion were estimated to be smartphones. It is also estimated that a massive 87% of the world’s population now use mobile phones. These are staggering figures, but how many of us have ever stopped to think of where our precious mobile phones came from and what happens to them once we discard them for a newer model?

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Maintaining a Virtual Presence in your Home (Video)

By Roy L Hales

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A recent Lux Research report described the growth of Home energy management (HEM) technologies during the last decade and predicted that Europe and the United States will lead in their development. One of these devices is described in the video below. The smartphone app “Presence” allows homeowners to monitor, and control, the usage of their electrical devices from anywhere in the world.
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Rocket Stoves: A Better Burning Wood Stove (Video)

 By David Dodge and Duncan Kinney, Green Energy Futures 

Published on Jun 30, 2013 – Fire. There is nothing so hypnotic as sitting around a campfire, listening to it crackle, while talking about not much at all. Well the rocket stove takes our fascination with fire and bends it 90 degrees. Learn more in our full blog, radio podcast and @ http://www.greenenergyfutures.ca/episode/47-rocket-stoves
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MicroGreen: Makers Of The World’s Only Insulating Recyclable Hot Cup

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1“Twenty years ago researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and later at the University of Washington, discovered that if you put plastic under pressure and expose it to a gas, such as CO2, it will become saturated with that gas while in the solid state. By exposing the saturated plastic to sufficient heat to soften it rather than melt it, the gas nucleates into billions of bubbles, held in place by the solid state plastic, so that the whole structure expands in a controllable manner resulting in a low density plastic with the same chemistry.” – MircoGREEN’s website
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