It’s no news that the world, as of right now, is in great turmoil.
As the days continue to go by, there is a constant rise in the need for inventions that are ecologically driven and have a positive impact on our environment and climate. And from what it seems, forward-thinking, creative, and environmentally-conscious people are already taking up arms and answering the call of duty.
Despite facing less-than-favorable circumstances like ocean acidification, deforestation, and rising temperatures, inventors are constantly working on environmentally-friendly practices so that our planet can ultimately be a better place to live on.
Here are some of the best planet-saving inventions we’ve come across so far.
1. Water-Soluble Bags
Water-soluble bags are made out of organic plastic and derivative composed of polyvinyl alcohol that dissolves when it comes in contact with water. This product is mostly used in the form of a laundry bag, such as in a nursing home, hospital, or health care facility. This means that the person dealing with these bags will only have to place them inside their washing machine to get rid of them completely. And no, they will not have to come in contact with the dirty laundry, either.
2. Pollination Drones
Most of the wild plants in the world and a decent amount of crops are pollinated through the help of birds, bees, and other insects. But considering the drop in bee population, inventors are now turning to robotics to hopefully solve this global issue artificially. Small-sized drones are being created in order to replace bees in an effort to help increase pollination.
3. The Ocean Cleanup
There is no denying that every single year, there is an endless amount of plastic waste that finds its way into the ocean. For many reasons, this is dangerous and if swift actions aren't taken anytime soon, plastic waste will surely have a much bigger impact on our health, economy, and ecosystem as a whole. The Ocean Cleanup is an organization that aims to get rid of 90% of the trash floating on the surface of the ocean. This organization also aims to clean river garbage before it reaches the ocean.
So which invention did you like best?