Category: <span>Technology</span>

For Africa To Build A Sustainable Future, It Needs To Produce (Not Just Consume) Information

For Africa To Build A Sustainable Future, It Needs To Produce (Not Just Consume) Information

Abuja, Nigeria: According to a recent study, mankind has produced more data in the last two years than has ever been produced since we came into existence. This means that a child born in the year 2000 has probably come across more information than his parents have in their entire lifetime. There is a certain...

Flowerling App – The Zero Waste and Sustainable Way to Send and Receive Flowers

Flowerling App – The Zero Waste and Sustainable Way to Send and Receive Flowers

To send flowers is to show you care. Around the world, people send flowers as birthday gifts, Valentine’s Day gifts, or to celebrate significant life moments. Flowers are a thoughtful gift that people (and particularly women) love to receive. Unfortunately, sending flowers comes with quite the environmental footprint. First off there’s the growing of the flowers....

Treepex: The Portable Device That Transforms Air Pollution Into Fresh Oxygen

Treepex: The Portable Device That Transforms Air Pollution Into Fresh Oxygen

Pollution has been a serious issue for our communities and the planet since the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the problem has since accelerated with industrial progress and our dependance on fossil fuels. Air pollution particularly causes breathing problems and a host of health issues such as cardio vascular disease, diabetes, weight gain...

Fighting Food Waste with CogZum

Fighting Food Waste with CogZum

It all started as a hobby. Ivo Dimitrov, a software engineer, simply wanted to track his family’s food shopping habits, ensure cost-efficiency in his food spending and prevent food waste. This led him to test out several shopping apps. Unfortunately, all the apps that he used lacked what he felt was a vital feature –...

Wearable Mushrooms – Is Fungus Really The Future of Fashion?

Wearable Mushrooms – Is Fungus Really The Future of Fashion?

After decades of synthetic fibres dominating the fashion industry, nature is back on trend. With the help of science and forward-thinking designers, biofabrication is innovating materials. This process involves the manipulation of biomaterials, with the use of 3D printing principles to produce sustainable alternatives to mainstream materials. Eco-friendly natural materials that have become popular recently...

Sewing Robots: Is This The Future of Garment Manufacturing?

Sewing Robots: Is This The Future of Garment Manufacturing?

In late 2016, the garment manufacturing business was abuzz with a new development. Inventor Jonathan Zornow launched Sewbo, a sewing robot prototype and what is now being seen as a likely game changer in garment manufacturing. Sewbo, claims Zornow, is the very first robot to have sewn a complete garment. In 30 minutes, it was...

3-D Printing: Fueling a Product Revolution

3-D Printing: Fueling a Product Revolution

Early this year, San Francisco-based startup company Apis Cor built a house in just 24 hours. The secret? A mobile 3-D printer. According to a TIME report, Apis Cor built a 400-square foot home with a bedroom, bathroom and hallway through the magic of 3-D printing technology. This house, located in Moscow, can withstand a...

5 Outstanding Examples of Sustainable Design Around the World

5 Outstanding Examples of Sustainable Design Around the World

According to statistics from the Department of Environment, Australians spend an average of 90 percent of their lives indoors, and six percent of their lives inside vehicles, in transit. This means you spend only around three percent of your life outside, which then leads us to the topic of air quality. Why? Well, unless you...