The world of consumer electronics is not known for being particularly eco-friendly. However, there are products out there that are on the sustainable side of things.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas — they all make us want to buy new technology. One way of curbing your buyer’s remorse and guilt is by purchasing eco-friendly electronics.
There are a few companies out there that are trying to keep their carbon footprint to a minimum. Using recycled or plant-based materials, utilising sustainable packaging and postage. Even supporting green initiatives like replanting forests or clearing sea plastics, everything helps.
This list contains five of the best eco-friendly electronic gifts available this year. Recycled earphones, plant-based wires, bamboo speakers and more. Go greener with your gift giving this year, and save the planet with recycled wrapping paper.
Made from recycled materials, this Koba Clare E2 is an alternative to the resource-heavy Kindle ebook readers. The outer case is made from 85% recycled plastic, including at least 10% ocean-bound plastic. Over the course of a year, Koba plans to divert over 200,000 plastic bottles from oceans and over a million CDs and DVDs from landfills.
These cool headphones are made even better when you notice the headband is actually a solar panel. Powered by light, these are self-charging adidas headphones, in direct sun they charge quickly. And even after the sun goes down, you can use them for 80 hours when fully charged. Amazing stuff.
It helps that they look great too — not to mention the plastic is 87% recycled.
Built using materials from plants like corn and sugarcane this ethically-designed cable is bio-based. Anker might not be a company well-versed in sustainability, but this shows it is willing to take on new ideas.
With a 20,000-bend lifespan, this cable is more than ready to handle the stresses and strains of daily use. A stocking filler for the eco-warriors in your life.