Eco Gadgets: Concept streetlamp gets powered by trash
Eco Factor: Streetlamp concept composts trash for energy.
A major percentage of the total amount of electricity consumed by a city is used up by lighting systems. Industrial designer Haneum Lee has come up with a concept lighting system that not only reduces the energy demands but also composts food waste.
The lamppost composts trash and uses the methane which is released as a byproduct to fuel the lights. The concept lamp allows users to throw their organic waste into a wastebasket, which further recycles it for the desired energy. The designer doesn’t state the amount of trash required to keep the lamppost glowing for a night, but it does show a way things can go really green.