Be it segregating wastes or using recyclable bags, every little eco-friendly act can go far. But if you want to step up your game, here are some of the best eco-friendly gadgets for that 360-degree lifestyle shift. Storms, bush fire, and a pandemic aren’t really the perfect conversation starters, but since they made a huge wave this 2020, it’s time that we pay attention to the big elephant in the room: environmental conservation. 

Believe it or not, an eco-friendly lifestyle equates to better health and longevity, while a destructive environment does the complete opposite, making it critical for us to proactively look for eco-friendly gadgets and products that can help us create a greener, more conducive space. By centering our focus on building a sustainable lifestyle, we can make positive environmental impacts one technological product at a time. 

To help you get started on the right foot, below are some of our favorite eco-friendly finds this 2020: 

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller

According to EPA, water leaks on an average household can result in water wastage of up to 180 gallons per week. With huge figures on the line, it’s important to proactively find ways to conserve water–one thing that the Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler can do for you. 

Instead of automatically sprinkling water on your lawn even in the middle of a storm, this smart device gathers weather forecasts from the Internet to accurately disperse the amount of water you need based on your existing (and future) weather conditions. 

Anker Portable Solar Panel

Normally, solar panels and the word “portable” don’t mix, and that’s exactly why Anker has made a huge name in the eco-friendly department. Flaunting a portable, lightweight design, this weather-proof, 21-watt solar panel gives you access to 2 USB ports, which has an output limit of 2.4 amps. Great for traveling or for an unexpected power outage, Anker is definitely a great bargain in terms of function, aesthetics, and price point. 

Disposable Batteries

From Energizer to Panasonic to EverReady, global brands have adapted to our need to conserve and take care of our natural resources by developing disposable batteries that are less hazardous to the environment. While many may not be aware, batteries contain corrosive compounds, which pose risks if disposed of carelessly. 

Disposable batteries offer a great solution by extending battery life by the use of high-grade cells. Panasonic’s Eneloop, for instance, can last up to 2,100 recharge cycles, making them a great investment for both homes and businesses. 

LG Indoor Garden

Our next and final stop is no stranger to those who cultivated a new hobby during the widespread lock down: gardening. Probably the best product on our list in terms of promoting holistic health, the LG Indoor Garden deploys a range of technological solutions to mimic the outdoors and help you create a conducive, plant-growing environment. From temperature to lighting to water control–name it and this hefty device got you covered. 
Investing in eco-friendly gadgets may seem impractical, but these products actually pay for themselves in the long run. A friend to you and to the environment, these innovative solutions, when used collectively, can help safeguard our children’s future.