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Best Eco-Friendly Devices: From Smartphones to Lamps

Best Eco-Friendly Devices: From Smartphones to Lamps

Wednesday, 27 April, 2022 - 07:00
Controlling the smart home through a mobile phone. (Shutterstock)

There’s no such thing as a totally eco-friendly gadget but these are kinder than most, according to a report by The Metro.

Featuring sleek desk lamps and bright diving watches, and even a special environmentally friendly phone, these are our top picks for modern gadgetry that will help you do your bit to save the world.

- According to Suri, a revolutionary new sustainable electric toothbrush, a whopping four billion toothbrushes are chucked in the bin every year. Make it one less by scrubbing your gnashers with this electric brush, which uses recyclable plant-based heads and can be easily repaired if it breaks.

It’s greener than brushing your teeth with a sprig of broccoli.

- Proof that choosing an eco-friendly phone doesn’t have to mean sacrificing specs, the Android-powered Fairphone 4 has a 6.3in Full HD+ screen, dual 48MP cameras round the back, and support for speedy 5G.

Its modular design means you can repair it yourself, but the chassis is still splash- and dustproof.

- Waterproof right down to 10m and made of recycled ocean plastics, the Triwa diving watch should feel right at home under the sea. It’s available in three colors – navy blue, orange and black – and has a rotating bezel plus oversized luminous indexes and hands.

- Upcycling is a brilliant way of cutting down on waste, but what if you don’t have the skills for it? Anti will do the hard work for you, turning old umbrellas into desk and table lamps that use energy efficient bulbs.

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