Australia has always been a major player in the eco-conscious arena. Australia is one of the places most affected by the greenhouse gasses that are slowly destroying the ozone layer over the continent. But it is usually other countries get all the credit when it comes to the best and brightest eco-friendly products. Here is a list to show you that Australia can more than hold its ground when it comes to inventions.
Solar roof tiles
Sure, solar panels installed on rooftops are cool but what about solar roof tiles you can put on your house? While the technology is not new today, in 2006 this was revolutionary. These sleek roof tiles are capable of integrating onto an already existing roof. It has been patented in 28 countries and has won an Australian design award.
Waste sifting in construction
Sam Turnbull, an Australian inventor, created a product that would help the construction industry save materials. With Turnbull’s invention, companies will be able to save the little bits and pieces of materials that are usually lost in production. Turnbull’s mesh piece attaches itself onto a piece of machinery and catches the materials. The materials can now be saved to reuse in other projects or for recycling.
One of the leading causes of land pollution is chemicals that are persistent in nature. This means that they can take hundreds of years to breakdown and disappear. That means for years the chemicals are there, causing harm to wildlife and to people. These chemicals are usually transported through waterways. One Australian inventor created a way to coat surfaces of homes that touch water (bathtubs, sinks, etc.) with a non-polluting coating. John Gregory has a patented product that is guaranteed to cause no harm to the environment.
Mechanical joining system
Taking inspiration from the clams native to Australian waters, Inventor Dean Cameron created a new kind of system for joining that will lock together two parts without the use of heavy machinery. Today, his company has grown and developed more technology that uses this system. Cameron now has different products to fit different needs. One of these products is the Pipelox. The Pipelox creates a seal on pipes that can be used permanently or temporarily. It can withstand high pressure and is available for commercial use. His product is inexpensive and saves money because it doesn’t take as much money to transport.