Eco design of the future

A biodegradable cup, a wind-up clock and green computer are a handful of Irish-designed products to get us on the sustainable track, writes Roisin Finlay.

21st October, 2006

The wind-up alarm clock brings you back to the land of the living. You flick the switch to change the privacy glass from opaque to transparent to allow the sunshine to stream into your room, before hopping in a piping hot shower courtesy of the solar panelling on your roof.

Then it’s off to work on the fold-up bike listening to your iPod which is powered via your Scottvest jacket with its discreet photovoltaic cells....

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