Sustainable technology can be defined as the process of making mechanical and technical activities more eco-friendly and efficient while at the same time having an innovative and socially responsible result. And because technology is just a standard part of our world now, there need to be options available that promote increased sustainability options.The demand is growing to find alternatives, so LJP Waste Solutions has created this guide to help you understand some of the most common innovations you will see in the upcoming years.

Increased Home Chargers for EVs

It's no secret that electric vehicles are on the rise, and the number has increased by over 87.5%, with over a million electric cars on the road currently in the US. One problem with this is a lack of charging outlets, which has only had an increase of 31%. One advancement that is taking place is that by 2030, 50% of all vehicles sold will be electric and have over 500,000 charging stations installed around the country.

In addition, The US isn't the only country promoting electric charging stations, as England has announced that they will be required in all new homes and buildings from 2022. The charging station not only makes it easier for individuals to complete the chargers and utilize their vehicles more easily, but it also means that the more stations there are, the cheaper it will be to use them.

Wireless EV Chargers

Another great sustainable technology moving forward is wireless electric vehicle charging options. The same concept that phones use for wireless charging is being applied to electric vehicles. This process happens through inductive charging, which transfers electricity from one magnetic coil to the pad to another coil in the car. It simplifies the charging process, and the driver only needs to park over the charging pad for the process to commence.

Heat Pumps Will Replace Boilers

Finding new inventive waste solutions and creating sustainability can also be applied to the type of heating used in a home. There is no doubt that saving money and being more eco-friendly is a win-win situation, and with the current state of prices for propane and fuel oil, it's no surprise that swapping out a standard boiler for a more energy-efficient heat pump is on the horizon.

Standard boilers run on gas which is used to heat the water to heat your home, but because it runs on a non-renewable source, choosing the sustainable option is more beneficial.

The heat pump uses electricity and works similarly to an air conditioning unit, but instead produces heat. It also utilizes the outside air, which gets fed directly into your home, and converts it, making it an easier and more affordable option to choose.

Three different heating systems are also being worked on but are not available to the public yet.

●        An infrared heating panel converts electricity into infrared radiation and can be applied to a wall or ceiling.

●        A hydrogen boiler that doesn't need fossil fuels creates hot flue gasses that can be used to store for later use.

●        A microwave boiler is similar to a conventional boiler, but instead of using combustion for the heat, they use microwaves, a form of electromagnetic radiation for heating.

Delivery Robots

With a projection of over a 32% increase in food deliveries by 2022, this will come out to around 6 million tons of emissions, due to vehicles on the road. Another sustainable technology solution introduced is reducing carbon emissions from delivery services by using robots as an alternative. They are also incorporating them to plant trees faster, digest pollution in the waters, and clean up trash in the ocean, all equating to more sustainable measures.

Enhanced Solar Panel Options

Solar panels were created in 1839, and since then, they have become more streamlined and efficient. They are an effective and sustainable option, but due to their price and the fact that some individuals find their aesthetic unpleasing common, some people have put off investing in them. However, a new option is coming onto the market, and they are called solar tiles.

These tiles work just like the panels and convert the sun's rays into electricity, but they resemble traditional roof tiling. However, keep in mind that these can cost twice as much as a standard solar panel and may not produce as much electricity as a traditional one, but if your primary concern is the properties' appearance, this can be a great technological and sustainable option.

Locally Trusted for Sustainable Solutions and Services

Finding technological solutions can help reduce the number of natural resources used and create a healthier world. And if you need assistance in creating a zero-landfill and streamlined plan for your company in Minnesota, LJP Waste Solutions has the solution. We have built our business on providing workable solutions for all our clients, including residential and business waste disposal, based on passion and integrity.

We offer consultations to help you understand steps you can take toward waste reduction, so message us online or call us at 507-625-1968 today for your appointment.