Today, UK stands third in the race of innovation, disruption, and technology. The government has invested billions in several tech companies to ensure that the country receives the best and most modern technology available on the planet. However, with the rising issue of global warming and climate change comes the need to bring about sustainable and eco-friendly ideas that not only benefit the people of the country but also the environment. The governing body along with the tech companies have envisioned getting to net-zero by 2050. This means that all new innovations and developments will seek a very low to zero carbon footprint production. With the help of alternative resources like replenishable ways of generating energy, lesser usage of water and reduction in emission of greenhouse gases, the world isn’t far from reaching its goal of saving the planet.
Over the last few years, several start-ups have risen in the UK that claim to make sustainable and green tech that focus on removing environmental impact with eco-friendly strategies. With 65 billion pounds donated by the government into this cause, from 2020 to 2022, there are a few start-ups that have taken the lead.
This specific start-up has made exercises like walking and jogging helpful for the climate along with the body. The company has come up with special paving tiles for the footpath that generate kinetic energy via electromagnetic generators from every step taken. From shopping centres to transport hubs, these tiles have already been installed and have generated enough electricity to power a football pitch.
Who knew shopping could be made environmental-friendly? This Leeds based start-up developed credit cards made of recyclable plastic collected from water bodies. Moreover, this card comes with an app that allows the users to track the amount of carbon emissions released from each of their purchases and transactions.
Like the name suggests, this start-up has attracted 1.5 million members from the UK domestic electricity market by producing bulbs that run on 100% renewable electricity and carbon-neutral gas. This company now controls 5% of the electricity market.
Besides these varied branching companies, there are several smartphone and household appliance producing brands that have resorted to sustainable ways to reduce carbon footprint. From Apple to Samsung, even though not UK based companies, have proven their advancements in making the planet a better place to live in. Moreover, most of these smartphones are made up of eco-friendly batteries and other components of the body that can be easily replaced and reused, without having to hunt down into the ground for rare raw materials and minerals.
I have mentioned only 3 start-ups that have caught the public’s eye in the UK, however, there are many more that have created solutions to technology that would otherwise void the climate of its natural resources. How about I end this one by giving you a situation? If you were ever asked to start your own green company, what would be the first thing that you would like to find an alternative and reliable solution for?