Plastic Free

Plastic-free sachets and hydrogen-powered F1 cars: The best green innovations from CES 2021 – edie.net

From big-name corporates to tiny startups, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw thousands of companies showcase their newest tech-based innovations. Here, edie rounds up some of the biggest announcements around green products.

While the focus on masks and sanitisation was clear to see, many exhibitors showcased innovations with environmental benefits

While the focus on masks and sanitisation was clear to see, many exhibitors showcased innovations with environmental benefits

For four days each January, Las Vegas plays host to CES – and the 200,000+ delegates that attend. But this year, for the first time, the event was moved fully online, as Covid-19 continues to sweep the US.  This didn’t stop announcements from coming in thick and fast, though, with innovators keener than ever to showcase technologies with social, public health and environmental benefits.

With CES having come to a close for another year late last week, edie is rounding up six products and systems from the show that could help create a more sustainable future.

Plastic-free, single-dose cleaning products

Going plastic-free is a particular challenge in developing nations where residents can only afford to buy single sachets of products like shampoo, shower gel and household cleaners at a time. In this Philippines alone, some 60 billion sachets are sold a year. While populations have reaped the short-term benefits of better sanitation and hygiene, they are now bearing the brunt of the global plastic pollution problem.

Procter & Gamble (P&G)
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