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Eco innovators converge on the south coast

News   •   Jun 13, 2013 00:13 BST

Some of the leading minds in eco technology will decamp to Brighton this Friday for the annual Eco Technology Show.

From the latest in electric bike technology, to bio-mass boilers, eco stoves and even waterless urinals, the show will combine new product launches with opportunities for visitors to get stuck in and try the innovations for themselves.

The show will include several exploration zones: eco build, renewable energy, office, office and a home, transport, technology and innovation zone. Among the highlights of the event will be concept cars, including Vauxhall’s Ampera eclectic car and Citroën’s DS5, the world’s first diesel hybrid vehicle, and the latest renewable energy home products from infrared flooring to organic roofs.

The latest self build innovations will also be on show, including sustainable plumbing, heating and construction products, and garden products from rain water harvesting to micro irrigation. An installation about waste and recycling, entitled Reclaimed Journeys and by photographer and filmmaker Rodney Dekker, will also be on show. Dekker is best known for documenting communities and landscapes around the world which have been particularly impacted by climate change.

Visitors will also be able to have a 15 minute consultation with an expert in build, finance, energy, waste or transport issues in the advisors hub, as well as choose from 70 free workshops and talks.

Nicola Gunstone, commercial director at The Eco Technology Show, said: “As technology becomes increasingly intrinsic to our everyday lives many consumers are now equally interested in new technologies that also take the environment into consideration.

“Our aim with The Eco Technology Show is to share many of these break through eco innovations with the public for the first time, enabling visitors to meet with the experts behind them and learn more about how making low carbon product choices can also save money. Visitors of all ages are guaranteed to learn something new at this year’s Show and it promises to be a fun filled weekend.”

Also happening throughout Brighton and Hove will be the Eco Technology Show Fringe, offering visitors a view on eco technology in use in everyday life. This will include more than 20 householders throwing open their doors to the public, people’s day, where the city centre will be transformed into a street festival, and Sustain, a new show dedicated to the art of Eco Design and environmentally-conscious fashion. 

The Eco Technology Show opens from 9am-5pm on Friday and from 10am-5pm on Saturday 15 June and you can find Recycleopedia on stand D15. Tickets are £5 and children under 16 go free. Tickets and further details can be found on the websitewww.ecotechnologyshow.co.uk