How will urban households deal with hygiene, wastewater and solid waste in 2050? The solution, according to the combined vision of Veolia Environnement and the London School of Economics (LSE), lies in “a circular economy based on continuous reuse”.
In a home free of bins, household waste gets sorted by nanoscopic robots, senso-cleaners scan your hands for dirt, and plants and bacteria self-treat domestic effluents.
Baths require a minimal quantity of water, ultrasonic vibrations will remove dirt without the need for soap.
All surfaces (wall, floor, roof and window) become self-cleaning thanks to a coating of epicuticular wax crystalloids and a minimal amount of captured rainwater or condensation (no detergent).
Read more about the home of the future on Veolia’s Imagine 2050 web site.
Source: Veolia unveils bin-less homes vision, edie.net, 20 Nov 2013