Energy-saving house of the future will have no bins and a self-cleaning bathroom

Energy-saving house of the future will have no bins and a self-cleaning bathroom

The energy-saving homes of the future will have no bins, rubbish-sorting robots and a self-cleaning bathroom, according to elaborate new research, says

The futuristic design comes from a report by environmental services company Veolia Environmental named “Imagine 2050”.

According to the report, homes in the future will not need any bins.

Nanoscopic robots will sort waste in the kitchen and then quickly eat away the rubbish once it has been separated into materials.

The plan shows that modified food packaging will be introduced that will degrade in time to beat its sell-by-date.

It is not just the kitchen that will remain pristine.

The bathroom will be left looking spotless with ultrasonic baths, water purification systems and self-cleaning surfaces.

Sink taps will have a dirt detection system and only finish washing your hands when 100 per cent of the dirt has been removed.

These new-age homes will have 3D printers and use materials that conserve energy in the home to lower energy bills.

Estelle Brachlianoff, Veolia Environnement Executive Vice-President, UK and Northern Europe says these new homes can give residents an easier lifestyle.

She said: “Looking ahead to 2050, we believe these ideas can provide the platform for a more collaborative way of living based on bin-less homes of the future where waste is sorted by nanobots, you can take an ultrasonic bath that uses less water and print in 3D!”

Working in partnership with the London School of Economics, the report looks at a city in 2050 that has been built by a society that has relied on local services and efficient resources to maintain low levels of energy usage.

In this more environmentally-friendly city the level of emissions have been reduced by 80% since 1990 compared to 40% in our current built-up areas.

Water usage will be lowered by almost a third with the city using 100 litres per person per day on average compared to 130 litres at present.

The report shows the importance of a city that runs with low energy consumptions compared to one that is quickly starving the world of raw materials.

Ms Brachlianoff said: “It sounds unbelievable but by 2050 it’s estimated that 70% of the world’s population will live in cities.

“That compares with just over 50% now and has huge implications for society and for our core business – how we preserve scarce raw materials, water, energy and waste.

“We see a future that can go one of two ways – resource efficient collaborative consumption based on a circular economy or a resource hungry urban sprawl.”

Dr Savvas Verdis, Senior Research Fellow for LSE Cities at the London School of Economics, added: “We know from studying cities across Europe that the best-performing cities use a combination of infrastructure investment and innovative policies to encourage sustainable lifestyles.”