From Lightweight Solar Chargers to Sustainable Maple Drinks

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 23, 2016
Of the acts of reducing, reusing and recycling, reuse is one of the themes that is revisited most in the top October 2016 eco design ideas. Noteworthy eco designs include enventive products, decor and furniture pieces that have been made from repurposed materials such as banana fibers, ocean plastic waste and aircraft parts. The theme of repurposing can be seen in large- and small-scale designs such as converted school bus homes and honey jar packaging that transforms into a bee sanctuary.

Popular forms of technology and marketing such as food trucks, drones and pop-up retail shops are also being adapted for the purposes of reducing food waste, encouraging the growth of new trees, recycling and bringing awareness to a range of other environmental issues.