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Fungi is adapted into sculptural and architectural designs
Implications - The incorporation of fungi-based materials into various architectural and sculptural designs has implications for a variety of industries, particularly those specializing in art and design, architecture, and eco-friendly production and consumption. The experimentation of fungi-based materials in building items that are typically "wasteful," in a way that actually reduces waste, serves a future in which consumers and brands alike are able to live and produce in a way that lessens their environmental impact. [More]
SCORE 8.1
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48,069 Total Clicks
Sep 17 - Oct 18
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TechArt & DesignEco
Consumer spaces incorporate real-time recycling initiatives and programs
Implications - Brands are curating spaces or creating products that offer "live" recycling over the course of the purchase journey. These products and experiences give consumers the opportunity to actually engage in consumption habits that lessen their ecological footprint, allowing for more interaction and less sermonizing around the subject of environmental change and betterment. [More]
SCORE 7.3
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50,847 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Oct 18
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TechBusinessEco
Insurance and security platforms protect consumer's investment in e-bikes
Implications - Where once, the major risks associated with mobility stemmed from automobiles, today a rise in popularity of transportation alternatives like e-bikes have necessitated new forms of insurance coverage. By providing coverage or support for loss and damages or injury for electronic bikes, these companies are aligning with the values and transportation preferences of consumers, while more importantly, driving forward the economic and social progression of the future of mobility. [More]
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34,827 Total Clicks
Jun 18 - Oct 18
This Month and Untested
TechWorldBusinessEcoTransportation
The construction of new buildings becomes more sustainable with 3D-printing
Implications - While the use of 3D-printing in architecture and construction isn’t new, it is emerging as a leading source of sustainable building materials. As consumers and companies continue to become more conscientious about the impact of their individual carbon footprint, they are turning to technology to help solve the challenges of transitioning to more sustainable living. [More]
SCORE 8.2
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90,771 Total Clicks
Mar 18 - Oct 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Self-Cooling functionalities enhance the health of people and products
Implications - Self-cooling functionalities within everyday items are aiming to enhance the longevity of the products they’re included in, as well as enhance the health and comfort of those using them. Such functions cater to ultra-informed consumers who prioritize carefully considered and safe consumption.. [More]
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77,453 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Sep 18
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LifestyleEco
Orange blossom is being used for health, wellness and beautifying purposes
Implications - Brands leverage the soothing benefits of orange blossom to for purposes such as skincare, easing indigestion, reducing nausea and more. This tropical and floral ingredient containing essential oils with hydrophilic qualities appeals to health-focused consumers seeking a more holistic lifestyle. Incorporating specific, organic ingredients into beauty, health and culinary products will speak to consumers focused on all-encompassing approaches to their health. [More]
SCORE 5.4
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21,450 Total Clicks
Mar 17 - Aug 18
This Quarter and Mild
FashionEcoCosmetics
Eco-certification becomes more cost-effective
Implications - For many entrepreneurs and small businesses attempting to verify their claims on sustainability, one significant barrier to entry has been the high cost of eco-certification. Emerging modes of certification, either supported by government organizations or private entities, work to break down an often elitist system that inadvertently lends favor to those with the financial backing to earn eco-accreditation. [More]
SCORE 6.5
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31,669 Total Clicks
Sep 17 - Aug 18
This Quarter and Warm
FashionBusinessEcoCosmetics
Trend Hunter Services
Compact electric delivery methods enhance efficiency and reduce costs
Implications - Compact electric vehicles are being adopted into brands' delivery methods as a way to reduce the costs associated with delivering products via traditional delivery vehicles. More than cutting costs and enhancing efficiency for the brands they're owned by, such compact delivery methods also serve consumers seeking more eco-friendly modes of consumption. [More]
SCORE 6.7
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38,785 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Aug 18
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AutosEco
Brands that offer indoor planters enhance their purpose, and therefore value
Implications - Indoor planters are being designed with alternative or added purposes that go beyond simply growing herbs. Whether specially curated cocktail herbs or designed to boost the mood of users, the incorporation of added value to such products offers a point of distinction in an oversaturated market. [More]
SCORE 8.4
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77,924 Total Clicks
Jul 17 - Aug 18
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Art & DesignEco
Realistic vegetarian meat products hit the mass market via fast food chains
Implications - As consumers become more aware of and concerned with the origins of their food, a shift toward both more natural and plant-based foods has taken place. Though not previously widely available, meat alternatives that closely resemble meat have been gaining traction over the past few years and are now becoming widely available by way of fast food chains. Signifying an openness to more sustainable yet science-based food products, this shift could potentially popularize plant-based diets with an even wider audience. [More]
SCORE 5.5
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11,363 Total Clicks
Nov 17 - Aug 18
This Quarter and Mild
LifestyleFoodHealthEco