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Portable devices allow for the enhanced detection of polluted areas
Implications - Personal pollution-detection devices are allowing consumers to make informed decisions on areas to avoid for health purposes, or improve in terms of reducing their pollution-related impact. These devices create a greater sense of purpose for consumers who are more motivated to change negative habits when faced with the consequences in a more visceral, impactful way. [More]
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31,048 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - May 18
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Higher education adapts to the eco-related research it takes part in
Implications - Research hubs in universities are adapting to the climate change and waste-related research they push out, by themselves changing the ways in which their architecture is designed, and impacts the environment. This shift comes as consumers increasingly expect brands and institutions to lay the foundations for a more sustainable future. [More]
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Apr 17 - May 18
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Deliverable packaging solutions adopt multifunctional designs
Implications - Packaging solutions that can be delivered are adopting dual-functionalities that allow consumers to reuse boxing for varying purposes. Such products come as a reaction to factors such as consumers' magnified focus on eco consumption, along with the rise of small-space living that requires simple and creative solutions to the process of cutting out excess. [More]
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93,849 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - May 18
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E-commerce packaging designs are aesthetically-focused
Implications - In contrast to the masses of corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap and plastic film that traditionally accompanies many e-commerce deliveries, online retailers are creating aesthetically elevated packaging solutions. This shift in attitude is reflective of an increased emphasis consumers place on seamless product experiences, but also brands' willingness to go above and beyond to exceed consumer expectations. By creating unique packaging concepts that protect goods and are simultaneously aesthetically pleasing, brands are able to add value to the normally-banal delivery experience. [More]
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48,135 Total Clicks
Oct 16 - Apr 18
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
In the Circular Economy, products are designed in closed loop systems
Implications - Within the Circular Economy, the use of virgin materials and material waste is removed from the use cycle, and existing materials are repurposed to close the use loop. From upcycled linen services to repurposed beer waste, these products and services reintroduce resources into the use cycle that would otherwise be considered waste. The increased popularity of such systems correlates with the rise of the informed consumer, and in this case caters to their propensity for contributing to a more sustainable and waste-free world. [More]
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May 17 - Apr 18
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New tower designs experiment with the use of wood
Implications - Increasingly, architects and engineers are turning to wood for the construction of eco-skyscrapers and towers. Timber is a largely unexplored building material for structures with more than three stories, but has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity due to its status as a sustainable building material. This preference is reflective of the increased emphasis and awareness that both designers and consumers have placed on sustainable products, in the face of climate change and its consequences. [More]
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May 17 - Apr 18
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Rooftop gardens and green oases are the next focus of urban planning
Implications - Rooftop gardens that produce harvests, offer education, and/or spaces to relax are becoming increasingly common in urban areas. These environments are being centered around urban planning initiatives as consumers seek forms of escapism in the face of rising urban populations, and governing bodies seek long-term solutions to minimize ecological footprints. [More]
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May 16 - Apr 18
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Brands conceptualize clothing made from fungal mycelium
Implications - The newest material fashion brands are beginning to innovate with is fungal mycelium, a compostable fiber that could have many uses in a range of industries. Its adoption into fashion speaks to brands' understanding the underlying consumer desire to move away from the "fast fashion" model, and into something that has less of a negative impact on the environment. [More]
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51,315 Total Clicks
Aug 16 - Apr 18
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Biodomes take over urban environments for a variety of functional uses
Implications - Biodomes are being incorporated seamlessly into urban environments for a multitude of purposes, that include everything from residences to workplace escapes and artistic installations. The use of such environments offers a cocooned form of escape in highly populated areas – popularized as consumers place a higher value on mental and physical health. [More]
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Jul 16 - Apr 18
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Menstrual products evolve to be more personalized and innovative than ever before
Implications - As consumers become more discerning about the products they purchase, especially when it comes to their health, even well-established products are taking on more personalized formats. This is being reflected in the menstrual category in particular, with iterations of these products coming out with a focus on their environmental impact, health implications and design to appease today's modern consumer. [More]
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23,466 Total Clicks
Mar 18 - Mar 18
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