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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than simply adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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Bamboo is being used as both packaging and an ingredient in cosmetic products
Implications - The eco-friendly qualities of bamboo are being incorporated in not just the packaging of cosmetic products, but in the formulation of cosmetic products themselves. This shift comes as consumers don't just seek products that are friendly to the environment, but products that benefit them directly because of their natural qualities. The inclusion of bamboo around and within cosmetic items caters to this shift, while adding an element of intrigue and marketability to the products. [More]
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Greenhouses are interacting with urban environments in new and dynamic ways
Implications - New greenhouses in urban spaces are increasingly designed with interactive, digital, and urban life-enhancing functions. These installations, whether performative, functional or both, offer escapist spaces in environments that have become disconnected from the benefits of nature. As consumers increasingly understand the physical and mental benefits of environmental engagement, these interactive urban oases serve to cater to this shift. [More]
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Jul 16 - Nov 17
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Sophisticated dishes and beverages are being made with waste foods and materials
Implications - With strategies surrounding the prevention of waste being formed on local, national and global levels, those who specialize in luxury food are accommodating these seemingly unpleasant materials or ingredients into their sophisticated menu items. This shift serves two significant functions – catering to experiential foodies desiring novelty, while giving consumers motivated by morality the simple, value-driven purchase decisions they crave. [More]
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Brands are creating air quality filters to protect children from pollution
Implications - With environmental pollution being hazardous to health and only gaining intensity in populated areas, brands are beginning to create products for infants that prevent them from breathing in contaminated air. These emerging innovations come as babies are the most vulnerable population, highly susceptible to the health hazards associated with pollution. This shift reflects the widely acknowledged fact of climate change and pollution's effects, and works to cater to concerned consumers' desire for preventative products, rather than those that simply offer treatments post-consequence. [More]
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Jul 16 - Oct 17
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Urban beekeeping products seek to make a positive impact
Implications - Beekeeping in urban environments is being reduced to small products and tools that individuals can use to create small oases for dwindling bee populations. As the extinction of bees continues to be a threat, eco-conscious consumers' own actions are serving to help prolong the inevitable consequences of dying bee populations. The shift towards urban beekeeping is largely brought to consumers through DIY tactics and smaller brands that seek to cater to consumers' desire to self-create effective solutions, rather than simply throwing money at various issues and hoping for a change. [More]
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Grocery stores are growing some of their own produce
Implications - As urban farming continues to grow in popularity and necessity, supermarkets are increasingly sourcing their produce from their in-store farms in order to accommodate this shift. While cultivating these in-store farms can add extra costs in labor, they serve to increase trust between the grocer and its customers by offering produce that is visibly fresh. As consumers in urban environments increasingly seek more authentic connections to the environment, in-store grocer gardens serve to offer this personalized touch by just slightly adjusting items that are already inherently connected to the grocery experience. [More]
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Products in different industries are being made with biopolymers
Implications - With plastic being one of the main contributors to pollution and waste around the world, brands are beginning to use biopolymers as an alternative to traditional polymer. This form of plastic is able to perform the same functions, but can biodegrade and has a smaller impact on the environment. As consumers are now well aware of marketing jargon, brands are having to accommodate their eco conscious consumption habits in a way that does not just give the perception of environmental awareness, but that actually contributes to effective change. [More]
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Calming office accessories speak to consumers' drive to disconnect
Implications - Modern consumers spend inordinate amounts of time connected to screens. Most people spend the majority of their time during the week at the office, so calming, natural desk accessories have sprung up to combat that constant connection. Soothing products with environmental inspirations help consumers to feel in touch with the natural world, even when the digital one looms near. [More]
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Consumers are taking vacations with positive environmental impacts
While outdoor vacations are quite common, what travel-related companies are offering more of are retreats that respect the environment, and that have either a neutral or a positive impact on it. This new approach to travel parallels the trajectory of an increase in consumer engagement with environmental issues. Brands offering these eco-friendly retreats are playing to consumers' growing desire to not just observe these issues, but to interact with them in a very real sense. [More]
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