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Top 100 Eco Trends of 2014

From Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes to Chinese Pollution Pictures

— January 11, 2015 — Eco
As the top 2014 eco trends demonstrate, people are turning to innovative new technologies and creative recycling projects to reduce their carbon output, reduce waste and ultimately be more energy efficient.

Hydroponics systems are becoming increasingly pervasive. This means on an individual level people can grow their own herbs at home with ZeroSoil's self-watering indoor gardens. JAPA's floating agricultural towers also provide Singapore's dense urban areas with a local food solution.

When people don't just know about the negative effects of climate change, but understand the human impact (through photography projects like futuristic climate change postcards), they are more likely to personally take action. This is evident when you consider the number of upcycled furniture pieces and architectural works.

For a more in-depth look at 2014 eco trends, check out Trend Hunter's eco trend report that offers more analysis.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
99
Chinese Pollution Pictures
Chinese Pollution Pictures
Souvid Datta Captures the Impact Contaminated Landscapes Have on Humans
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98
Metropolitan Compost Islands
Metropolitan Compost Islands
The Green Loop Network Will Add an Eco-Friendly Edge to the Big Apple
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97
Hip Industrial Waste Bags
Hip Industrial Waste Bags
Use2B Offers Urban Carriers Made from Used Materials
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96
Forest-Reflecting Glass Homes
Forest-Reflecting Glass Homes
This Modern Tower House Refelcts the Forest and Surrounding Area
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95
Eco Sand Packaging
Eco Sand Packaging
Sand Packaging is Carefully Composed of Abundant Natural Material
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94
Phoenix Paper Sculptures
Phoenix Paper Sculptures
Paper Rebirth by Zim&Zou; Gives Recycled Papers New Life
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93
Floating Agricultural Towers
Floating Agricultural Towers
JAPA's Vertical Farm System Offers a Local Food Solution to Singapore
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92
Self-Sustainable Abodes
Self-Sustainable Abodes
The Pump House is Tranquil, Bright and Beautifully Crafted
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91
Reusable Protective Packaging
Reusable Protective Packaging
Fragile by Mireia Gordi Vila Could Do Away with Styrofoam Peanuts
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90
Recycled Bottle Hatracks
Recycled Bottle Hatracks
The Lucirmas Hanging Coatrack Features Drinking Vessels Instead of Dowels
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89
Re-Imagined Umbrella Designs
Re-Imagined Umbrella Designs
The Sa™ is Seeking Finances Via Crowdfunding Platform Kickstarter
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88
Repurposed Skid Seating
Repurposed Skid Seating
The LC2 Chair Recreates a Classic Le Corbusier Piece from Scrap Material
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87
Rustic Branch Illuminators
Rustic Branch Illuminators
This DIY Branch Table Lamp is Perfect for Those Who Love the Outdoors
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86
Mini Mountainside Shelters
Mini Mountainside Shelters
The Cassina Refuge Tonneau is a Compact Capsule for Cozy Remote Living
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85
Ultra Energy-Efficient Homes
Ultra Energy-Efficient Homes
BioCasa 82 is the First European Home With an LEED Platinum Rating
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84
Sleek Sustainable Abodes
Sleek Sustainable Abodes
This 100% Renewable Energy House is Stunning
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83
Compact Commuter Helicopters
Compact Commuter Helicopters
The Eduardo Galvani Fly Citycopter Plane is Designed for Transit
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82
Glammed-Up Garage Gazebos
Glammed-Up Garage Gazebos
Illuminated Waterfront Cabin is an Elegant Skeleton of an Old Structure
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81
Chemical-Free Swiming Pools
Chemical-Free Swiming Pools
This Chlorine-Free Pool Uses Biological Filters
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80
Collapsible Water Bottles
Collapsible Water Bottles
The Hydaway Bottle Holds Up to 21 Ounces in a Minimalist Design
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79
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Whooshh Innovations' Fish Cannons Can Fire 40 Salmon a Minute
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78
Radically Retro Retail Buses
Radically Retro Retail Buses
The Hex Bus is a Travelling Pop-Up Shop Bus
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77
One-Wheeled Motorbikes (UPDATE)
One-Wheeled Motorbikes (UPDATE)
The Ryno Micro-Cycle is a Powerful and Compact Conveyance
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76
Off-Grid Living Photography
Off-Grid Living Photography
This Hunter-Gatherer Photo Series is Candid and Enlightening
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75
Opulent Urban Bikes
Opulent Urban Bikes
Gold Cycle One by Nikolaus Hartl Uses a Minimalist Design
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74
Anatomical Produce Illustrations
Anatomical Produce Illustrations
Dan Cretu Stuns with His Latest Fruit and Vegetable Art Series
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73
Autonomous Urban Autos
Autonomous Urban Autos
The Twinway Can Minimize Traffic Congestion and Driving Increase Efficiency
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72
Eco-Friendly Interchangeable Shoes
Eco-Friendly Interchangeable Shoes
These Eco-Shoes are One-of-a-Kind Customizable Designs
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71
Sustainable Aquatic Branding
Sustainable Aquatic Branding
Sitka Salmon Shares Use Smart Packaging as a Canvas for its Story
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70
Bent Lumber Bicycle Ledges
Bent Lumber Bicycle Ledges
Flxble Bike Dock Offers an Organic Way to Store Your Conveyance Inside
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69
Flatpack Concept Cars
Flatpack Concept Cars
The HERE Car Compresses for Compact Parking at Home and Out
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68
Parasitic Eco Flashlights
Parasitic Eco Flashlights
The Suckerfish Attaches to Automobiles to Harness Energy to Operate
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67
Outward-Arching Shelving
Outward-Arching Shelving
The Curve Lean Shelf Bows Away from the Wall as a Dynamic Storage System
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66
Plastic Bottle Vegetable Gardens
Plastic Bottle Vegetable Gardens
The Petomato Planter is Organic, Educational and Eco-Friendly
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65
Sewer Pipe Seating
Sewer Pipe Seating
The Cloche Sofa Repurposes a NYC Drainage Tube as a Modern Movable
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64
Eco-Friendly Portuguese Homes
Eco-Friendly Portuguese Homes
Miramar House is Located in a Picturesque Portuguese Town
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63
Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers
Recycled Skateboard Bottle Openers
This Bottle Opener is Made by Hand from Broken Skateboards.
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62
Mobile Eco Generators
Mobile Eco Generators
The Portable Wind Solar System Harnesses the Sun and Breeze Anywhere
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61
Transparent Geometry Planters
Transparent Geometry Planters
Etsy's Glass Terrarium Icosahedron is Both Decorative and Practical
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60
Nomadic Geometric Wood Decor
Nomadic Geometric Wood Decor
The Thomas Wayne Woodworks are Wizardly Shaped Masterpieces
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59
Minimalist Wooden Cabins
Minimalist Wooden Cabins
The Ermitage Cabin is a Minimalist Retreat into Swedish Nature
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58
Flourishing 3D Printed Gardens
Flourishing 3D Printed Gardens
This 3D Printer is Able to Produce a Living Garden
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57
Tiny DIY Dwellings
Tiny DIY Dwellings
This Tiny Mobile Home was Made by Dee Williams and is 84-Square-Feet
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56
3D-Printed Mud Houses
3D-Printed Mud Houses
The Wasp 3D Printers Construct Low-Cost Mud Houses
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55
Lush Indoor Gardening Terrariums
Lush Indoor Gardening Terrariums
The Pyramid Terrarium Will Turn Your Home into a Vegetated Oasis
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54
Heritage-Inspired Leather Accessories
Heritage-Inspired Leather Accessories
These Handmade Leather Goods Inspire Only Those Who Dream
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53
Eco-Friendly Cedar Cabins
Eco-Friendly Cedar Cabins
The Stealth Cabin Combines Modern and Traditional Design Philosophies
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52
Upcycled Paper Wallets
Upcycled Paper Wallets
This DIY Recycled Paper Wallet Can Be Made Out of a Brown Paper Bag
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51
Versatile Health Food Packaging
Versatile Health Food Packaging
Containers for Plus Kitchen Foods Make Eating Healthy a Snap
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50
Found Object Chandeliers
Found Object Chandeliers
Play by Stuart Haygarth Showcases Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Lighting
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49
Wilderness Refuge Workstations
Wilderness Refuge Workstations
The Tipi Modular Shelving System Adapts to Users' Changing Needs
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48
Self-Sustainable Floating Cities
Self-Sustainable Floating Cities
Noah's Ark by Aleksandar Joksimovic & Jelena Nikolic is Biblical
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47
Compact Collapsible Bicycles
Compact Collapsible Bicycles
The Gianluca Sada Bike Design Can Be Doubled Over Like an Umbrella
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46
Split Timber Seating
Split Timber Seating
These Branch Stools Feature the Beautiful and Once-Desired Y-Shaped Boughs
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45
Ideal City Bikes
Ideal City Bikes
Custom Builder Jordan Hufnagel Makes Ultimate Bicycle as a Farewell to the Craft
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44
Coordinated Salad Bowls
Coordinated Salad Bowls
Bright Bites' Salad Bowls Match the Vibrancy of the Ingredients Inside
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43
Responsive Silicone Residences
Responsive Silicone Residences
The Birds Island Home is an Innovative Eco Architecture Proposal
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42
Energy-Generating Prefab Homes
Energy-Generating Prefab Homes
The P.A.T.H. Home Creates More Energy Than It Uses
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41
All-Natural Powder Exfoliators
All-Natural Powder Exfoliators
Kaia Naturals Bamboo Tapioca Beads Offer a Pure Take on Skincare
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40
Upcycled Airplane Homes
Upcycled Airplane Homes
Bruce Campell's Boeing 727 Home Makes Living in an Airplane Seem Cozy
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39
Miniamalist Leather Backpacks
Miniamalist Leather Backpacks
The Simple Be Leather Backpack Looks Like a Classy Clutch
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38
Removable Eco Pods (UPDATE)
Removable Eco Pods (UPDATE)
IN-TENTA Upgrades its Previous Design to the DROP XL
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37
Cycle-Spun Laundry
Cycle-Spun Laundry
The Bike Washing Machine Encourages Activity and Eco-Consciousness
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36
Blob-Like Water Containers
Blob-Like Water Containers
The Ooho Water Bottle is an Edible Alternative to Plastic Versions
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35
Minimalist Wooden Bicycle Racks
Minimalist Wooden Bicycle Racks
The ‘Elk’ Rack by Woodstick Consists of a Single Wedge of Wood
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34
Retro Electric Bicycles
Retro Electric Bicycles
OTO Cycles Electric Bikes are Inspired by Mid-Century Bicycle Design
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33
Cargo-Carrying Electric Scooters
Cargo-Carrying Electric Scooters
This Electric Cargo Scooter Lets Your Cargo Join You for the Ride
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32
Custom-Designed Shopping Bags
Custom-Designed Shopping Bags
Choose Your Package Can Be Printed with Ads or Nutritional Info
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31
Geodesic Camping Shelters
Geodesic Camping Shelters
This Cave Tent Design by Heimplanet Features a Sci-Fi Inspired Design
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30
Wooden Solar Ships
Wooden Solar Ships
Uno from Supiore Recharges Its Battery While You Sunbathe
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29
Gliding Electric Vessels
Gliding Electric Vessels
This Personal Quadrofoil Boasts High Speed and Low Noise on the Water
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28
Hipster Crafty Wooden Bicycles
Hipster Crafty Wooden Bicycles
The New AnalogOne.One Wooden Bicycle is Stunning and Artsy
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27
Floating Skyline Havens
Floating Skyline Havens
This Wood Cliffside Home Has Idyllic Views and is Eco-Friendly
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26
Partitionable Trash Bins
Partitionable Trash Bins
The Eco Trash Can Encourages You to Separate Your Recyclables
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25
Compact Home Farm Kits
Compact Home Farm Kits
The Modular Chicken Coop Enables Backyard Urban Agricultural Setups
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24
Chicly Upcycled Furntiture
Chicly Upcycled Furntiture
The Work of Leo Capote Revolves Around Discarded Hardware and More
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23
Unpackaged Food Supermarkets
Unpackaged Food Supermarkets
Original Unpacked is Lowering Food Waste by Unconventional Means
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22
Pop-Up Solar Generators
Pop-Up Solar Generators
This Shipping Container Turns Into a Massive Mobile Solar Power Station
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21
Tropical Cozy Cabins
Tropical Cozy Cabins
This Tiny Hawaiian Wood Cabin is Only 200 Square Feet But Feels Airy
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20
Tranquil Eco Spa Hotels
Tranquil Eco Spa Hotels
The Hotel Endémico is All About Relaxing and Romance
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19
Expansive Spiraling Villa Landscapes
Expansive Spiraling Villa Landscapes
The New Flavours Orchard Features Innovative Architecture
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18
Plant-Based Perches
Plant-Based Perches
The Ching Chair is Made from to of Taiwan's More Common Materials
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17
DIY Growing Books
DIY Growing Books
Novel Planter Kits Allow People to Create Refreshing Vintage Home Decor
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16
Brown Bag Coffee Designs
Brown Bag Coffee Designs
This Environmentally Friendly Coffee Cup Packaging is Recyclable
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15
Paper Bag Book Bindings
Paper Bag Book Bindings
These DIY Book Bindings are a Simple and Creative Project
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14
Rad Repurposed Couches
Rad Repurposed Couches
The Moon Sofa Comprises Materials that Have Been Given a Second Life
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13
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
This Versatile Planter is Combined With a Hydroponics System
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12
Concealed Tree House Hotels
Concealed Tree House Hotels
Nelson Invites Nature Lovers to Spend a Night Amongst the Trees
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11
Cardboard Carton Lights
Cardboard Carton Lights
The Groovie Lamp is Lightweight, Portable and Recyclable
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10
Eco CO2 Washers
Eco CO2 Washers
The Supercritical Washing Machine Uses No Water and No Detergent
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9
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
DIY Arctic Cardboard Playsets
Mr. Printables' Templates Make Cute Recycled Cardboard Toys
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8
Earthy Product Packaging
Earthy Product Packaging
GreenLife's New All-Natural Branding Identity is Fresh and Harmonious
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7
Inexpensive Disaster-Proof Homes
Inexpensive Disaster-Proof Homes
Sustainable.TO's Hurricane-Proof Design is a Competition Winner
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6
Compact Prefab Homes
Compact Prefab Homes
This Modular Prefab Home Called 'The Passion House' Takes Two Days to Set Up
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5
Can Currency Campaigns
Can Currency Campaigns
McDonald's Stockholm Lets Youth Trade in Bags of Recycled Cans For Burgers
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4
Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes
Self-Sufficient Treehouse Homes
The Tiny Treehouse-Inspired House on Wheels Keeps Things Compact
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3
Futuristic Climate Change Postcards
Futuristic Climate Change Postcards
Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones Show London's Future
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2
Indoor Garden Cafes
Indoor Garden Cafes
The Modular Design of this Beijing Cafe Offers a Constant Supply of Fresh Air
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1
Rugged Motorized Bicycles
Rugged Motorized Bicycles
The Motoped Survival Bike is Fit for a Savage Apocalypse
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