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Top 85 Eco Trends in 2019

From Sustainable Palm Leather Rugs to Man-Made Ethical Meat

— February 18, 2019 — Eco
The 2019 eco trends call attention to some fascinating innovations in the sectors of food production, architecture, design, and fashion.

Novameat, for instance, developed a 3D-printed vegan steak with plant-based proteins like rice, peas, and seaweed. The composition of the dish is said to support healthy diets through amino acids. Restaurants like CUB, on the other hand, create tasteful dairy-free desserts that make use of nuts and seeds as bases.

The 2019 eco trends also present some examples of material development that brings for a more eco-conscious production practice. Tjeerd Veenhoven makes chic rugs with palm leather, Rowan Mirkley and Robert Nicoll produce MDF alternatives with potato peels and architects are making use of open-source platform WikiHouse for an extra efficient and planet-friendly construction process.

For more up-and-coming eco innovations in the year ahead, check out our 2019 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Emissions-Free Dual-Motor Vehicles
Emissions-Free Dual-Motor Vehicles
The 2018 Nissan Leaf NISMO RC Has an Aerodynamic Design
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83
Cell-Grown Steaks
Cell-Grown Steaks
Aleph Farms' Steak Replicates the Shape, Texture and Flavor of Beef Cuts
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82
Eco-Friendly Genderless Fashion Films
Eco-Friendly Genderless Fashion Films
ULLAC Displays Its New Line in the 'DYING TO MEET YA' Film
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81
Sustainable Retailer Seafood Meatballs
Sustainable Retailer Seafood Meatballs
The IKEA Salmon Balls are ASC Certified and Scrumptious
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80
Eco Salon Showerheads
Eco Salon Showerheads
L’Oréal and Gjosa's Low-Flow Showerhead Minimizes Water Waste in Salons
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79
Sustainable Seed Desserts
Sustainable Seed Desserts
CUB's Pumpkin Seed Ice Cream Replaces a Dairy Base with Nuts & Seeds
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78
Personalized 3D-Printed Heart Models
Personalized 3D-Printed Heart Models
Cellule's Contribution Could Help Doctors Plan for Surgery
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77
Sustainable Paper Waste Printers
Sustainable Paper Waste Printers
The 'Paper Pulp Printer' by Beer Holthuis is Eco-Friendly
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76
Reusable Beeswax Sandwich Wraps
Reusable Beeswax Sandwich Wraps
Sustainable Beeswax Food Wraps are Better for the Environment
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75
Ultra-Efficient Consumer Sedans
Ultra-Efficient Consumer Sedans
The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid will Hit the Market in Spring 2019
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74
Ecologically Sustainable Beers
Ecologically Sustainable Beers
London's Borough Market Serves an Earl Grey Saison
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73
Milkweed-Insulated Outerwear
Milkweed-Insulated Outerwear
Quartz Co.'s 'Milkweed Collection' Features Vegan-Friendly Jackets
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72
Castor Oil-Crafted Lamps
Castor Oil-Crafted Lamps
The Pastille Lamp Showcases a Unique Bioplastic and Design
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71
Sparkling Apple Wines
Sparkling Apple Wines
Sauvage's 'Comsi Comsa' Line is Made with New York Apples
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70
Royally Inspired Bridal Collections
Royally Inspired Bridal Collections
Stella McCartney Bridal Takes Cues from Meghan Markle's Dress
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69
3D-Printed Meat Substitutes
3D-Printed Meat Substitutes
Jet-Eat Uses 3D Printing to Make Plant-Based Meat Alternatives
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68
Ocean Plastic Backpacks
Ocean Plastic Backpacks
Each Eco-Friendly Backpack by Solgaard Removes Five Pounds of Ocean Trash
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67
Recycled Aluminum Longboards
Recycled Aluminum Longboards
'Beercan Boards' are Custom-Made in the USA
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66
Powdered Waterless Haircare
Powdered Waterless Haircare
OWA Haircare is Introducing "the Future of Haircare"
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65
Futuristic Battery Production
Futuristic Battery Production
A China-Based Start-Up is Beginning Solid-State Battery Production
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64
Cruelty-Free Silk Wall Tapestries
Cruelty-Free Silk Wall Tapestries
Erez Nevi Pana's Practice is Luxurious, Ethical & Design-Driven
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63
Conceptualized Panda Reserve Plans
Conceptualized Panda Reserve Plans
Sasaki's Design Takes into Consideration the Animal & the City
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62
Smog-Reducing Granules
Smog-Reducing Granules
3M Developed a Way to Clean the Air More Effectively Than Trees
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61
Food System Transformation Platforms
Food System Transformation Platforms
EAT Embodies a Vision for Sustainable and Accessible Food
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60
Orangutan-Saving Soaps
Orangutan-Saving Soaps
Lush Cosmetics' Limited-Edition 'Orangutan' is a Palm Oil-Free Soap
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59
Shareable AI E-Scooters
Shareable AI E-Scooters
Superpedestrian's Motorized Electric Scooters are Built for P2P Use
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58
Heat-Rejecting Window Coatings
Heat-Rejecting Window Coatings
MIT and the University of Hong Kong Aim to Combat Climate Change
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57
Scented Eco Firelogs
Scented Eco Firelogs
The KFC 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog Replicates the Aroma of Fried Chicken
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56
Metal Waste Ceramic Glazes
Metal Waste Ceramic Glazes
The 'Ignorance Is Bliss' Project Explores Artistic Upcycling
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55
Recycled Handcrafted Hair Sticks
Recycled Handcrafted Hair Sticks
S A Y A Designs Boasts an Aesthetically Pleasing Accessory Line
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54
Sustainability-Focused Brand Initiatives
Sustainability-Focused Brand Initiatives
Everlane Plans to Be Completely Plastic-free by 2021
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53
Reimagined Bike Docks
Reimagined Bike Docks
Zoov's Locking Bikes Reduce Clutter on City Streets in Paris
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52
Performance Single-Blade Razors
Performance Single-Blade Razors
OneBlade's 'HYBRID' Promises No Nicks, Cuts, Bumps or Ingrown Hair
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51
Repurposed Beauty Scrubs
Repurposed Beauty Scrubs
UpCircle's Eco Beauty Range Highlights the Circular Economy
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50
Ionic Wind-Powered Planes
Ionic Wind-Powered Planes
MIT's Electroaerodynamic Plane Could Change the Future of Airplanes
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49
Tranquil City-Based Residences
Tranquil City-Based Residences
Hong Kong's FLEUR PAVILIA Offers Flora, Sunlight and Modern Design
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48
Tea Waste Housewares
Tea Waste Housewares
These Objects by Dust London are Crafted from Organic Material
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47
Exclusive Sustainable Everyday Sneakers
Exclusive Sustainable Everyday Sneakers
Amour Vert and Veja Boasts an Ethically Produced Model
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46
Recycled Leather Sneakers
Recycled Leather Sneakers
A-COLD-WALL* and Nike Introduced Another Collaborative Footwear Design
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45
Eco-Friendly Wool Runners
Eco-Friendly Wool Runners
APL's Techloom Breeze Merino Wool Sneakers are Highly Sustainable
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44
Rocky Nature Reserve Offices
Rocky Nature Reserve Offices
Rink Tilanus Boasts a Concrete Office Design in the Netherlands
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43
Minimalist Mineral Water Cans
Minimalist Mineral Water Cans
Calm & Stormy Sources Its Spring Water from Under a Dormant Volcano
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42
Ethical Automotive Interiors
Ethical Automotive Interiors
The New Range Rover Upholstery Caters to Ethical Consumers
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41
Free-From Meal Supplements
Free-From Meal Supplements
Huel's Ready-to-Drink Meal Replacements are Rich in Plant Protein
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40
Eco Adhesive Labels
Eco Adhesive Labels
VPF's Environmentally Friendly Self-Adhesive Label is Made of Grass Paper
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39
Man-Made Ethical Meat
Man-Made Ethical Meat
Novameat Developed a Vegan 3D-Printed Steak
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38
Sustainable Coffee Presses
Sustainable Coffee Presses
The 'Kawamboo' Has a Durable and Protected Design
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37
Emissions-Capturing Highway Walls
Emissions-Capturing Highway Walls
This Breathable Barrier Immediately Filters Pollution from Cars
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36
Experimental Eco-Friendly Ceramics
Experimental Eco-Friendly Ceramics
With Ceramics, Agne Kucerenkaite Calls for a Circular Economy
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35
Extravagantly Luxe Amsterdam Hotels
Extravagantly Luxe Amsterdam Hotels
Conran and Partners' Elegant & Chic Hotel Emphasizes Wellness
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34
Sustainable Palm Leather Rugs
Sustainable Palm Leather Rugs
Tjeerd Veenhoven's Chic Handmade Rugs Boast a Cruelty-Free Material
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33
Zero-Waste Fish Restaurants
Zero-Waste Fish Restaurants
Ijen, Indonesia's Zero-Waste Restaurant Fuses Design and Function
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32
Culinary Direction Predictions
Culinary Direction Predictions
foodora Compiles a List of 2019 Predictions About the Food Movement
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31
Microplastic-Free Biodegradable Straws
Microplastic-Free Biodegradable Straws
These Straws are Made from Biocomposite Material
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30
Dynamic Dual-Motor Scooters
Dynamic Dual-Motor Scooters
The Unagi Scooter Easily Handles Inclines Up to 15 Degrees
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29
Anthropocene Era Objects
Anthropocene Era Objects
Yesenia Thibault-Picazo Foresees the Future of Crafts with New Collection
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28
Mussel-Shaped Ecological Resorts
Mussel-Shaped Ecological Resorts
Grimshaw Designs This Futuristic Building for an Eco Charity
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27
Oceanic Purification Canteens
Oceanic Purification Canteens
The 'Desalinator' Keeps You Hydrated Using Seawater
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26
Eco-Friendly MDF Alternatives
Eco-Friendly MDF Alternatives
Rowan Minkley & Robert Nicoll Rebel Against Single-Use Materials
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25
Insulated Eco-Conscious Jackets
Insulated Eco-Conscious Jackets
The North Face's Thermoball Jacket Now Features Recycled Materials
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24
Artfully Elegant Dinner Settings
Artfully Elegant Dinner Settings
Slash Objects Features a Luxurious Product for Any Occasion
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23
Water-Saving Shower Solutions
Water-Saving Shower Solutions
The 'Livin Shower Save' Intelligently Reduces Water and Energy Use
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22
Vegan Linoleum Leathers
Vegan Linoleum Leathers
Lino Leather Presents an Alternative to the Popular Animal-Based Material
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21
Ultra-Sustainable Minimalist Clothing Collections
Ultra-Sustainable Minimalist Clothing Collections
Pangaia Fully Embraces the Ecological Agenda
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20
Leading Sustainable Change
Leading Sustainable Change
We Spoke with Bex Almqvist to Find Out More About The Green Hustle
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19
Sustainable Housing Developments
Sustainable Housing Developments
Lendager Group & ÅRstiderne Arkitekter Work on the Un17 Village
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18
Stylish Eco-Friendly Swimwear
Stylish Eco-Friendly Swimwear
The Amour Vert x KORE SWIM Collab Boasts Sleek & Sustainable Designs
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17
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Efficiently Built School Libraries
Dot Architects Uses an Open-Source Architecture Platform
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16
Contactless Reusable Cups
Contactless Reusable Cups
Costa Coffee's 'Clever Cup' Integrates Barclaycard's bPay Technology
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15
Dual-Suspension Electric Bikes
Dual-Suspension Electric Bikes
The Coast Cycles 'Buzzraw X' Comes in Three Models
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14
All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Cars
All-Wheel Drive Hybrid Cars
The 2019 Prius Will Feature an Electric AWD System
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13
Family Sized Eco Homes
Family Sized Eco Homes
The Whispering Smith 'House A' is Designed with Efficiency in Mind
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12
Secluded Cave-Like Galleries
Secluded Cave-Like Galleries
OPEN Architecture Arranges a Network of Galleries Inside a Sand Dune
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11
Encouraging Urban Farming Collections
Encouraging Urban Farming Collections
IKEA and Tim Dixon Advocate for the Local Production of Food
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10
Biodegradable Beer Can Packaging
Biodegradable Beer Can Packaging
These Corona Six-Pack Rings Are Alternatives to Plastic
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9
Amazonian Fish Skin Fabrics
Amazonian Fish Skin Fabrics
Oskar Metsavaht's Scaly Garments are an Alternative to Leather
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8
Naturally Fermented Containers
Naturally Fermented Containers
'From Peel to Peel' Offers a Solution to Non-Degradable Plastics
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7
Visionary Eco Pickup Trucks
Visionary Eco Pickup Trucks
The Rivian R1T All-Electric Truck Offers 400 Miles of Range
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6
Artistically Upcycled Renaissance Outfits
Artistically Upcycled Renaissance Outfits
Suzanne Jongmans Creatively Highlights Ecological Issues
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5
Scaled-Down Farmhouse Homes
Scaled-Down Farmhouse Homes
The Frontier Tiny Homes 'Orchid' is a Mini Version of a Classic Design
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4
Waste-Free Salvaged Wood Products
Waste-Free Salvaged Wood Products
The Nuovo Nuovo Design Products are Friendly and Functional
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3
Low-Impact eCommerce Packaging
Low-Impact eCommerce Packaging
LivingPackets' 'THE BOX' is a Sustainable, Trackable Shipping Box
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2
Plastic-Free Food Storage Bags
Plastic-Free Food Storage Bags
The 'Pockeat' Food Bags Replace Disposable Alternatives
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1
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
Prefabricated Modular Unit Strings
James Whitaker's Design is to Accent a Canadian Lakeside Site
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