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Top 100 Science Trends in 2019

From Seizure Predicting AI Systems to Facial Recognition Bar Orders

— January 25, 2020 — Tech
The 2019 science trends span across different industries and could have significant impacts on the ways people live their lives. Many of the 2019 science trends utilize AI technology in various ways. One example of this comes from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where researchers are developing a Seizure predicting AI system. Currently, the seizure predicting AI works with 99.6% accuracy and it is able to predict the onset of a seizure up to an hour in advance.

Another important technological development occurred in 2019 when OmniVision received a Guinness World Record for creating the smallest medical image sensor ever. The medical image sensor will be used to take high-quality medical images in a far more efficient way than previous image sensors.

Lastly, DataSwarQ created an AI system that is able to organize bar orders. The system uses AI and facial recognition technology to create a virtual queue, and it can also detect underage patrons.

For more science trends in the upcoming year, check out Trend Hunter's 2020 Trend Report
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Facial Recognition Bar Orders
Facial Recognition Bar Orders
DataSparQ Has Created an AI Queue for Bars to Organize Drink Orders
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99
People-Powered Science Research
People-Powered Science Research
Zooniverse Relies on Crowdsourced Research and Volunteering Gigs
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98
Decadent Caramel Chocolate Bars
Decadent Caramel Chocolate Bars
Salted Caramel Milky Ways Are Launching in Time for Halloween
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97
Noise-Detecting Radar Systems
Noise-Detecting Radar Systems
Parts of Paris Will Get a Noise Radar to Ticket Loud Vehicles
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96
Facial Recognition Transit Payments
Facial Recognition Transit Payments
Shenzhen's Transit System Uses Face Scans for Metro Payment
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95
Compact Image Sensors
Compact Image Sensors
OmniVision Received a World Record for the Smallest Medical Image Sensor
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94
Space Program Supercomputers
Space Program Supercomputers
The New NASA Supercomputer is Now More Powerful and Energy Efficient
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93
Broken Sign-Finding AI
Broken Sign-Finding AI
A New Street View-Searching AI Tool Looks for Signs Requiring Maintenance
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92
Mars-Themed Dust Globes
Mars-Themed Dust Globes
The Creator of 'Yoga Joes' Launched a Snow Globe of a Martian Dust Storm
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91
Electric Aircraft Test Programs
Electric Aircraft Test Programs
NASA Will Test the Propulsion System of Its Electric X-Plane
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90
Moon Mission Spacesuit Designs
Moon Mission Spacesuit Designs
The New NASA Moon Spacesuit Features a Drastically Improved Design
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89
Artful Cancer Treatment Exhibitions
Artful Cancer Treatment Exhibitions
The Art of Besting Cancer Combined Art and Science
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88
Auto-Focusing Lenses
Auto-Focusing Lenses
Researchers from Stanford Have Created Eye-Tracking Glasses
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87
Illuminating Smart Stop Signs
Illuminating Smart Stop Signs
This Solar-Powered Stop Sign Uses Flashing Lights to Alert Drivers
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86
AI Vehicle Monitoring
AI Vehicle Monitoring
Stratio's Predictive AI Anticipates Vehicle Breakdowns
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85
Interactive Research Apps
Interactive Research Apps
The Apple Research App Lets Apple Users Participate in Studies
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84
Selfie-Enabling Banking Access
Selfie-Enabling Banking Access
UK Bank NatWest Uses AI so Customers Can Open Accounts with Selfies
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83
Water-Based Butter Alternatives
Water-Based Butter Alternatives
Scientists at Cornell University Discover a New Butter-Like Spread
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82
Commercial Space Flights
Commercial Space Flights
The SpaceX Starship is Set for Inagural Voyage in 2021
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81
Space Launch Orbit Tracking
Space Launch Orbit Tracking
SpaceX's Starman Roadster Has Finished Its First Orbit of the Sun
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80
Moon Mission Proposals
Moon Mission Proposals
Boeing Submitted Its Lunar Lander Concept to NASA for the 2024 Moon Mission
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79
Home Cell Collection Kits
Home Cell Collection Kits
This Cell Collection Kit Provides Peace of Mind with Just a Few Hairs
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78
Mobile Device Health Data
Mobile Device Health Data
Apple Will Launch a Research App Along with Three Health Studies
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77
Infrared-Powered Parasite Testers
Infrared-Powered Parasite Testers
The 'Aria' Malaria Parasite Detector Decentralizes Testing
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76
Emotion-Detecting Gait Technology
Emotion-Detecting Gait Technology
This New Deep Learning Software Can Detect Moods Based on Gait
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75
Autonomous Technological Displays
Autonomous Technological Displays
The Toyota Research Institute Offers Level 4 Autonomous Rides
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74
Preventative Facial Recognition AI
Preventative Facial Recognition AI
A New Facebook AI Can Disrupt Facial Recognition Software
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73
Human Gesture Device Controls
Human Gesture Device Controls
Skin-On Interfaces is a Silicone Material Used to Control a Device
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72
Public Moon Data Releases
Public Moon Data Releases
NASA Has Released 3D Moon Data Taken from Photos of the Moon's Surface
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71
At-Home Fertility Tests
At-Home Fertility Tests
MES' FDA-Approved 'YO Home Sperm' Test Now Provides a "YO SCORE"
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70
Bean-Free Molecular Coffees
Bean-Free Molecular Coffees
Atomo Coffee Replicates the Taste, Aroma & Mouthfeel of Coffee
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69
Third Party Space Suits
Third Party Space Suits
NASA is Looking at Outside Companies to Produce and Sell Space Suits
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68
Space Lab-Grown Meats
Space Lab-Grown Meats
Aleph Farms Grew Clean Meat Off of Earth on the International Space Station
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67
Tech-Focused AI Implants
Tech-Focused AI Implants
Elon Musk Attempts to Merge Humans and AI with Neuralink
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66
Moon Mission Timeline Announcements
Moon Mission Timeline Announcements
SpaceX Revealed the Mission Timeline for Its Starship Rocket
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65
Epigenetic Skincare Tests
Epigenetic Skincare Tests
EpigenCare's SKINTELLI Assesses the Qualities of a Consumer's Skin
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64
Embryo-Inspired Bandages
Embryo-Inspired Bandages
These Wound Dressings Help the body Heal Without Creating Scar Tissue
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63
Intelligent Artificial Knees
Intelligent Artificial Knees
This High-Tech Implant Can Be Used In Place Of Surgery
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62
Autonomous Driving Predictive Systems
Autonomous Driving Predictive Systems
MIT Researchers Created a System to Predict Bad Driving
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61
Concentration-Improving Apps
Concentration-Improving Apps
Peak's Decoder Game Helps Users to Sustain Their Attention
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60
Life-Like Animal Robots
Life-Like Animal Robots
Virginia Tech is Conducting Research on Movement Systems for Robot Dogs
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59
Seizure-Predicting AI Systems
Seizure-Predicting AI Systems
The University of Louisiana Developed a System to Predict Seizures
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58
Design-Driven Customizable Event Spaces
Design-Driven Customizable Event Spaces
Mary Duggan Focuses on Minimalism for This Project
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57
Space Robot Test Flights
Space Robot Test Flights
A Russian Humanoid Robot Was Recently Brought on to the ISS
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56
Health-Focused DNA Dinners
Health-Focused DNA Dinners
A HZPC & 100 Agri Professionals Collaboration Looks to the Future
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55
Effective Chicken Coop Robots
Effective Chicken Coop Robots
The Tibot Spoutnic Encourages Hens to Lay Eggs in Their Nests
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54
Cost-Effective Green Graphene Textures
Cost-Effective Green Graphene Textures
Graphene Made From Gum Trees is Cheaper and Eco-Friendly
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53
Nutrition-Centric Algorithm Diets
Nutrition-Centric Algorithm Diets
Day Two Offers a Hassle-Free Way to Control Blood Sugar Levels
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52
Probiotic Peanut Allergy Treatments
Probiotic Peanut Allergy Treatments
Chr. Hansen & Prota Therapeutics Take on an Ambitious Project
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51
Voicemail-Replacing AI Software
Voicemail-Replacing AI Software
The Kosmos Reception Offers an Alternative to Voicemail Systems
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50
Large Stainless Steel Rockets
Large Stainless Steel Rockets
SpaceX Has Revealed Its Starship Prototype Which is 164 Feet Tall
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49
Sound Wave-Powered Plastic Filters
Sound Wave-Powered Plastic Filters
This Microplastic Filter Technology Captures Clothing Fibers
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48
Wearable Overdose Reversal Inventions
Wearable Overdose Reversal Inventions
Purdue University Has Pioneered an Opioid Antidote Device
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47
Neuron Cell-Inspired Education Centers
Neuron Cell-Inspired Education Centers
Will Alsop's 'Neuron Pod' Derives Inspiration from Science
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46
Immortal Human Cell Vases
Immortal Human Cell Vases
The Semi Human Delft Blue Marks a Revolution in Delftware Pottery
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45
Stress-Alleviating Smart Shirts
Stress-Alleviating Smart Shirts
Sepiia Launched a New Smart Dress Shirt That is Stain-Free
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44
3D-Printed Human Organs
3D-Printed Human Organs
BIOLIFE4D Has Created a Small to Scale 3D Printed Human Heart
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43
Autonomous Aircraft Landings
Autonomous Aircraft Landings
German Researchers Successfully Landed a Self-Flying Plane
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42
Vegan Sea Urchin
Vegan Sea Urchin
Fuji Oil Holdings Develops the World's First a Vegan Sea Urchin Alternative
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41
Renewable Energy Battery Designs
Renewable Energy Battery Designs
Berkeley Researchers Made a Battery Membrane for Renewable Energy
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40
Zero Emission Planes
Zero Emission Planes
ZeroAvia Has Developed a Hydrogen Powered Plane Prototype
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39
Sparkly DIY Crystal Kits
Sparkly DIY Crystal Kits
This Science Museum-Backed Toy Allows You to Create Your Own Crystals
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38
Pocket-Sized Cannabis Tablet Dispensers
Pocket-Sized Cannabis Tablet Dispensers
Dose Dial is a Consistent Way of In-Taking Cannabis
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37
Ulcer-Detecting Insoles
Ulcer-Detecting Insoles
Bonbouton Developed a Graphene-Based Smart Insole to Help Diabetics
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36
Fingerprint-Activated Debit Cards
Fingerprint-Activated Debit Cards
NatWest's Secure Debit Card is Reliant on Biometric Data
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35
Illness-Detecting Reverse Image Search
Illness-Detecting Reverse Image Search
Google SMILY Uses AI to Determine Pathology
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34
Farm-to-Table Blockchain Services
Farm-to-Table Blockchain Services
GoGo Chicken Offers Facial Recognition and GPS Tracking
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33
Interplanetary Exploration Systems
Interplanetary Exploration Systems
The 'ROVO' Concept by Lee Rosario Can Function Autonomously
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32
Large-Scale Renewable Energy Initiatives
Large-Scale Renewable Energy Initiatives
The UAE Has Created the World's Largest Solar Power Farm
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31
Skin Patch Medication Deliveries
Skin Patch Medication Deliveries
Avro Sets Out to Deliver Allergy Medication Through the Skin
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30
Antibacterial Dental Cavity Fillings
Antibacterial Dental Cavity Fillings
This Dental Resin Prevents Cavity Recurrence
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29
Mars Habitat Designs
Mars Habitat Designs
IKEA is Working on a Project to Design Living Spaces for Humans on Mars
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28
Motivational Neuroscience-Backed Toys
Motivational Neuroscience-Backed Toys
Goodtimer Supports Positive Parenting & Peaceful Homes
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27
DNA-Based Nutrition Tests
DNA-Based Nutrition Tests
AOR's MyBlueprint Delivers Accurate Lifestyle and Nutrition Reports
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26
Moon Rover Development Partnerships
Moon Rover Development Partnerships
Toyota and the Japan Aerospace Agency Will Create a Rover
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25
High-Capacity Delivery Drones
High-Capacity Delivery Drones
The Silent Arrow is a Large Glider Drone That Can Carry 1,631 Pounds
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24
Wearable EEG Epilepsy Trackers
Wearable EEG Epilepsy Trackers
The 'Epilog' Seizure Tracker Can be Comfortably Worn 24/7
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23
Nostalgic Space Travel Posters
Nostalgic Space Travel Posters
This Art Series Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
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22
Efficient Automated Hospitals
Efficient Automated Hospitals
Stanford Created a High-Tech Hospital That Can Be Easily Upgraded
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21
At-Home Biology Research Devices
At-Home Biology Research Devices
The 'Feles One' Desktop Biolab Allows for Analysis from Home
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20
Bird-Inspired Plane Designs
Bird-Inspired Plane Designs
Airbus Has Created a Hybrid-Powered Concept Airplane
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19
Microbe-Combining Eco-Friendly Headphones
Microbe-Combining Eco-Friendly Headphones
Aivan Pushes Sustainable Design's Limits with Korvaa
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18
STEM Light-Up Cloud Kits
STEM Light-Up Cloud Kits
GoldieBlox Unveils the New DIY Led Cloud Light Kit for Ages Eight and Up
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17
Shellfish-Extracted Packaging Alternatives
Shellfish-Extracted Packaging Alternatives
Cuantec's Eco-Forward Packaging Resembles Plastic Wrap
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16
Camera-Based Health Readings
Camera-Based Health Readings
Transdermal Optical Imaging Measures Blood Pressure with a Smartphone
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15
Lab-Grown Spider Silk Dresses
Lab-Grown Spider Silk Dresses
adidas and Stella McCartney Introduce a Biodegradable Dress
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14
Electric Air Mobility Vehicles
Electric Air Mobility Vehicles
Boeing and Porsche Will Collaborate on an Electric Flying Car
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13
Water-Based Drones
Water-Based Drones
The Imperial College London Created a Flying Fish Drone Named AquaMAV
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12
AI Artist Communities
AI Artist Communities
AIArtists.org Launches World's Largest Community of Artists
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11
Health-Boosting Personalized Vitamins
Health-Boosting Personalized Vitamins
Baze Takes Dietary Supplements to the Next Level
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10
Live Bacteria-Woven Fabrics
Live Bacteria-Woven Fabrics
Rosie Broadhead Introduces the Benefits of Live Bacteria to Fashion
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9
Packable Beanie Helmets
Packable Beanie Helmets
Anti Ordinary Introduced a Safe and Packable Helmet
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8
Space-Ready Health Wearables
Space-Ready Health Wearables
The Empatica 'EmbracePlus' Medical Wearable is Advanced
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7
Contraceptive Earring Concepts
Contraceptive Earring Concepts
Georgia Institute of Technology Apply Patches Through Jewelry
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6
Tree-Made Eco-Friendly Sequins
Tree-Made Eco-Friendly Sequins
Elissa Brunato Boasts the Bio Iridescent Sequin as an Alternative
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5
Efficient Water Purification Straws
Efficient Water Purification Straws
The LUMISTRAW Instantly Purifies Water Without Using Filters
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4
Renewable Energy Lighthouse Hotels
Renewable Energy Lighthouse Hotels
The Lighthouse Hotel's Turbine Elevations Generate Electricity
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3
Stylish Hovering Pens
Stylish Hovering Pens
The Hoverpen is Thoughtfully Designed and Appears to Defy Gravity
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2
Interactive Climate Change Installations
Interactive Climate Change Installations
Thijs Biersteker's Symbiosia is an Installation in Paris
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1
Award-Winning Eco Takeout Containers
Award-Winning Eco Takeout Containers
Eco-Products Launched the Sustainable Vanguard Line
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