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Top 100 Eco Innovations for 2021

From Energy Parks to Sustainable Brands

— January 17, 2021 — Eco
2020 was a catalyst for social change, and as the year comes to a close, this list of 2021 eco innovations reminds the reader that this momentum will not slow down in the coming years. Included in this list are sustainable products, alongside nation-wide eco strategies that demonstrate the need for change on a personal, collective and political level.

On a personal note, one way to be more eco-conscious moving forward is to support sustainable brands. This list is filled with examples, such as Plasticity's stylish vinyl bags, which were crafted from discarded umbrellas. On a larger scale, innovative companies are putting their best minds to work to help solve the climate change crisis. As a result, initivaves like Copenhagen's 'CopenHill' -- a waste-to-energy park -- can entertain the city's inhabitants while aiding Copenhagen in its goal of being carbon neutral by 2025.
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Activity
Freshness
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Biodegradation-Supporting Organic Additives
Biodegradation-Supporting Organic Additives
EcoPure's Product is Meant to Kickstart Biodegradation
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99
Plastic-Free Household Cleaners
Plastic-Free Household Cleaners
OceanSaver's Plant-Based Pods are Wrapped in Dissolvable Film
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98
Tilting Race Car-Inspired Scooters
Tilting Race Car-Inspired Scooters
The Dragonfly Hyperscooter by D-Fly Boasts a Sculpted Design
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97
Hybrid Exploration Electric Motorcycles
Hybrid Exploration Electric Motorcycles
The SYQIQ Hyper e-Bike Has a Versatile Design
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96
Featherlight Urbanite Electric Bikes
Featherlight Urbanite Electric Bikes
The Zooz Bikes Urban Ultralight Has a Powerful 750W Motor
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95
3D-Printed Floating Houses
3D-Printed Floating Houses
Scoolpt's Prvok Home is Eco-Friendly and 3D-Printed on a Pontoon
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94
Low-Cost Package Delivery Scooters
Low-Cost Package Delivery Scooters
The Silence S02 LS is Designed for Local Deliveries
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93
Off-Road-Ready Electric Motorcycles
Off-Road-Ready Electric Motorcycles
The E-Racer Rugged was Shown Off at the EICMA Motorcycle Show
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92
Next-Gen Multi-Terrain eBikes
Next-Gen Multi-Terrain eBikes
The Bosch eBike Design Vision Offers an Impressive Riding Experience
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91
Minimalist Urban Commuter eBikes
Minimalist Urban Commuter eBikes
The Movea eBike Can be Recharged in a Number of Ways
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90
Hybrid Coffee Water Bottles
Hybrid Coffee Water Bottles
The Hitch Courier is a Water Bottle with a Removable Coffee Cup
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89
Flatpack Rideshare Scooters
Flatpack Rideshare Scooters
The Conceptual 'Switch' Scooter Maximizes Urban Transportation
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88
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Compostable Sugarcane Packaging
Bscly Delivers Clothing in 100% Home Compostable Boxes
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87
Zero-Waste Restaurants
Zero-Waste Restaurants
The Silo Restaurant in East London Features a Sustainable Menu and Interior
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86
Cargo-Friendly Urban e-Bikes
Cargo-Friendly Urban e-Bikes
The Civilized Cycles 'Model 1' Handles 50 Pounds of Cargo
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85
Retro-Styled Electric Motorcycles
Retro-Styled Electric Motorcycles
The Katallis EV.500 Has an Old-Fashioned Aluminum Frame
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84
Accessible Mobility Scooters
Accessible Mobility Scooters
The Conceptual 'ILY-Ai' Wooden Electric Scooter is Well-Balanced
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83
Modular Countertop Composters
Modular Countertop Composters
The 'Orre' Modular Composter Can be Easily Carried Around the House
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82
Photo-Free Fashion Magazines
Photo-Free Fashion Magazines
The January 2020 Vogue Italia Special Issue Has a Small Footprint
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81
Swappable Battery Electric Motorcycles
Swappable Battery Electric Motorcycles
The Conceptual Harley Davidson Revival Maintains a Legacy
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80
Zero-Waste Origami Packaging
Zero-Waste Origami Packaging
KitKat's Plastic-Free Packaging Turns Into a Sea Creature Paper Craft
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79
Paper-Based Beer Packaging
Paper-Based Beer Packaging
Grolsch is Replacing Plastic Shrink Wrap with the Smurfit Kappa TopClip
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78
Hubless Chain-Free Motorcycles
Hubless Chain-Free Motorcycles
The Verge Motorcycles TS Has an Electric Motor and More
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77
Vintage-Inspired Electric Motorcycles
Vintage-Inspired Electric Motorcycles
The Tarform Luna Electric Motorcycle Has a 95mph Top Speed
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76
Luxury Car Brand Bicycles
Luxury Car Brand Bicycles
The 3T x BMW Exploro Gravel Bicycle is Ideal for Commuting
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75
Upright Self-Balancing Scooters
Upright Self-Balancing Scooters
The 'MÜV' Mobility Vehicle Concept Has a User-Friendly Design
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74
Weather-Protected Electric Bicycles
Weather-Protected Electric Bicycles
CityQ Offers Storage, Doors, Rear Seating and More
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73
Tech Brand Vehicle Concepts
Tech Brand Vehicle Concepts
The Conceptual Dyson EV Draws Design Inspiration from Past Products
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72
Paper Bottle Packaging Concepts
Paper Bottle Packaging Concepts
The Absolut Company Joins Others in a Quest for Sustainability
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71
Translucent Exterior Motorcycles
Translucent Exterior Motorcycles
The Conceptual Polestar Aegis Shows Off its Chassis
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70
Reusable Bubble Tea Straws
Reusable Bubble Tea Straws
The Green One 'One Straw' is Easy to Open and Keep Clean
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69
Inspirational Sustainability Trails
Inspirational Sustainability Trails
MINI & Kinetic Boast Sustainable Urban Solutions in Novel Ways
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68
Hybrid Design Urban eTrikes
Hybrid Design Urban eTrikes
The 'Microletta' Has Design Elements of Scooters and Segways
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67
Reusable Collapsible Cutlery
Reusable Collapsible Cutlery
The FinalFork and FinalSpork Help to Reduce Plastic Waste
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66
Next-Gen Motorcycle Concepts
Next-Gen Motorcycle Concepts
The Conceptual Tesla Model M Has a Curvaceous Design
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65
Eco Hemp-Based Houses
Eco Hemp-Based Houses
The Solar-Powered 'Flat House' Offers Well-Appointed Living Spaces
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64
Spiraling Greenery-Topped Homes
Spiraling Greenery-Topped Homes
The 'Spiral Garden' House Has a Nature-Conscious Design
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63
Reusable Tissue Packs
Reusable Tissue Packs
LastTissue Revives the Handkerchief to Fight Disposable Tissues
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62
Dissolving Foam Packaging
Dissolving Foam Packaging
Perdue Farms' Online Orders Come in 100% Recyclable Packaging
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61
Recycled Material Tiny Homes
Recycled Material Tiny Homes
The 'Tiny Tetra House' is Made with Recycled Tetra Cartons
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60
Sustainable Surplus Material Sneakers
Sustainable Surplus Material Sneakers
The New Balance Test Run PRJ 3.0 Has a Playful Design
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59
Futuristic Video-Displaying Trains
Futuristic Video-Displaying Trains
The 'Metro Train of The Future' Concept is Open-Concept
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58
Dual-Position Off-Road Bikes
Dual-Position Off-Road Bikes
The Kuberg Ranger Hybrid Dirt Bike Scooter Has an Adjustable Design
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57
Skeletal Electric Motorcycle Concepts
Skeletal Electric Motorcycle Concepts
The Zooz Concept 01 Has a Top Speed of 60mph
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56
Elevated Dining Experiences
Elevated Dining Experiences
Pinch Delivers a New Food and Beverage Experience with Parcel
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55
Waste-to-Energy Plant Parks
Waste-to-Energy Plant Parks
The 'CopenHill' will Help Copenhagen in its Bid to Go Carbon-Neutral
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54
Intuitive Cosmetic Refill Stations
Intuitive Cosmetic Refill Stations
This NIVEA Shower Gel Refill Station Reduces Plastic Waste
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53
Microplastic Photo Series
Microplastic Photo Series
Sweet Sneak Studio Establishes a Link Between Food and Micro Plastics
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52
Urban Camouflage eBikes
Urban Camouflage eBikes
The 'NOMOTO' Electric Bike Blends in with its Surroundings
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51
Biodegradable Honey Packaging
Biodegradable Honey Packaging
Decomer's Plant-Based Honey Packaging Eliminates Plastic Use
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50
Future-Ready Electric Motorcycles
Future-Ready Electric Motorcycles
The Switch eSCRAMBLER Has a Top Speed of 93mph
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49
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Camira Boasts Plastic Bottle Fabric, Supporting Sustainability Initiatives
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48
Vintage-Inspired Electric Vehicles
Vintage-Inspired Electric Vehicles
The Conceptual Fiat 126 Vision Calls to Mind a Classic Car
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47
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Upcycled Umbrella Bags
Plasticity Turns Discarded Umbrellas Into New Vinyl Bags
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46
Innovative Food Waste Leathers
Innovative Food Waste Leathers
Tômtex is a Material Made Out of Seafood Shells and Coffee Grounds
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45
Casual Self-Cleaning Garments
Casual Self-Cleaning Garments
The Unhoused Self-Cleaning Hoodie Repels Sweat, Stains and More
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44
Folding Self-Sanitizing Straws
Folding Self-Sanitizing Straws
The 'Penna Straw' Comes with a UV Sterilization Carrying Case
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43
Ultra-Slim Urban Commuter eBikes
Ultra-Slim Urban Commuter eBikes
The Modmo 'Saigon' Delivers 124 Miles of Riding Range
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42
Layered Recycled Cardboard Furniture
Layered Recycled Cardboard Furniture
This Sustainable Cardboard Furniture is Fashionable
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41
Autonomous Aerodynamic Shipping Trucks
Autonomous Aerodynamic Shipping Trucks
This Autonomous Semi-Truck Concept is Efficient
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40
Aerodynamic Z-Shaped Motorcycles
Aerodynamic Z-Shaped Motorcycles
The 'Z-Motorcycle' Rethinks the Design of the Motorcycle
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39
Sustainable 3D-Printed Jewelry
Sustainable 3D-Printed Jewelry
Mango's 3D-Printed Collection Uses Materials Like Ceramic & Wood
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38
Micro-Misting Haircare Applicators
Micro-Misting Haircare Applicators
The Waste-Reducing RÉDUIT One Delivers Fine Magnetic Mists
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37
CO2-Made Hand Sanitizers
CO2-Made Hand Sanitizers
The Air Co. Hand Sanitizer is Being Made by the Vodka Brand
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36
Collapsible Eco Coffee Cups
Collapsible Eco Coffee Cups
The 'HUNU' Coffee Cup is Made with Bamboo and Silicone
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35
Paper-Made Tube Packaging
Paper-Made Tube Packaging
This Paper Tube Packaging from Toppan Printing is Eco-Friendly
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34
Efficient Single-Wing Airplanes
Efficient Single-Wing Airplanes
The Conceptual 'Flying-V' Aircraft Has an Expansive Cabin Design
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33
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
bare market Boasts Many Affordable & Locally Sourced Goods
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32
Cork Skincare Packaging
Cork Skincare Packaging
Kypwell's Eco-Friendly Packaging Designs Use Cork, Glass, Wood & Sugarcane
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31
Chic Solar-Powered Superyachts
Chic Solar-Powered Superyachts
The Conceptual 'Kiwa' Superyacht by Isaac Burrough is Stylish
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30
Sustainable Construction Tiny Homes
Sustainable Construction Tiny Homes
The Tiny Housing Co 'Natura' Has Eco-Friendly Materials
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29
Minimalist Urban eBikes
Minimalist Urban eBikes
The Latest Angell Smart Bike Has an Aluminum and Carbon Frame
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28
Aerodynamic Trailer Tiny Homes
Aerodynamic Trailer Tiny Homes
The Safari Condo 'Alto' Camping Trailers Reduce Energy Use by 15%
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27
Paper-Made Soap Packaging
Paper-Made Soap Packaging
CHOOSE Hand Soap is Packaged in Biodegradable Bottles
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26
Biodegradable Swimwear Collections
Biodegradable Swimwear Collections
Farago the Label Makes Swimwear with Earth-Friendly Fabrics
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25
Eco-Conscious Baby Brands
Eco-Conscious Baby Brands
Eco Totz Boasts a Range of Grooming Products, Toys, Apparel & More
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24
Stratospheric Friction-Powered Airplanes
Stratospheric Friction-Powered Airplanes
The Conceptual 'Eather One' Has a Carbon-Efficient Design
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23
Electric Italian Sports Cars
Electric Italian Sports Cars
The Alfa Romeo Giulia GT Electric Has a Stylish, Eco Design
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22
Plastic-Free Noodle Packaging
Plastic-Free Noodle Packaging
The 'Paper Noodle' Packaging by Emily Enrica is 100% Biodegradable
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21
Sustainable Urban Prefab Homes
Sustainable Urban Prefab Homes
The Conceptual 'Shifting Nests' Have a Segmetned Design
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20
Elevated Upcycled Camping Pods
Elevated Upcycled Camping Pods
This Camping Pod at Culture Campsite Offers a Cozy Tent Alternative
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19
Food Waste-Recycling Workstations
Food Waste-Recycling Workstations
The Conceptual 'Clock' Desk Has a Stylish, Eco Design
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18
Zero-Waste Face Masks
Zero-Waste Face Masks
Bilio Makes Protective Masks with a Zero-Waste Knitting Process
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17
Collapsible Origami Hydration Containers
Collapsible Origami Hydration Containers
The DiFOLD 'Origami Bottle' Folds Down for Easy Storage
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16
Biodegradable Face Masks
Biodegradable Face Masks
UBC Recently Launched Compostable, Made-in-Canada N95 Masks
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15
Emissions-Free Glamping Trailers
Emissions-Free Glamping Trailers
The Bowlus Road Chief Performance Edition is Well-Appointed
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14
Zero-Waste Dental Flossers
Zero-Waste Dental Flossers
The 'DuraPik' Reusable Dental Pick is Made with Recycled Materials
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13
Naturally Powered Air Purifiers
Naturally Powered Air Purifiers
The 'Briiv' Sustainable Air Purifier Cleans the Air and More
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12
DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
DIY Cardboard Home Competitions
Dezeen Helps Launch the Samsung Out of the Box Competition
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11
Rugged Retro-Inspired eBikes
Rugged Retro-Inspired eBikes
The Super73-S1 Electric Bike Has a High-End Design
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10
Reusable Fast Food Packaging
Reusable Fast Food Packaging
PriestmanGoode Utilizes Cocoa Bean Shells in New Innovative Project
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9
Decommissioned Airplane Tiny Homes
Decommissioned Airplane Tiny Homes
The 'Aero Tiny' Home from The Tiny House Guys is Well-Appointed
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8
Replaceable Bristle Toothbrushes
Replaceable Bristle Toothbrushes
The 'Everloop Toothbrush' Boasts Bamboo Bristles and More
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7
Dominican-Inspired Swimwear Lines
Dominican-Inspired Swimwear Lines
Ūnika Swim & Maria Beltre Collaborate on a 90s Swimwear Capsule
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6
Hanging Biodegradable Toothpaste Packaging
Hanging Biodegradable Toothpaste Packaging
The 'Coolpaste' Toothpaste Packaging is Eco-Friendly
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5
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Off-Grid Shipping Container Home Has a Self-Sustaining Design
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4
Shipping Container Vacation Homes
Shipping Container Vacation Homes
The 'Amagansett Modular' by MB Architecture is Budget-Friendly
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3
Stylishly Segmented Electric Motorcycles
Stylishly Segmented Electric Motorcycles
The Conceptual 'PUNCH' Electric Motorcycle is Modern
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2
Coffee-Based Face Masks
Coffee-Based Face Masks
The Reusable AirX is Touted as the World's First-Ever Coffee Mask
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1
Mini Eco-Conscious Cabins
Mini Eco-Conscious Cabins
The Karg Cabins Offer Off-Grid Accommodations in a Stylish Way
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