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Top 95 Eco Ideas in April

From Contemporary Hydroponic Planters to Water Usage-Tracking Devices

— April 24, 2016 — Eco
The April 2016 eco trends reveal that both indoor and outdoor gardening projects are becoming popular pastimes for consumers. Whether it is out of a desire to grow their own produce or to simply add some greenery to their home, gardening is becoming a popular eco-friendly activity.

As the April 2016 eco trends reveal, some of the biggest innovations have been in the field of indoor gardening. Indeed, there are now numerous systems that allow consumers to grow their own produce in even the tiniest spaces. The popularity is reinforced by IKEA's foray into hydroponics with the release of its new Indoor Gardening Kit.

However, the rise of indoor gardening does not mean that consumers have lost interest in outdoor gardening. On the contrary, there have been numerous innovations that make outdoor gardening an even more eco-friendly activity for conscious consumers. These innovations include hose attachments that help consumers monitor their water consumption, sensors that indicate when a plant requires water, light or a change in temperature and chemical-free insecticides that do not harm the natural environment.
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Cereal Brand Bee-Saving Initiatives
Cereal Brand Bee-Saving Initiatives
Honey Nut Cheerios Wants to Help You #BringBackTheBees
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93
Celebratory Tree-Planting Campaigns
Celebratory Tree-Planting Campaigns
This Country Celebrated a Royal Birth by Planting Trees
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92
Organic Grasshopper Repellants
Organic Grasshopper Repellants
This Biopesticide Naturally Controls Grasshopper Populations
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91
Anonymized Traffic Platforms
Anonymized Traffic Platforms
Flow by Sidewalk Labs Will Offer Real-Time Street Traffic Updates
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90
Natural Plant Protectors
Natural Plant Protectors
This Botanical Insecticide Can Protect Fruits, Vegetables and Flowers
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89
Smartphone-Recycling Robots
Smartphone-Recycling Robots
'Liam' is an Apple Robot That Takes Phones Apart for Reuse
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88
Clustered Wind Farms
Clustered Wind Farms
The Fosen Vind Project in Norway Makes Use Of Six Wind Farms
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87
Herbal Blemish Sticks
Herbal Blemish Sticks
This Burt's Bees Blemish Stick is Formulated to Prevent Breakouts
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86
Natural Printer Filaments
Natural Printer Filaments
Extrudr Green TEC 3D Printer Filaments are Biodegradable
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85
Hairy Pollution PSAs
Hairy Pollution PSAs
This Ad by 'WildAid China' Conveys the Dangers of China's Air Polluttion
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84
Supersonic Urban Trains
Supersonic Urban Trains
The Conceptual Transpod Tube Could Offer Rocket Service from City to City
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83
Offshore Wind Farms
Offshore Wind Farms
The Block Island Wind Farm Will Be Located In the State of Rhode Island
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82
Celebrity-Led Industrial Tours
Celebrity-Led Industrial Tours
This Actor Led a Tour of Los Angeles’ Oil and Gas Operations
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81
Solar Panel Insurance Plans
Solar Panel Insurance Plans
This Warranty Insurance Package Covers Solar Photovoltaic Modules
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80
Clean Pesticide Concentrates
Clean Pesticide Concentrates
'Green Cleaner' Kills Pests and Leaves Beneficial Insects Unharmed
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79
In-Store Vertical Farms
In-Store Vertical Farms
The Krauter Garden Supermarket Installation Grows Produce
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78
Ocean Plastic Roller Blinds
Ocean Plastic Roller Blinds
Hunter Douglas and Return Textiles Created 'Greenscreen Sea-Tex'
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77
Pastoral Story-Telling Packaging
Pastoral Story-Telling Packaging
Vermont Smoke & Cure Received a Charming, Illustrated Rebrand
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76
Laser Windmill Installations
Laser Windmill Installations
The Windlicht Project Uses Green LED Beams to Link Win Turbine Blades
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75
Eco-Friendly Insecticides
Eco-Friendly Insecticides
This Natural Insecticide Uses Neem Oil to Control Common Pests
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74
Wild Lavender Blemish Treatments
Wild Lavender Blemish Treatments
Clear Skin from Province Apothecary is 100% All-Natural
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73
Complimentary Car Charging
Complimentary Car Charging
Ford is Offering Three Free Years of Charging for C-MAX Energi Owners
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72
Pop-Up Bunny Spas
Pop-Up Bunny Spas
The 7th Heaven Spa Promotes the Brand's Cruelty-Free Approach to Beauty
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71
Water Usage-Tracking Devices
Water Usage-Tracking Devices
The Gardena Garden Hose Water Meter Keeps Track of Gallons Used
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70
Herbal Garden Pesticides
Herbal Garden Pesticides
Ed Rosenthal's Zero Tolerance Pesticide is Powered by Natural Oils
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69
Double-Decker Electric Buses
Double-Decker Electric Buses
All-Electric London Double-Decker Buses Have Hit the Streets
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68
Floating Solar Arrays
Floating Solar Arrays
This Solar Array Will Be Situated On the Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir
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67
Smart Watering Systems
Smart Watering Systems
The Blossom 8 Smart Watering Controller Brings the IoT to the Garden
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66
Carbon-Free Flights
Carbon-Free Flights
The Laboratoire Océan Vital Offers Biofuel Plane Services With Zero Emissions
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65
Chemical-Free Insecticides
Chemical-Free Insecticides
Nature-Cide's All-Purpose Natural Insecticide Also Wards Off Pests
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64
Urban Bee Abodes
Urban Bee Abodes
The Urban Insect and Bees Nest Offers a Sanctuary for Bugs
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63
Eco-Friendly Edible Utensils
Eco-Friendly Edible Utensils
These Eco-Friendly Utensils are Made Of Rice, Wheat Flour and Millet
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62
Recycled Limited-Edition Headphones
Recycled Limited-Edition Headphones
The Freitag x Sennheiser Urbanite F703 Headphones are Retro
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61
Climate Data Drawings
Climate Data Drawings
The Glaciogenic Art Series Depicts Scientific Research Using Art
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60
WiFi-Connected Water Timers
WiFi-Connected Water Timers
The 'AquaTimer' Smart Water Timer Allows for Efficient Garden Watering
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59
Wifi-Providing Trash Cans
Wifi-Providing Trash Cans
These Smart Garbage Bins Reward People For Keeping Public Spaces Tidy
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58
Eco-Friendly Food Preservers
Eco-Friendly Food Preservers
The 'Food Protectors' Help Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh
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57
Long-Lasting Plastic Bridges
Long-Lasting Plastic Bridges
This City of Rotterdam is Replacing Old Bridges with New Plastic Ones
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56
Eco-Friendly Tech Hubs
Eco-Friendly Tech Hubs
The Google Campus Redesign Involves Integration with the Local Biosphere
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55
Surplus Textile-Sharing Programs
Surplus Textile-Sharing Programs
The Squirrelz Sells Left Over Textiles to Creatives
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54
Fungi Furniture Packaging
Fungi Furniture Packaging
This Brand is Planning to Start Using Mushroom-Based Packaging
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53
Milk-Made Eco Fabrics
Milk-Made Eco Fabrics
Qmilk Creates Sustainable Fabric Made From Milk Ingredients
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52
Rocket Launch Bedroom Furniture
Rocket Launch Bedroom Furniture
The Lifetime Discovery Space Rocket Kids Bed is Imaginative
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51
Footstep-Powered Lampposts
Footstep-Powered Lampposts
The 'EnGoPLANET' Street Light Design is Headed to Las Vegas
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50
Eco-Friendly Sandwich Bags
Eco-Friendly Sandwich Bags
BlueAvocado 'Re(Zip)' Reusable Lunch Bags Deter Single-Use Product Use
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49
Plant-Monitoring Gadgets
Plant-Monitoring Gadgets
The Botani.st Sensors Helps Consumers Keep an Eye on Their Plants
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48
Recycled Bubblegum Plastics
Recycled Bubblegum Plastics
The GumDrop Initiative Asks Consumers to Recycle Gum for Future Use
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47
Eco-Friendly Building Materials
Eco-Friendly Building Materials
This Company is Making Eco-Friendly Cement Out of Burnt Clay
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46
Bombastic Bamboo E-Bikes
Bombastic Bamboo E-Bikes
The Car Killer E-Bikes Aim to Replace Cars On the Road
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45
Reusable Recyclable Water Bottles
Reusable Recyclable Water Bottles
The 'Eco-Flip' Portable Water Bottle is Highly Recyclable
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44
Renewable Energy-Powered Restaurants
Renewable Energy-Powered Restaurants
The 'Au Fudge' Restaurant is Only Powered by Renewable Energy
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43
Sustainable Urn Planters
Sustainable Urn Planters
The Bios Incube Allows People to Grow a Tree Out of Loved One's Ashes
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42
Sliced Wood Serving Displays
Sliced Wood Serving Displays
The Two-Tier Tree Wood Platter Adds an Eco-Friendly Touch to Serving
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41
Style-Conscious Recycling Bins
Style-Conscious Recycling Bins
The 'RE.BIN' Encourages Recycling to be a More Stylish Experience
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40
Ethical Rain Boots
Ethical Rain Boots
Alice + Whittles Uses Natural Rubbers for Its Stylish Footwear
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39
Recycled Wine Barrel Furniture
Recycled Wine Barrel Furniture
Woodfish Creates Custom Furniture from Fermenting Equipment
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38
Plastic-Eating Bacteria
Plastic-Eating Bacteria
A New Bacterium Could Break Down PET Plastic to Eliminate Waste
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37
Hydrogen-Powered Snow Vehicles
Hydrogen-Powered Snow Vehicles
The Wemotaci Concept Snowmobile is a Powerful Hydrogen Vehicle
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36
Indoor LED Planters
Indoor LED Planters
The 'Akarina 01' Hydroponic Grow Box Allows City Dwellers to Cultivate Greens
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35
Futuristic Cemetery Concepts
Futuristic Cemetery Concepts
Sylvan Constellation Imagines Decomposing Bodies Powering Lanterns
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34
Electric Automotive Tours
Electric Automotive Tours
Tesla's 'Meet Model X' Brings the Car to 30 Locations in North America
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33
Vehicle Hood Seating Solutions
Vehicle Hood Seating Solutions
The 'Beetle Club Chair' is Crafted from the Hood of a VW VEhicle
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32
Rustic Rainforest Retreats
Rustic Rainforest Retreats
The Cape Tribulation House is Located in the Australian Rainforest
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31
Pineapple-Based Textiles
Pineapple-Based Textiles
Piñatex Makes a Vegan Leather Alternative from Pineapple Leaf Fibers
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30
Hydrogen Supercar Concepts
Hydrogen Supercar Concepts
The H2 Speed is the World's First High-Performance Hydrogen-Powered Car
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29
Fabric-Bodied Cargo Bikes
Fabric-Bodied Cargo Bikes
The New Velove Armadillo Promises All-Weather Transportation
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28
Sea Tree Planters
Sea Tree Planters
The TetraPOT is a Living Solution to Sea Defense Around the World
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27
Air-Purifying Coffee Carts
Air-Purifying Coffee Carts
The 'Wheelys 4' Mobile Cafe is an Uber-Eco Way to Sell Fresh Coffee
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26
Microwave Clothes Cleaners
Microwave Clothes Cleaners
The 'Wavelet' Clothes Cleaning Appliance Uses Familiar Technology
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25
Melted Plastic Perches
Melted Plastic Perches
Recycled Bottle Chairs Create Fantasy From Ethical Manufacturing
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24
Upcycled Bathtub Chairs
Upcycled Bathtub Chairs
'I am not a bath' by Helen Stephenson Turns Old Bathtubs into Seating
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23
Urban Garden Billboards
Urban Garden Billboards
This Billboard by Wildstone in London Doubles as a Community Garden
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22
Dual-Packaging Herb Kits
Dual-Packaging Herb Kits
This Student Project is Designed to Promote Urban Gardening
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21
Hydroelectric Battery Chargers
Hydroelectric Battery Chargers
The 'Enomad' Hydroelectric Generator is Small Enough for a Backpack
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20
Lean-to-Steer Scooters
Lean-to-Steer Scooters
The 'CycleBoard' Three-Wheel Electric Scooter is Intuitive to Ride
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19
Eco Printed Plant Holders
Eco Printed Plant Holders
These Plastic Bottle Vases Require the Reusing of Empty Containers
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18
Rollable Cement Alternatives
Rollable Cement Alternatives
This Alternative to Cement is Twice as Strong and Easier to Transport
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17
Garden-Embedded Exterior Bars
Garden-Embedded Exterior Bars
'Plant-a-Bar' Outdoor Bars Create a Garden Space at Drink Level
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16
Geometrical Boxed Soups
Geometrical Boxed Soups
This Student Project Imagines Soups Contained in Recycled Paper Boxes
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15
Grecian Paper Seafood Packaging
Grecian Paper Seafood Packaging
The Branding Concept for Cookfish Ltd Highlights the Seafood
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14
High-Pressure Portable Showers
High-Pressure Portable Showers
Hotaru Shower Stalls Provide Eco-Friendly Benefits to Users
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13
Short-Range Commuter Scooters
Short-Range Commuter Scooters
The 'DriftWheels' Hoverboard Scooter Makes Short Commutes Easier
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12
Water Purification Stations
Water Purification Stations
These Refill Stations Provide a Solution to Flint's Water Crisis
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11
Eco-Friendly Spray Cans
Eco-Friendly Spray Cans
This Spray Can Provides a Safer and Greener Alternative to Aerosols
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10
Indoor Gardening Systems
Indoor Gardening Systems
The 'Summit Grow Lab' Allows Users to Set Up an Urban Garden Anywhere
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9
Natural Plant Air Purifiers
Natural Plant Air Purifiers
The 'Clairy' Natural Air Purifier Merges Technology and Nature
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8
Tubular Tree Abodes
Tubular Tree Abodes
Aibek Almassov Designs a House that Wraps Around a Fully Grown Tree
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7
Water-Recirculating Shower Systems
Water-Recirculating Shower Systems
The Showerloop System Allows Users to Take Longer Showers
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6
Plastic Bottle-Recycling Cutters
Plastic Bottle-Recycling Cutters
This Plastic Bottle Cutter Turns Waste into Usable Materials
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5
Recycled Virtual Reality Viewers
Recycled Virtual Reality Viewers
Coca-Cola Provides 3 Hands-On Options for Eco-Conscious Techies
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4
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
Pop-Up Paper Eateries
This Pop Up Food and Drink Venue in Sydney Uses Cardboard Tubes for Design
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3
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
Comfortable Glamping Yurts
WeatherPort Yurts are Perfect for Idyllic Outdoor Adventures
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2
Eco-Friendly Glamping Cabins
Eco-Friendly Glamping Cabins
These Triangular Cabins are Designed for Luxury Camping Trips
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1
Dual-Seat Electric Bikes
Dual-Seat Electric Bikes
The Ruckus Bike Has an Extra-Long Cushion Designed for Passengers
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