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Top 85 Eco Trends in April

From Plastic-Made Ocean Sounds to Conservation-Promoting Water Bottles

— April 27, 2019 — Eco
The April 2019 eco initiatives spotlight how companies, designers, architects and the like are attempting to counter climate change and contribute to the wellness of the planet.

Some of the examples on this list are rooted in changing the infrastructure of urban environments. For example, IKEA's Space10 envisions a miniature village prototype that operates on a trading scheme, promoting circularity and use of excess energy. Other instances are more direct and interactive. Dutch bike brand Union and creative agency Natwerk launched a pop-up bike rack that takes up one parking space on Amsterdam, introducing value to commuters and promoting car-free city navigation.

A big highlight of the April 2019 eco round-up is, of course, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics preparation which has seen an incredibly promising, sustainability-focused organizational approach.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
85
Recycled Cider Packaging
Recycled Cider Packaging
Aston Manor Cider Packaging will Now Feature Recycled Material
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84
Shareable Electric Trikes
Shareable Electric Trikes
Gotcha is Expanding Its Mobility Fleet with Three-Wheeled Vehicles
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83
Eco Urban Environment Trucks
Eco Urban Environment Trucks
The Lion Electric Lion8 Urban Truck is Built for Local Deliveries
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82
Playful Ice Cream Tubs
Playful Ice Cream Tubs
Bula's 'FunTub' Packaging Design Doubles as a Sand Castle Mold
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81
Digitally Customized Clothing
Digitally Customized Clothing
Synflux Brings Sustainability to Fashion with 'Algorithmic Couture'
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80
Clean Mattifying Sunscreens
Clean Mattifying Sunscreens
REN's Reef-Friendly Sun Care Protects Without Damaging Ecosystems
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79
Sustainable Seaweed Wellness Lines
Sustainable Seaweed Wellness Lines
Haeckels' Wellness Collection Draws on the Benefits of Seaweed
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78
Beach Plastic Haircare Bottles
Beach Plastic Haircare Bottles
Herbal Essences Created Packaging Made with 25% Beach Plastic
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77
Compact Single-Wheel Commuter Boards
Compact Single-Wheel Commuter Boards
The Onewheel Pint Has a Simplified Riding Experience
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76
Portable Bicycle E-Motors
Portable Bicycle E-Motors
The CLIP Compact Motor Effortlessly Transforms Any Bike into an E-Bike
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75
Repurposed Grape Gins
Repurposed Grape Gins
Foxhole Spirits' Hyke Gin is Made with Discarded Supermarket Grapes
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74
Wearable Cardboard Packaging
Wearable Cardboard Packaging
Petit Pli's Cardboard Clothing Boxes Transform into Jetpacks
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73
Recycled 3D Printer Filaments
Recycled 3D Printer Filaments
NEFILATEK Turns Electronic Waste into Filament for Printing Projects
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72
Tweezer-Sharpening Tools
Tweezer-Sharpening Tools
'Tweezerfile' Helps to Extend the Life of Dull Tweezers
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71
National Razor Recycling Initiatives
National Razor Recycling Initiatives
Gillette & TerraCycle Launch an Extensive Recycling Program
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70
Shareable Dockless Scooters
Shareable Dockless Scooters
ZIP Offers an Affordable, Eco-Friendly Alternative for Getting Around
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69
Vivid Yellow Insect Houses
Vivid Yellow Insect Houses
Lesser House Invites People to Share Their Home with Insects
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68
Aerodynamic All-Electric Cars
Aerodynamic All-Electric Cars
The 'el-Born' Offers An Eco-Friendly and Semi-Autonomous Ride
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67
Forest-Friendly Concrete Amphitheaters
Forest-Friendly Concrete Amphitheaters
1+1>2 Architects' Theater in Vietnam is Community-Centric
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66
Sustainable Shoreline Extensions
Sustainable Shoreline Extensions
New York City Attempts to Extend Lower Manhattan Shoreline
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65
Compostable Bamboo Bandages
Compostable Bamboo Bandages
PATCH's Natural Bandages Feature Bamboo Fibre and Mineral Adhesive
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64
Offbeat Plant-Based Dessert Pints
Offbeat Plant-Based Dessert Pints
Coolhaus Made an Eco-Friendly Line of Dairy-Free Frozen Desserts
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63
Evolving Sustainable Practices
Evolving Sustainable Practices
Blanca Juti Spoke with Us to Explain HEINEKEN's 2030 Water Vision
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62
Hospitality Business Recycling Pledges
Hospitality Business Recycling Pledges
Hilton Hotels Plan to Recycle One Million Bars of Soap
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61
Eco-Friendly Cold Brews
Eco-Friendly Cold Brews
Lavazza Launched One of the First Rainforest Alliance Certified Cold Brews
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60
Cartoon-Esque Eco-Themed Sneakers
Cartoon-Esque Eco-Themed Sneakers
Nike's Sustainability Collection Features Earth Day-Themed Shoes
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59
Imperfect Produce Meals
Imperfect Produce Meals
Toronto's 'ImPerfect Fresh Eats' Makes Dishes with "Ugly Produce"
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58
Whimsical Upcycled Wildlife Homes
Whimsical Upcycled Wildlife Homes
This Colorful IKEA Project Realizes Homes for Wildlife in London
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57
Chic Eco Material Footwear
Chic Eco Material Footwear
The SOLE x United By Blue Shoes are Comfortable and Stylish
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56
Plant-Based Packaging Cartons
Plant-Based Packaging Cartons
Evergreen Packaging's PlantCarton Uses 70% Renewable Material
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55
Cherry Blossom-Inspired Torch Designs
Cherry Blossom-Inspired Torch Designs
Tokujin Yoshioka is Commissioned for the 2020 Olympic Torch
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54
Off-Road Electric Bicycles
Off-Road Electric Bicycles
The Yamaha Motor Wabash Gravel e-Bike Easily Handles Any Terrain
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53
Awareness Raising Artist Publications
Awareness Raising Artist Publications
Placeholder's Magazine is Based on the Thank You Plastic Bag
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52
Haute Hydration Containers
Haute Hydration Containers
The Hashy Bottle is Inspired by Vintage Fragrance Bottles
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51
Cricket Protein Powders
Cricket Protein Powders
Chirps' Protein Powder Shares the Benefits of Nutrient-Dense Crickets
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50
Eco Bottle Brand Straws
Eco Bottle Brand Straws
The New S'Well Stainless Steel Straw Set Comes with Four Units
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49
Charcoal-Infused Eco Toothbrushes
Charcoal-Infused Eco Toothbrushes
The Grin Charcoal-Infused Biodegradable Brush Has Soft Bristles
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48
Naturally Derived Household Cleaners
Naturally Derived Household Cleaners
'Art of Green' Aims to Democratize Green Cleaning for All
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47
Plastic-Made Ocean Sounds
Plastic-Made Ocean Sounds
Nat Geo's Sounds of Future Ocean Makes Four Tracks Using Plastic
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46
Packaging-Reclaiming Programs
Packaging-Reclaiming Programs
Beauty Kitchen's Initiative Cuts Down on Beauty Packaging Waste
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45
Affordable Recycled Plastic Furniture
Affordable Recycled Plastic Furniture
Yardbird Utilizes Ocean Plastic for Its Eco-Friendly Designs
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44
Globalization-Themed Fall Fashion
Globalization-Themed Fall Fashion
The T3CM Fall/Winter 2019 Capsule Explores Ecology Themes
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43
Car Brand Electric Bicycles
Car Brand Electric Bicycles
The General Motors ARĪV eBikes Come in Two Models
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42
Nourishing Biodegradable Coffins
Nourishing Biodegradable Coffins
Shaina Garfield Offers an Alternative to the Traditional Burial
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41
Free-From Eco Cosmetics
Free-From Eco Cosmetics
Schwan Cosmetics' Clean Beauty Line Emphasizes Transparency
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40
Organic Vertical Farms
Organic Vertical Farms
Living Earth Farm Specializes in Producing High-Quality Greens All Year
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39
Sustainable Home Food Growth
Sustainable Home Food Growth
Just Vertical Makes Home Plants a Simple and Sustainable Process
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38
Compostable Frozen Treat Packaging
Compostable Frozen Treat Packaging
The Lickalix Plastic-Free Packaging Decomposes within 12 Weeks
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37
Sustainable Multipurpose Packaging Ranges
Sustainable Multipurpose Packaging Ranges
The ProAmpac Sustainable Packaging Range is Expansive
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36
Silent Eco-Friendly ATVs
Silent Eco-Friendly ATVs
The DRR Stealth Electric ATV Reaches a Top Speed of 35mph
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35
Autonomous Electric Buses
Autonomous Electric Buses
Volvo's Vehicle is 12 Meters in Length, with a Capacity of 93 People
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34
Food Scrap Produce Pottery
Food Scrap Produce Pottery
The 'Compottery' Turns Food Scraps into Food for Plants
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33
Refillable Luxury Creams
Refillable Luxury Creams
The Yves Saint Laurent or Rouge Crème Refill Comes in a Sustainable Pod
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32
Futuristic All-Terrain Crossover Vehicles
Futuristic All-Terrain Crossover Vehicles
Aston Marton's Lagonda is the Epitome of Auto Luxury
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31
Gear-Free Electric Motorbikes
Gear-Free Electric Motorbikes
The Zero X Huge Design Electric Motorcycle Offers 100 Miles of Range
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30
Whimsical Foam Furniture
Whimsical Foam Furniture
Lewu's 'Borrowing for Birth' is Characterized by Soft Pastel Colors
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29
Last-Mile Electric Skateboards
Last-Mile Electric Skateboards
The 'Zetazs' Mini Electric Skateboard Weighs Less Than 10 Pounds
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28
Spring-Ready Running Wear Lines
Spring-Ready Running Wear Lines
Running Brand DOXA is Daring for Its Spring/Summer 2019 Release
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27
Electrified Urban Mobility Motorcycles
Electrified Urban Mobility Motorcycles
The Fuell Flow Electric Motorcycle Offers Ample Storage
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26
Edible Plant-Based Buckets
Edible Plant-Based Buckets
Alpro's Plant-Based Bucket Shares a Vegan Meal Without Packaging Waste
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25
Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers
Plant-Based Dyed Sneakers
Nike's Plant Color Collection Boasts Sustainability Values for SS19
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24
Pedal-Free Commuter Bicycles
Pedal-Free Commuter Bicycles
The Goplus Folding Mini Electric Bike Offers 12.5 Miles of Range
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23
Space-Saving Wine Packs
Space-Saving Wine Packs
Garçon Wines' 10-Pack of Wine is Half the Size of a Conventional 6-Pack
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22
Recycled Tent Material Bags
Recycled Tent Material Bags
The North Face x RÆBURN Bags are the Brand's First Sustainable Items
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21
Conservation-Promoting Water Bottles
Conservation-Promoting Water Bottles
This Water Bottle Collection Measures Capacity by Activities
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20
Mountain-Inspired Concrete Houses
Mountain-Inspired Concrete Houses
Steyn Studio' Sierra House Has an Interesting Modern Aesthetic
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19
Pop-Up Bike Racks
Pop-Up Bike Racks
Union and Natwerk Bring Additional Bike-Friendly Infrastructure to Amsterdam
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18
Biodegradable Bottled Waters
Biodegradable Bottled Waters
Cove Water Bottles are Made from an FDA-Approved Biopolymer
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17
Mobile Off-Grid Homes
Mobile Off-Grid Homes
Beatrice Bonzanigo's Concept Design Spans Over a Total of 27 Square Meters
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16
Long-Lasting Minimalist T-Shirts
Long-Lasting Minimalist T-Shirts
The 10YC Tee is Durable Enough to Last a Decade
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15
Clean French Cosmetics
Clean French Cosmetics
Typology is a Millennial Beauty Brand with Simple, Sustainable Products
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14
Outdoor Ocean Plastic Furniture
Outdoor Ocean Plastic Furniture
The Mater Ocean Collection Makes Use of Discarded Materials
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13
Canned Hand Soaps
Canned Hand Soaps
Trades for Good Shares Waste-Reducing Soap in a Can Made from Aluminum
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12
Nex-Gen Sports Car Showrooms
Nex-Gen Sports Car Showrooms
This First-of-Its-Kind Porsche Showroom Offers a Luxury Experience
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11
Trash-Collecting Viral Eco Initiatives
Trash-Collecting Viral Eco Initiatives
The #Trashtag Has Seen a Surge in Popularity of Recent
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10
Clean Energy Community Concepts
Clean Energy Community Concepts
IKEA's Space10 Builds an Eco-Friendly Miniature Village Prototype
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9
Sustainable Norwegian Design Exhibits
Sustainable Norwegian Design Exhibits
Kråkvik&D'Orazio Curates an Exhibit Around Sustainability
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8
Solar-Powered Smartphone Cases
Solar-Powered Smartphone Cases
The Soliz Case Eliminates the Need for Traditional Charging
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7
Waste-Reducing Cleaning Systems
Waste-Reducing Cleaning Systems
Clean Revolution Pairs Reusable Bottles & Concentrate-Filled Pods
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6
High-Performance Cork Sneakers
High-Performance Cork Sneakers
SOLE & United By Blue Created "the World's Most Eco-Friendly Shoe"
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5
Sustainable Self-Massage Rollers
Sustainable Self-Massage Rollers
The Warbler by 42 Birds is Antimicrobial and Soothes Sore Muscles
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4
Eco-Conscious Modern Bakery Designs
Eco-Conscious Modern Bakery Designs
La Fille Du Boulanger's Aesthetic is Playful and Uplifting
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3
Highly Sustainable Compact Homes
Highly Sustainable Compact Homes
Estúdio 41 Builds an Adorable, Eco-Conscious House in Brazil
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2
Electrified Urbanite Bikes
Electrified Urbanite Bikes
Bison Superbikes Draws Inspiration from the Past for Futuristic Rides
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1
Easy-to-Clean Eco Straws
Easy-to-Clean Eco Straws
The 'Rain Straw' Slides Apart for Complete Cleaning
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