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Top 100 Eco Trends in April

From CO2-Made Hand Sanitizers to Eco-Friendly Food Trays

— May 1, 2020 — Eco
Sustainability is an important topic and the April 2020 eco category exemplifies what innovations and initiatives are being deployed in this space to ensure a greener future. Headed by clever designers that tap highly effective and ecologically conscious materials, examples here include Pablo Dorigo Sempere's algae-derived paper postage stamps and Air Co.'s CO2-made hand sanitizer.

The April 2020 eco list also calls attention to numerous packaging examples--some simple, others complex--that will surely inspire CPG companies and restaurants offering take-out to be more mindful of the environment. Examples here include Emily Enrica's biodegradable paper noodle packaging, Clover Sonoma's renewable milk cartoons that are made with fossil fuel-free, bio-derived plastic, as well as the compostable personal care pods by Eco Pods that can be utilized in the hospitality industry to curb the use of single-use products.
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Plug-In Hybrid Variant Announcements
Plug-In Hybrid Variant Announcements
Mercedes Announced Hybrid Versions for Three Different Models
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99
Cooking Oil-Powered Cleaning Products
Cooking Oil-Powered Cleaning Products
A Cameroon Scientist Creates Innovative Cleaning Supplies
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98
Natural Fiber Cat Litters
Natural Fiber Cat Litters
ökocat Makes Eco-Friendly Cat Litter with Rescued Natural Fibers
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97
Sustainable Tea Growing Funding
Sustainable Tea Growing Funding
English Tea Shop Receives £2.5m for Sustainable Growth
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96
20s-Inspired Sustainable Fashion
20s-Inspired Sustainable Fashion
H&M's Conscious Exclusive 2020 is Feminine & Eco-Friendly
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95
Vibrant Breathable Jersey Tops
Vibrant Breathable Jersey Tops
Marine Serre's Upcycled Printed Jersey Joins its SS20 Selection
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94
Carbon-Positive Dairy Brands
Carbon-Positive Dairy Brands
Horizon Organic will Combat Climate Change with a New Initiative
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93
Plant-Infused Fish Tanks
Plant-Infused Fish Tanks
Nature Garden is a Small Ecosystem Fish Tank That Grows Organic Food
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92
Plastic-Free Lint Rollers
Plastic-Free Lint Rollers
Cogomelo is a Mushroom-Based Lint Roller to Replace Plastic
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91
Toronto Soap Delivery Brands
Toronto Soap Delivery Brands
Saponetti Offers Eco-Friendly and Hypoallergenic Soaps
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90
EV Factory Production Efforts
EV Factory Production Efforts
Tesla is Now Allowed to Continue Building Its German Gigafactory
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89
Upcycled Yarn Golf Footwear
Upcycled Yarn Golf Footwear
The Adidas CodeChaos Primeblue Golf Shoe is High-Performance
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88
Hemp-Infused Eco Conditioners
Hemp-Infused Eco Conditioners
The Herbal Essences Potent Aloe + Hemp Conditioner is Sulfate-Free
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87
Electrically-Powered Small Urban Vehicles
Electrically-Powered Small Urban Vehicles
Citroën Created an Enclosed Scooter with Two Seats
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86
Sustainable Beef Steakhouses
Sustainable Beef Steakhouses
Chop Steakhouse & Bar is Awarded Use of CRSB Certified Mark
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85
Expandable Electric SUVs
Expandable Electric SUVs
The Renault MORPHOZ Concept Has a Modular Design for Enhanced Comfort
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84
Eco-Friendly Mattress Certifications
Eco-Friendly Mattress Certifications
Canadian Mattress Brand Endy Certified as GREENGUARD Gold
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83
Griddle Cake Beers
Griddle Cake Beers
Warburtons & Toast Ale Created the First Beer Brewed with Crumpets
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82
Autonomous Cargo Delivery Bikes
Autonomous Cargo Delivery Bikes
The IAV Smart Cargobike Has a Zero-Emissions Design
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81
Starfish-Based Ice Melters
Starfish-Based Ice Melters
The STAR's TECH 'ECO-ST' Product is Made from an Invasive Species
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80
Flagship EV Park Reveals
Flagship EV Park Reveals
Porsche Will Open the Largest EV Charging Park in All of Europe
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79
Hypoallergenic Biodegradable Pads
Hypoallergenic Biodegradable Pads
Organyc Offers Non-Irritating Pads That are 100% Biodegradable
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78
Highly Sustainable Water Packaging
Highly Sustainable Water Packaging
Boxed Water Is Better Packaging Now Has a Plant-Based Cap
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77
Economic Rideshare Impact Reports
Economic Rideshare Impact Reports
Lyft Impact Shows How the Brand Improves People's Lives
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76
Fully-Carbon-Neutral Flight Tests
Fully-Carbon-Neutral Flight Tests
Boom's Development of the XB-1 Relies on Sustainable Fuel
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75
Luxury Eco-Friendly Bedding
Luxury Eco-Friendly Bedding
Flax Sleep Debuted New Heirloom Quilts in Spring Colorways
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74
Reusable Aluminum Water Bottles
Reusable Aluminum Water Bottles
PATHWATER Sells Purified Water in Recyclable Aluminum Bottles
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73
Transparent Multivitamin Supplements
Transparent Multivitamin Supplements
Rootd's Vitamin Drinks Support People and the Planet
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72
Renewable Milk Cartons
Renewable Milk Cartons
Clover Sonoma Created a First-of-Its-Kind Fully Renewable Carton for Milk
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71
Carbon-Neutral Shampoos
Carbon-Neutral Shampoos
'a single shampoo' is Davines' First 100% Carbon-Neutral Product
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70
Compact Eco City Cars
Compact Eco City Cars
The Electric Fiat 500 Delivers Up to 199 Miles of Driving Range
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69
Wilderness Adventurer Electric Bikes
Wilderness Adventurer Electric Bikes
The Mountains To Sea All Terrain R750 Has a 750W Motor
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68
Coffee Fruit Bars
Coffee Fruit Bars
The 100% Plant-Based Coffee Fruit Bar Gives Purpose to a Wasted Resource
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67
Compostable To-Go Bowls
Compostable To-Go Bowls
Sweetgreen is Serving Meals in Bowls Without "Forever Chemicals"
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66
Certified Vegan Suits
Certified Vegan Suits
HUGO BOSS Created a High-Quality Sustainable Suit from Italian Linen
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65
Adaptable EV Battery Designs
Adaptable EV Battery Designs
General Motors Revealed Its New Ultium Batteries for Electric Cars
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64
Awareness-Raising Soap Labels
Awareness-Raising Soap Labels
Dr Bronner's 'Heal Earth!' Packaging Addresses Climate Change
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63
E-Scooter Market Expansions
E-Scooter Market Expansions
Spin Will Launch Its Electric Scooters in Various German Cities
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62
Surreal Furniture Mash-Ups
Surreal Furniture Mash-Ups
Messgewand Use Found Object to Construct a Furniture Collection
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61
Eco-Friendly Chocolate Packaging
Eco-Friendly Chocolate Packaging
Montezuma’s Packaging is Made from 100% Sustainable Components
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60
Double-Wall Vacuum-Insulated Bottles
Double-Wall Vacuum-Insulated Bottles
The YETI Rambler Bottle with Chug Cap is Perfect for Hikers
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59
Eco-Friendly Side Bags
Eco-Friendly Side Bags
Greater Goods New Collection of Carrying Designs are Sustainably Made
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58
Single-Material Baby Food Pouches
Single-Material Baby Food Pouches
This New Gerber Packaging is Highly Recyclable
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57
Whitening Charcoal-Infused Flosses
Whitening Charcoal-Infused Flosses
The Lucky Teeth Charcoal Floss Has a 100% Biodegradable Design
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56
Recycled Plastic Handbags
Recycled Plastic Handbags
Rothy's Created a Handbag Collection from 100% Recycled Materials
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55
Recycled Drink Packaging
Recycled Drink Packaging
The REBBL Green Packaging Initiative is Eco-Focused
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54
Electric Off-Road Hyper-SUVs
Electric Off-Road Hyper-SUVs
The Conceptual 2030 Vehicle by GFG Style Has a Capable Design
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53
Artisanal Upcycled Crackers
Artisanal Upcycled Crackers
Pipcorn's Heirloom Snack Crackers are Made with Upcycled Corn Flour
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52
Algae-Derived Paper Postage Stamps
Algae-Derived Paper Postage Stamps
Pablo Dorigo Sempere Gathers Venice Canal Algae for His Project
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51
Eco-Friendly Faux Furs
Eco-Friendly Faux Furs
Stella McCartney Debuted KOBA as a Luxe & Sustainable Faux Fur Material
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50
Eco Aluminum Egg Carriers
Eco Aluminum Egg Carriers
The 'Egg Guardian' Has a Protective, Reusable Design
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49
Eco Hiking-Ready Sneakers
Eco Hiking-Ready Sneakers
The Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Parley is Made with Recycled Ocean Plastic
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48
Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores
Conceptual Plastic Bag Stores
Robin Frohardt boasts an Interactive and Multi-Experiential Artwork
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47
Regenerative Baby Foods
Regenerative Baby Foods
Happy Baby Organics' Baby Food Supports Regenerative Agriculture
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46
Appliance-Ready Power Stations
Appliance-Ready Power Stations
The EFDELTA 1800W Portable Power Station Supports Off-Grid Use
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45
Recycling-Friendly Yogurt Packaging
Recycling-Friendly Yogurt Packaging
The Nomadic Dairy Yogurt & Oat Clusters Have Reduced Plastic
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44
Beach Cleanup Games
Beach Cleanup Games
Rockpool Challenges Players to Collect Garbage Before the Tide Comes In
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43
Sustainable Dish-Cleaning Sets
Sustainable Dish-Cleaning Sets
Grove Collaborative Boasts a Set of Sustainable Cleaning Tools
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42
Greenery-Growing Water Fountains
Greenery-Growing Water Fountains
The Di Trevi Water Fountain Offers Hydration and More
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41
Playfully Packaged Engineering Toys
Playfully Packaged Engineering Toys
These Construction Toys for Kids Have Boxes Double as Playsets
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40
Sustainable Water Brands
Sustainable Water Brands
ZEN WTR is Packaged in Bottles Made with Ocean Plastic
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39
Natural Fiber Shell Suitcases
Natural Fiber Shell Suitcases
The PROJECTKIN KIN Carry-on Has a Biodegradable Exterior
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38
Bee-Friendly Garden Kits
Bee-Friendly Garden Kits
The Pollinator Protector Activity Kit by Modern Sprout Supports Bees
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37
Reusable Bamboo Paper Towels
Reusable Bamboo Paper Towels
Grove Collaborative Boasts Natural Materials for Product Development
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36
Electrified Classic Car Releases
Electrified Classic Car Releases
Zero Labs Created an Electric Version of the Ford Bronco
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35
Recycled Material Cribs
Recycled Material Cribs
The Micuna Cocoto Crib Changes According to Needs or Preferences
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34
Electrically Powered Nostalgic Vans
Electrically Powered Nostalgic Vans
Volkswagen Produced an EV Van Concept with Help From eClassics
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33
Chic Micro-Transport Designs
Chic Micro-Transport Designs
Micro Releases Four Electric Vehicles, Part of Its Near-Future Vision
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32
Colourfully Sustainable Retail Stores
Colourfully Sustainable Retail Stores
Ace & Tate Boasts a Plastic-Made Terrazzo Aesthetic
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31
Dissolving Coffee Pouches
Dissolving Coffee Pouches
STIRZ Wraps Instant Single-Serve Instant Coffee in Edible Film
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30
Eco Dried Stem Straws
Eco Dried Stem Straws
The 'STRAWS' Offer an Alternative to Paper That Won't Get Soggy with Use
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Styrofoam Alternative Takeout Containers
Styrofoam Alternative Takeout Containers
The 'Leftovers' Reusable Takeout Container is Recyclable
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28
Monochromatic Biodegradable Boots
Monochromatic Biodegradable Boots
Bottega Veneta Made Unisex Footwear with Sugarcane & Coffee
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27
Rugged Solar Generators
Rugged Solar Generators
The 'SolarHornet' Portable Outdoor Power Supply Has a 1,200Wh Capacity
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26
Sculptural Energy-Harvesting Galleries
Sculptural Energy-Harvesting Galleries
The Hydroelectric Sculpture Gallery is Otherworldly
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25
Visionary Electric Concept Cars
Visionary Electric Concept Cars
The Polestar Precept will Debut at the Geneva Motor Show
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24
Joystick-Equipped Electric Vehicles
Joystick-Equipped Electric Vehicles
The Hyundai Prophecy Concept Has an Unlikely Control System
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23
Off-Road Electric Motorcycles
Off-Road Electric Motorcycles
The Cake Kalk Ink is Emissions-Free and Ready for the Backcountry
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22
Powder-to-Liquid Hand Soaps
Powder-to-Liquid Hand Soaps
Forgo Makes Natural Hand Wash with Less Packaging Waste
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21
Oasis-Like Urban Rejuvenation Projects
Oasis-Like Urban Rejuvenation Projects
MVRDV's Tainan Spring is Built in a Vacant Shopping Centre
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20
Eco-Friendly Food Trays
Eco-Friendly Food Trays
PaperSeal Trays Help to Increase Food Packaging Recyclability
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19
Luxuriously Sustainable Fashion
Luxuriously Sustainable Fashion
Reserved's Eco-Aware Features Certified Eco-Friendly Fabrics
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18
Compostable Personal Care Pods
Compostable Personal Care Pods
Eco Pods Offer an Alternative to Wasteful Single-Use Products
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17
Balanced Suspension Scooters
Balanced Suspension Scooters
The FatBear Fat Grizzly Scooter Delivers Up to 20 Miles of Range
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16
Tech Brand Vehicle Concepts
Tech Brand Vehicle Concepts
The Conceptual Dyson EV Draws Design Inspiration from Past Products
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15
Hybrid Design Urban eTrikes
Hybrid Design Urban eTrikes
The 'Microletta' Has Design Elements of Scooters and Segways
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14
Sustainable Surplus Material Sneakers
Sustainable Surplus Material Sneakers
The New Balance Test Run PRJ 3.0 Has a Playful Design
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13
Paper-Based Beer Packaging
Paper-Based Beer Packaging
Grolsch is Replacing Plastic Shrink Wrap with the Smurfit Kappa TopClip
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12
Future-Ready Electric Motorcycles
Future-Ready Electric Motorcycles
The Switch eSCRAMBLER Has a Top Speed of 93mph
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11
Ultra-Slim Urban Commuter eBikes
Ultra-Slim Urban Commuter eBikes
The Modmo 'Saigon' Delivers 124 Miles of Riding Range
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10
CO2-Made Hand Sanitizers
CO2-Made Hand Sanitizers
The Air Co. Hand Sanitizer is Being Made by the Vodka Brand
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9
Microplastic Photo Series
Microplastic Photo Series
Sweet Sneak Studio Establishes a Link Between Food and Micro Plastics
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8
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
Sustainable Package-Free Grocery Stores
bare market Boasts Many Affordable & Locally Sourced Goods
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7
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Ocean Plastic Textiles
Camira Boasts Plastic Bottle Fabric, Supporting Sustainability Initiatives
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6
Stratospheric Friction-Powered Airplanes
Stratospheric Friction-Powered Airplanes
The Conceptual 'Eather One' Has a Carbon-Efficient Design
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5
Aerodynamic Z-Shaped Motorcycles
Aerodynamic Z-Shaped Motorcycles
The 'Z-Motorcycle' Rethinks the Design of the Motorcycle
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4
Efficient Single-Wing Airplanes
Efficient Single-Wing Airplanes
The Conceptual 'Flying-V' Aircraft Has an Expansive Cabin Design
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3
Plastic-Free Noodle Packaging
Plastic-Free Noodle Packaging
The 'Paper Noodle' Packaging by Emily Enrica is 100% Biodegradable
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2
Replaceable Bristle Toothbrushes
Replaceable Bristle Toothbrushes
The 'Everloop Toothbrush' Boasts Bamboo Bristles and More
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Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
Solar-Powered Tiny Homes
This Off-Grid Shipping Container Home Has a Self-Sustaining Design
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