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Top 100 Eco Ideas in August

From Grassy Horse Sculptures to Upcycled Skateboard Guitars

— August 30, 2015 — Autos
Now that summer is in full swing, many of the top August 2015 eco ideas help to make outdoor environments more comfortable with cabins, hammocks, planters and lanters, many of which can be assembled through DIY projects.

In order to express the same level of enthusiasm that consumers have in caring for the environment, many brands are also stepping up to promote sustainability with eco-friendly elements as the main selling feature. A few great examples of this include the Unifrutti Japan banana stickers, eyeglasses by Featherwood Frames and the modular upcycled carpets by FLOR.

Since material selection is a big part of what makes a product sustainable or not, some of the most inventive new materials include the HoneyBee Wrap, leather made from fruits and vegetables, as well as FOODSCAPES dishware made from food scraps.
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Meta Potato Bags
Meta Potato Bags
Emerald Packaging Uses Bags Partly Made from Potato Resin
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98
Herb-Infused Concentrated Cleaners
Herb-Infused Concentrated Cleaners
Mrs Meyer's Basil Multi-Surface Concentrate is Earth-Friendly
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97
Multimedia Solar Paintbrushes
Multimedia Solar Paintbrushes
This Wooden Engraver Harnesses Sunlight to Make Its Marks
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96
Analytical Irrigation Systems
Analytical Irrigation Systems
Smart Irrigation Platform CropX Optimizes Agricultural Practives
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95
Leftover Veggie Meatballs
Leftover Veggie Meatballs
These Fried Veggie Meatless Balls are a Way to Use Leftover Vegetables
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94
Pine Tar Soaps
Pine Tar Soaps
This Sustainable Soap Can Be Used by Men, Women and Children
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93
Accessible Educational Facilities
Accessible Educational Facilities
This Danish Public School Campus Increases Urban Activity
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92
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars
The New BMW 5 Series GT is Powered By Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
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91
Destination Farmer's Markets
Destination Farmer's Markets
The OK Friday Barn Fair is Accompanied by Live Music Performances
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90
Organic Sanitizing Wipes
Organic Sanitizing Wipes
These Eco-Friendly Wipes are Made with a Natural Disinfectant
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89
Inner City Bird Houses
Inner City Bird Houses
The Nest Project Places Bird Houses on Street Sign Poles & Fences
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88
Garden-Shrouded Skate Parks
Garden-Shrouded Skate Parks
The Aureà Cuadrado Garden Skate Park is Surrounded by Vegetation
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87
Glowing Toilet Seat Installations
Glowing Toilet Seat Installations
This Unique Art Installation is a Freedom of Expression Protest
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86
Underwater Gardening Projects
Underwater Gardening Projects
The Nemo's Garden Project Features Plants Being Grown Underwater
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85
Floral Zoological Art
Floral Zoological Art
Beth Collins Creates Animal Art Using Beautifully Vibrant Flowers
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84
Speedy Electric Car Updates
Speedy Electric Car Updates
An Upgraded Tesla Roadster Will Be Hitting the Market in Four Years
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83
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
Noise-Cancelling Roadside Barriers
These Translucent Barriers Mute Traffic and Generate Power
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82
Educational Camera Kits
Educational Camera Kits
The Naturebytes Wildlife Camera Lets Kids Learn About Nature by Coding
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81
Golf Course Solar Farms
Golf Course Solar Farms
Kyocera is Converting Unused Greens to Construct a Solar Energy Farm
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80
Environmental Risk Charts
Environmental Risk Charts
This Climate Change Map Shows the Countries Whose Survival is Threatened
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79
Mindful Water Taps
Mindful Water Taps
WWF Reveals the Water Consumption Journey with a Special Sink
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78
Pedal-Powered Eyewear
Pedal-Powered Eyewear
These Sustainable Sunglasses are Made Using Pedal-Power and Recycled Wood
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77
Charitable Hunger Apps
Charitable Hunger Apps
Feeding Forward Helps With Donating Food and Eliminating Food Waste
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76
Organic Deodorant Sprays
Organic Deodorant Sprays
This Unisex Deodorant is Specifically Formulated for Sensitive Skin
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75
Rooftop Airplane Runways
Rooftop Airplane Runways
This Airport Runway Design is Constructed Above the City at Rooftop Level
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74
Meat-Making Bioprinters
Meat-Making Bioprinters
This Solar-Powered Device Allows User to Make Their Own Bioprinted Meat
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73
Embossed Coffee Cups
Embossed Coffee Cups
Pando's Paper Coffee Cup Design Insulates and Provides a Good Grip
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72
Elephant Sanctuary Domes
Elephant Sanctuary Domes
This Elephant House Features a Wooden Roof and Swimming Pools
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71
Coffee-Based Artwork
Coffee-Based Artwork
Ghidaq al-Nizar Uses Coffee as Inspiration for His Stunning Artwork
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70
Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
Upcycled Fishnet Carpets
These Eco-Friendly Modular Carpets Can Be Adjusted & Re-Sized
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69
Vegan Pet Soaps
Vegan Pet Soaps
'Clean Canine' is a Cruelty-Free Organic Dog Shampoo
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68
Inclusive Recycling Apps
Inclusive Recycling Apps
This App is Designed to Improve Recycling Access in New York City
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67
Modular Solar Lights
Modular Solar Lights
The Adaptable SULI Portable Solar Lamp Attaches to 3D Printed Accessories
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66
Methane-Powered Cars
Methane-Powered Cars
The 'Digestive Car' is Fueled by Methane from the Stomachs of Cows
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65
Superfood-Growing Juicers
Superfood-Growing Juicers
Green Onyx is a Juicer That Also Produces the Khai-Nam Superfood
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64
Eucalyptus-Enclosed Houses
Eucalyptus-Enclosed Houses
This Housing Complex was Built for Doctors and Nurses in Rwanda
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63
Upcycled Skateboard Guitars
Upcycled Skateboard Guitars
These Handcrafted Guitars are Made from Used Wooden Skateboard Decks
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62
Desktop Aeroponic Gardens
Desktop Aeroponic Gardens
This Soil-Free Farm is Small Enough to Fit on Top of a Desk
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61
Wi-Fi Trash Bins
Wi-Fi Trash Bins
New York City's BigBelly Trash Cans Take in Waste and Give Out Wi-Fi
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60
Grassy Horse Sculptures
Grassy Horse Sculptures
This Natural Sculpture is Integrated into the Welsh Landscape
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59
Candle-Powered Phone Chargers
Candle-Powered Phone Chargers
This USB-Connected Candle Charger Uses Heat to Power Phones
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58
Sustainable Cork Wallets
Sustainable Cork Wallets
The 'Origami One' is a Slim Billfold Wallet Made from Eco-Friendly Fabric
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57
Recycled Plastic Roads
Recycled Plastic Roads
These Eco-Friendly Roads are Low-Maintenance and Easy to Install
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56
Paper-Thin Solar Chargers
Paper-Thin Solar Chargers
The Solar Paper Charger is Small in Size and Big
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55
Circular Infinity Bridges
Circular Infinity Bridges
This Wooden Bridge Boardwalk Goes a Full 360 Degrees From Land to Water
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54
Energy-Saving Growth Lights
Energy-Saving Growth Lights
These LED Lights are Designed to Help Grow Plants Indoors
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53
Sustainable Fast Fashion Lines
Sustainable Fast Fashion Lines
The New Topshop Collection Will Feature Eco-Friendly Designs
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52
Interlocking Treehouse Hotels
Interlocking Treehouse Hotels
This Hip Japanese Hotel is Located in an Ancient Camphor Tree
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51
Device-Charging Bicycles
Device-Charging Bicycles
This Bike-Powered Charger Allows Users to Take Their Gadgets Anywhere
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50
Organic Tampon Subscriptions
Organic Tampon Subscriptions
Lola is a Subscription Service Delivering 100% Cotton Tampons
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49
Solar-Powered Family Cars
Solar-Powered Family Cars
The Stella Lux Has a Range of Over 1,000 Kilometers
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48
Micro-Sized Waterproof Bags
Micro-Sized Waterproof Bags
The Matador 'Droplet Wet Bag' is Stored at a Key Chain-Sized Pouch
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47
Durable Solar Lamps
Durable Solar Lamps
These Eco-Friendly Lamps are Designed for People Living Without Electricity
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46
Commute-Mapping Bicycles
Commute-Mapping Bicycles
This Smart Electric Bike Helps You Plan the Fastest and Safest Commute
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45
Machineless Coffee Brewers
Machineless Coffee Brewers
'Little Dripper' is an Eco-Friendly Pour-Over Coffee Brewer
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44
Fabric Felt Lamps
Fabric Felt Lamps
This Fabric Lamp was Created Entirely in a Tailor's Shop
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43
Upcycled Gladiator Sandals
Upcycled Gladiator Sandals
These Wrapped Gladiator Sandals are Easy to Create and Wear
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42
Glowing Pillar Pavilions
Glowing Pillar Pavilions
This Pavilion by Piuarch Expresses Shared Energy
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41
Vortex-Mimicking Pavilions
Vortex-Mimicking Pavilions
This Pavilion Titled PortHole Looks Like an Optical Illusion Portal
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40
Rooftop Cloud Observatory Pods
Rooftop Cloud Observatory Pods
These Cloud-Like Pods are Actually Outdoor Cooling Devices
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39
Health-Restoring Home Renovations
Health-Restoring Home Renovations
This Virginia Farmhouse Was Updated with Wellness-Focused Design
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38
Plastic Pollution Awareness Trees
Plastic Pollution Awareness Trees
This Plastic-Leafed Tree Raises Awareness to Stop Littering
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37
Energy-Generating Rocking Chairs
Energy-Generating Rocking Chairs
The 'Volta' Harnesses the Power of a Chair's Rocking Motion
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36
Upcycled Office Interiors
Upcycled Office Interiors
This Sustainable Office Building is Made from Eco-Friendly Materials
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35
Biodegradable Bowls
Biodegradable Bowls
This Line of Stylish and Functional Tableware is Made from Food Waste
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34
Green-Toned Eateries
Green-Toned Eateries
Green Station is a Healthy Fast Food Joint Branded with Green Interior Decor
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33
Festival-Bound Mobile Farms
Festival-Bound Mobile Farms
Isabel is a Traveling Vertical Farm Trying to Get to Burning Man
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32
Shipping Container Children's Centers
Shipping Container Children's Centers
This Industrial Children's Activity Center is in Australia
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31
Energy-Positive Homes
Energy-Positive Homes
Solcer House Generates More Energy Than It Needs
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30
Hanging Potted Trees
Hanging Potted Trees
This Unusual Indoor Planter is Suspended From the Ceiling
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29
Hi-Tech Electric Motorbikes
Hi-Tech Electric Motorbikes
San Francisco-Based Startup Bolt Uses Teslas' Lithium-Ion Batteries
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28
Electricity-Free Vegetable Storage
Electricity-Free Vegetable Storage
This Device Allows You to Store Veggies at Room Temperature
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27
Eco-Friendly Banana Packaging
Eco-Friendly Banana Packaging
The 'Shiawase Banana' Features a Seamless Sticker Label
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26
3D-Printed Office Buildings
3D-Printed Office Buildings
These Fully Functional Cement Structures Will be Built in Dubai
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25
Upcycled Van Campers
Upcycled Van Campers
'Caravan Tokyo' Turns Old Vehicles into Traveling Accommodations
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24
Upcycled Pub Interiors
Upcycled Pub Interiors
Hong Kong's Crafty Cow Gastropub Makes Use of New and Reclaimed Materials
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23
Plastic Bottle Cap Pavilions
Plastic Bottle Cap Pavilions
This Bottle Cap Structure Sends an Important Message About Pollution
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22
Protective Vegetable Packaging
Protective Vegetable Packaging
This Resealable Endive Box Creates a Longer Shelf Life
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21
Biodiversity-Promoting Abodes
Biodiversity-Promoting Abodes
This Lightweight Shelter Blends into the Natural Environment
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20
Sculptural Gardening Kits
Sculptural Gardening Kits
VERD&AGUA Provides Tools to Contain and Care for Succulents
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19
Produce-Based Leather
Produce-Based Leather
The Willem de Kooning Academie Turns Food Waste Into Usable Fruit Leather
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18
Upcycled Food Containers
Upcycled Food Containers
These Clever Containers Provide an Eco-Friendly Food Storage Solution
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17
Earth-Friendly Produce Packages
Earth-Friendly Produce Packages
Nature & More Uses Sugar Cane to Create Compostable Packaging
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16
Multi-Level Tree Houses
Multi-Level Tree Houses
This Play Place Offers Everything from a Homework Desk to a Slide Exit
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15
Collapsible Electric Bikes
Collapsible Electric Bikes
The 'A-Bike' is the World's Lightest and Most Compact Electric Bike
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14
No-Wall Spa Resorts
No-Wall Spa Resorts
The Interior Design for 'Pure Spa' Uses Plants and Foliage Instead of Walls
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13
Brown Bag Food Packaging
Brown Bag Food Packaging
This Natural & Organic Food Company Uses Brown Bags to Label Its Products
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12
Customizable Cargo Bikes
Customizable Cargo Bikes
This Compact Cargo Bike is Perfect for the Urban Environment
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11
Newspaper Prom Dresses
Newspaper Prom Dresses
These Handmade Prom Dresses are Made Entirely from Recycled Materials
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10
Utensil-Packaged Flower Seeds
Utensil-Packaged Flower Seeds
This Unique Package Design Uses a Spoon-Like Container to Hold Seeds
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9
Reusable Honeybee Packaging
Reusable Honeybee Packaging
This Honeybee-Based Product is a Natural Alternative to Plastic Wrap
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8
Rustic Mobile Offices
Rustic Mobile Offices
These Mobile Micro Offices Help Workers Escape the Office Cubicle
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7
Tree-Hugging Spiral Staircases
Tree-Hugging Spiral Staircases
This Eco-Friendly Staircase Makes It Easy to Climb Trees
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6
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
Floor-Stored Dining Rooms
This Tiny House Stores The Dining Table in the Floor and Bed in the Roof
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5
Tiny Debt-Free Homes
Tiny Debt-Free Homes
Joel Weber Builds a 145 Square Feet House to Save on Room and Board
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4
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
Multi-Mode Motorcycles
The 'Tesla Model M' Transitions from Race Mode to Eco Mode Via Computer
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3
Solar Panel Windows
Solar Panel Windows
This Innovation Turns Solar Cell Technology Completely Transparent
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2
Waste Container Swimming Pools
Waste Container Swimming Pools
The 'Pool Box' is Housed Inside of an Old Dumpster
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1
Paper-Made Kid's Furniture
Paper-Made Kid's Furniture
These Animal-Mimicking Chairs Use Recycled Materials and Zero Toxins
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