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Top 100 Eco Trends in May

From Upcycled Chinese Cafes to Bird Seed Billboards

— May 31, 2014 — Autos
The warmer weather is no better time for businesses to introduce new eco-friendly products and services and these eco May 2014 trends showcase a sample from a wide variety of industries.

Solar-powered devices are popping up all over the place, offering consumers the utmost mobility and portability. While items such as solar-powered phone chargers have been around for some time now, brands are branching out in very unexpected ways. From solar-powered DJ booths to solar-powered cookers and even dresses that store energy, eco elements are being incorporated into products than ever.

Another concept catching momentum is smartphone apps that can control one's house appliances as a means to cut down on wasted energy when no one is home.

For a more in-depth analysis of the ways brands are catering to the eco-minded consumer this month, check out Trend Hunter's Eco Trend Report.
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Tiger-Saving Songs
Tiger-Saving Songs
The 'Endangered Song' Represents the Small Sumatran Tiger Population
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95
Room Occupancy Sensors
Room Occupancy Sensors
The Maestro Sensor Turns Off the Lights When You Leave the Room
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94
Energy-Wasting Tattletale Apps
Energy-Wasting Tattletale Apps
Environmental Reporting App LightsOut Lets Users Note Harmful Acts
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93
Sun-Powered Watches
Sun-Powered Watches
Q & Q's Solar-Powered Watch Tells Time Thanks to the Sun
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92
Pet-Like Home Heaters
Pet-Like Home Heaters
The Kangeri Radiator is a Domestic Warming Companion that Keeps by Your Side
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91
Resourceful Money-Saving Fonts
Resourceful Money-Saving Fonts
Ryman Eco is the New Sustainable Font That Could Help the Planet
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90
Robotic Solar Plant Janitors
Robotic Solar Plant Janitors
These Energy-Independent Robots Keep an Israeli Solar Plant Dust-Free
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89
Fish Tank Tables
Fish Tank Tables
The Minimalist Gold Fish Table Houses Hand-Crafted Realistic-Looking Fish
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88
Crowdsourced Roadkill-Prevention Apps
Crowdsourced Roadkill-Prevention Apps
The Uburu App Aims to Reduce Instances of Roadkill in Brazil
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87
Energy-Producing Smart Homes
Energy-Producing Smart Homes
The Honda Smart Home Generates More Energy Than It Uses Up
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86
Energy-Saving Air Conditioners
Energy-Saving Air Conditioners
This Smart Air Conditioner is a Perfect 2014 Earth Day Purchase
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85
Bird Seed Billboards
Bird Seed Billboards
Nouvelle Soft's Toilet Paper Advertisement Has Nature Say Thanks
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84
Global Warming Comics
Global Warming Comics
Climate Changed by Philippe Squarzoni Breaks Down Issues for Millenials
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83
Upcycled Coffee Flour
Upcycled Coffee Flour
This Coffee Flour Ingredient is Made Using Discarded Coffee Waste
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82
Plant-Covered Sports Stadiums
Plant-Covered Sports Stadiums
The Barclays Center Green Roof Makes Surrounding Area More Appealing
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81
Vacuum-Like River Cleaners
Vacuum-Like River Cleaners
Dyson Hopes to Introduce Vacuum Cleaning Technology to Boats
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80
Planetwide Selfie Campaigns
Planetwide Selfie Campaigns
For Earth Day 2014, NASA is Helping the Earth Take a Selfie from Space
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79
Chemical Waste Mirrors
Chemical Waste Mirrors
This Recycled Mirror Design is Sustainable and Edgy
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78
Desert-Resembling Canopies
Desert-Resembling Canopies
Thomas Heatherwick Creates the Al Fayah Park in Abu Dhabi
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77
Solar Energy-Storing Dresses
Solar Energy-Storing Dresses
This Earth Day Fashion Find is a Dress That Stores Solar Energy
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76
Translucent Plant Partitions
Translucent Plant Partitions
The Green Partition Cleans Air and Separates Living Spaces
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75
Trashy Recycled Closet Designs
Trashy Recycled Closet Designs
The Trash Closet Project is Bringing Awareness to Our Wasteful Ways
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74
DIY Wind Turbines
DIY Wind Turbines
The Solar Flower Wind Turbine Can Be Built for as Cheaply as $15
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73
Watchful Forest Art Projects
Watchful Forest Art Projects
Dear Human Gives Trees Eyes to Keep Watch Over the Forest
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72
Competitor-Slamming Print Ads
Competitor-Slamming Print Ads
This Apple Print Advertisement Shames One of Its Biggest Rivals
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71
Split Solar Tables
Split Solar Tables
The Lucio Table Charges Appliances No Matter Where it Is
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70
Car Dealership Smart Homes
Car Dealership Smart Homes
The New Honda Smart Home Promises Carbon-Free Living
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69
Wholesome Eco Mattresses
Wholesome Eco Mattresses
Novosbed’s Natural Mattress and Pillow Soothe You and the Environment
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68
Earth-Saving Flip Flops
Earth-Saving Flip Flops
Jack Johnson's Feelgoodz Flip Flop Sandals Help Environmental Education
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67
Symbiotic Plant Watering Ecosystems
Symbiotic Plant Watering Ecosystems
The Nurture System Waters Plants Based on Energy Consumption
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66
Environmentally Conscious Wildlife Havens
Environmentally Conscious Wildlife Havens
This Contemporary Barn Home is Stunning and Sustainable
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65
Solar-Powered DJ Booths
Solar-Powered DJ Booths
The Fono by Yalp and Lappset is Played Outdoors
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64
Garbageless Restaurants
Garbageless Restaurants
Eco-Friendly Restaurant ‘Sandwich Me’ Doesn't Produce Any Waste
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63
Serene Spa-Like Abodes
Serene Spa-Like Abodes
This Tranquil Home in Brazil Mixes Contemporary Design with Nature
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62
Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs
Energy-Efficient Lightbulbs
The Philips Clear LED Bulb Fuses Modern Technology & Generic Design
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61
Sustainable Fashion Bibles
Sustainable Fashion Bibles
Greta Eagan's Wear No Evil Book Encourages Eco-Friendly Styles
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60
Retro Water Towers
Retro Water Towers
Fred Water's Water Tower Dispensers are Sleek and Eco-Conscious
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59
Abused Aqua Photo Projects
Abused Aqua Photo Projects
Watermark by Edward Burtynsky Brings Awareness to Diminishing Resource
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58
Transforming Floating Cars
Transforming Floating Cars
The FOMM Concept One Electric Car Will Float to Safety in a Flood
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57
Produce-Preserving Fridges
Produce-Preserving Fridges
This Exclusive Blue Light Refrigerator Technology Keeps Food Fresher
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56
Trash-Converting Bike Printers
Trash-Converting Bike Printers
This Mobile 3D Printer Uses Plastic Cups as Printer Ink
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55
App-Controlled Homes
App-Controlled Homes
The Samsung Smart Home Service Lets You Control Home Devices Using an App
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54
Eco Portable Eskies
Eco Portable Eskies
The BioCooler Would Be Easy to Carry and Have a Low Impact on the Environment
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53
Endangered Avian Murals
Endangered Avian Murals
This Street Artist Paints Endangered British Birds in London
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52
Modular Vertical Planting Systems
Modular Vertical Planting Systems
This Chinese Office Building's Walls Were Fitted with Plants
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51
Eco Concrete Structures
Eco Concrete Structures
This Water Treatment Facility is Functional and Visually Stunning
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50
Massive Solar Panelled Roofs
Massive Solar Panelled Roofs
Jaguar Land Rover Puts in the Largest Energy-Efficient Rook in the UK
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49
Isolated Modern Wood Getaways
Isolated Modern Wood Getaways
This Wooden Chalet is Designed to Help You Connect with Nature
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48
Eco-Friendly 1930s Homes
Eco-Friendly 1930s Homes
The Renovated Casa 31_4 Room House is Now a Modern Green Marvel
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47
Urban Atmospheric Adjustors
Urban Atmospheric Adjustors
The Climatology Tower Assesses and Improves the City Environment
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46
Cork-Based Sports Shoes
Cork-Based Sports Shoes
The Nike Cork Air Force 1s are an Eco-Friendly Alternative
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45
Air-Sucking Water Machines
Air-Sucking Water Machines
These Atmostpheric Water Generators Create Gallons of Drinking Water
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44
Water-Saving Shower Heads
Water-Saving Shower Heads
The 'Evolve Roadrunner 2' Helps You Enjoy a Perfect Earth Day Shower
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43
Ecological Chinese Cafes
Ecological Chinese Cafes
This Chinese Cafe Puts an Emphasis on Building Community & Upcycling
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42
Cyclist Road Elevators
Cyclist Road Elevators
‘Trampe CycloCable’ is a Road Elevator to Help Anyone on Wheels
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41
Sturdy Bread Lunchboxes
Sturdy Bread Lunchboxes
KI•RA and The Edible Tower by Kostantia Manthou is Part of the Meal
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40
Cubic Sustainable Abodes
Cubic Sustainable Abodes
This Sustainable Modern Design is Architecturally Bold and Airy
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39
Pop-Up Notebook Dollhouses
Pop-Up Notebook Dollhouses
Rock & Pebble's Pop-Up Book is a Customizable Dollhouse
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38
Eco-Friendly Foldable Bicycles
Eco-Friendly Foldable Bicycles
Montague Created a Full-Sized Line of Foldable Bikes
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37
Interactive Accessorized Plant Pots
Interactive Accessorized Plant Pots
These Pots’ Accessories Encourage Human-Plant Interaction
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36
Ornately Upcycled Barrel Seating
Ornately Upcycled Barrel Seating
Dentelles & Bidons Create Amazing Barrel Chairs from Metal Drums
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35
Bike Post Parking Gadgets
Bike Post Parking Gadgets
The Cyclepark Street Sign Bike Rack Creates Space All Over Cities
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34
Solar-Powered Cookers
Solar-Powered Cookers
This Versatile Solar-Powered Cooker is Perfect for Earth Day Cooking
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33
Portable Water Bottle Lamps
Portable Water Bottle Lamps
The Bottlelight Combines Two Essentials to Make Something Powerful
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32
Transmogrifying Green Vehicles
Transmogrifying Green Vehicles
The Paean Concept Car Facilitates a Revolutionary Escape to Nature
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31
Fart-Capturing Cow Backpacks
Fart-Capturing Cow Backpacks
The INTA Project Provides Away to Collect Natural Methane-Filled Gas
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30
Open Source Indoor Greenhouses
Open Source Indoor Greenhouses
The MEG by Yradia Makes Homegrown Fruits and Vegetables Easier
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29
Sleek Luxe Public Transits
Sleek Luxe Public Transits
The BMW Subway Trains in Kuala Lampur are Practically Stylish
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28
Eco-Friendly Rural Homes
Eco-Friendly Rural Homes
The Nannup Holiday House in Australia Embraces Nature’s Gifts
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27
Plant-Based Sports Supplements
Plant-Based Sports Supplements
MyVegies Provides Totally Vegetarian Sports Nutrition Products
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26
Instant Herb Garden Packaging
Instant Herb Garden Packaging
By.herb Starts to Spouts After Its Packaging is Opened
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25
Stylish Bicycle Racks
Stylish Bicycle Racks
Stasis by Method Studio is Fit for an Art Gallery
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24
Flapping Wing Energy Generators
Flapping Wing Energy Generators
This Wind Turbine Uses Flapping Wing Motions to Create Electricity
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23
Recycled Stacked Lighting
Recycled Stacked Lighting
This New Line of Lamp Shades is Vintage and Whimsical
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22
Floating Off-Grid Homes
Floating Off-Grid Homes
Port X is a Modular Home That Can Be Installed on Water or Land
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21
Hip Industrial Waste Bags
Hip Industrial Waste Bags
Use2B Offers Urban Carriers Made from Used Materials
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20
Chemical-Free Sustainable Mugs
Chemical-Free Sustainable Mugs
These Sustainable Coffee Mugs are Stylish and Eco-Friendly
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19
Adorable Animal-Free Apparel
Adorable Animal-Free Apparel
Vegan Fashion Brands Like Veganise Wear Vegan Love on Their Sleeves
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18
Forest-Reflecting Glass Homes
Forest-Reflecting Glass Homes
This Modern Tower House Refelcts the Forest and Surrounding Area
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17
Compact Skivvies Cleaners
Compact Skivvies Cleaners
The Bulbe Washer Facilitates the Quick and Easy Rinsing of Your Undies
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16
Geometrically Pattered Seaside Havens
Geometrically Pattered Seaside Havens
This Timber-Clad Beachside Villa is Serene and Stunning
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15
3D-Printed Houses
3D-Printed Houses
This 3D Printer Can Build Ten Houses in a Day Using Recycled Materials
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14
Self-Sustainable Abodes
Self-Sustainable Abodes
The Pump House is Tranquil, Bright and Beautifully Crafted
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13
Whimsical Recycled Lighting
Whimsical Recycled Lighting
This Range of Wicker Lamp Shades Turns Trash into a Source of Light
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12
Life-Matching Luxury Bicycles
Life-Matching Luxury Bicycles
Heritage-Paris Creates Custom High-End Designs
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11
Paper Wine Bottles
Paper Wine Bottles
These Cardboard Wine Bottles Take a More Eco-Friendly Design Route
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10
Lantern-Like Folding Refuges
Lantern-Like Folding Refuges
Weaving a Home Proposes an Efficient Shelter for Displaced Families
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9
Off-Grid Living Photography
Off-Grid Living Photography
This Hunter-Gatherer Photo Series is Candid and Enlightening
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8
Tiny DIY Dwellings
Tiny DIY Dwellings
This Tiny Mobile Home was Made by Dee Williams and is 84-Square-Feet
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7
Lush Indoor Gardening Terrariums
Lush Indoor Gardening Terrariums
The Pyramid Terrarium Will Turn Your Home into a Vegetated Oasis
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6
Versatile Health Food Packaging
Versatile Health Food Packaging
Containers for Plus Kitchen Foods Make Eating Healthy a Snap
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5
Removable Eco Pods (UPDATE)
Removable Eco Pods (UPDATE)
IN-TENTA Upgrades its Previous Design to the DROP XL
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4
Cycle-Spun Laundry
Cycle-Spun Laundry
The Bike Washing Machine Encourages Activity and Eco-Consciousness
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3
Minimalist Wooden Bicycle Racks
Minimalist Wooden Bicycle Racks
The ‘Elk’ Rack by Woodstick Consists of a Single Wedge of Wood
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2
Rubber Tread-Marked Animals
Rubber Tread-Marked Animals
Tire Alligators by Eric Langert are Strangely Realistic
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1
Paper Bag Book Bindings
Paper Bag Book Bindings
These DIY Book Bindings are a Simple and Creative Project
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