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Top 85 Eco Concepts in February

From Smartphone-Controlled Homes to Sustainable Seaweed Furniture

— March 8, 2015 — Eco
The top February 2015 eco ideas show the most advancement in the realms of architecture and packaging.

Some of the most impressive eco-friendly architecture designs include Snøhetta and ZEB's zero energy home, El Refugio Inteligente's energy-efficient home that can be controlled with a smartphone, and best of all, Anderson Anderson Architecture's energy positive classroom design, which actually produces more energy that it requires to operate on a daily basis.

In terms of packaging, Tetra Pak and Valio's cartons, Khaohom's hybrid rice container and cooker, as well as the There and Back Pack shipping boxes show that sustainable design is shining the spotlight by offering convenience to both retailers and consumers. With sustainability taken care of in the home and with products that are used regularly, this offers one less thing to worry about.
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Retrofit Electric Vehicle Chargers
Retrofit Electric Vehicle Chargers
Ubitricity's Car Charging Stations Transform Exiting Lamp Posts
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84
Sustainable Mobility Apps
Sustainable Mobility Apps
The Changers App is a Smart CO2 Monitor for Your Daily Life
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83
Pavilion-Printing Pavilions
Pavilion-Printing Pavilions
A Hi-Tech Room Printer Can Create Small Buildings Quite Resourcefully
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82
Auto-Watering Planters
Auto-Watering Planters
Parrot Pot Holds H2O for Three Weeks to Care for Your Plants Automatically
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81
Apocalyptic Coffee Videos
Apocalyptic Coffee Videos
This Film Tells of the World Ending by Coffee Pod Waste
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80
Plug-In Hybrid Cars
Plug-In Hybrid Cars
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Was Unveiled At the Detroit Auto Show
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79
Organic Leafy Implements
Organic Leafy Implements
Expand Your Creativity to Assembling Your Own Natural Grass Stylus
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78
Sustainable Feline Homes
Sustainable Feline Homes
The Cat Caravan is a Sustainable and Playful Spot for the Urban Feline
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77
Premium Pedal-Powered Cars
Premium Pedal-Powered Cars
This Luxury Bicycle Vehicle Requires You to Work from the Waist Down
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76
Feces-Fueled School Kitchens
Feces-Fueled School Kitchens
This Human Waste Bioreactor Uses Organic Materials to Provide Power
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75
Sporty Electric Cars
Sporty Electric Cars
Chevrolet's 2016 Volt Was Introduced At the Detroit Auto Show
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74
Eco-Friendly Way-Finders
Eco-Friendly Way-Finders
This Bamboo Flashlight is an Opportunity Seized for Minimizing Materials
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73
3-Wheeled Utility Vehicles
3-Wheeled Utility Vehicles
The Innvelo Three Car is Compact While Promising Great Practicality
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72
Animal Nuisance Food Trucks
Animal Nuisance Food Trucks
This Dutch Food Truck Makes Eating Pests Environmentally Friendly
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71
Rubbish-Printing Robots
Rubbish-Printing Robots
The Dr. Recare Molds Additional Receptacles from Plastic Beach Litter
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70
Eco Inkless Calendars
Eco Inkless Calendars
This Monthly Planner is Materially Responsible and Offers a Real Blank Slate
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69
Marine Creature Repellents
Marine Creature Repellents
This By-Catch Fish Protector Prevents Overfishing for Undesired Species
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68
Zero Waste Blogs
Zero Waste Blogs
Lauren Singer Shares Secrets to Sustainable Living, Without Making Trash
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67
Ethical Aromatherapy Collections
Ethical Aromatherapy Collections
The Vitruvi Fragrances are Inspired by Global Daily Rituals
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66
Valentine's Day Nail Polish
Valentine's Day Nail Polish
The Vegan 5-Free Chrome Girl Brand Introduces Three Romantic Colors
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65
Reusable Delivery Packaging
Reusable Delivery Packaging
The RePack System Encourages Consumers to Return Their Used Envelopes
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64
Simple Laundry Detergents
Simple Laundry Detergents
The Simply Co.'s Detergent is Plant, People and Planet-Friendly
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63
Eco Flat-Pack Playsets
Eco Flat-Pack Playsets
BrikBilt's Toys Serve as a Cheap LEGO Playset Alternative
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62
Efficient Fuel-Cell Vehicles (UPDATE)
Efficient Fuel-Cell Vehicles (UPDATE)
Honda FCV Gets Power from a Stack Two Thirds the Usual Size
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61
Wearable Air Quality Monitors
Wearable Air Quality Monitors
Breathe is an Air Pollution Sensor You Can Wear to Crowdsource Data
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60
Bonsai Tree Kits
Bonsai Tree Kits
Jason Watkins Helps People Grow Their Own Giant Sequoias
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59
Bicycle-Sharing Sites
Bicycle-Sharing Sites
Spinlister's Bike Rental Service Makes Eco-Transportation Accessible
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58
Solar-Powered Outdoor Speakers
Solar-Powered Outdoor Speakers
ECOXGEAR's ECOSMART HD SolarTM Audio Systems are Shock-Proof
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57
Smartphone-Controlled Homes
Smartphone-Controlled Homes
El Refugio Inteligente is Energy-Efficient Via Smartphone Control
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56
Eco-Friendly Wooden Headphones
Eco-Friendly Wooden Headphones
Grain Audio's Over Ear Headphones Have Design and Sound Quality
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55
Resourceful Water Spouts
Resourceful Water Spouts
Reusable Water Bottle Lids Give Second Lives to Used Drink Containers
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54
Self-Cooling Smart Bulbs
Self-Cooling Smart Bulbs
The Connected Cree LED Bulb Has a High-Tech Cooling Solution
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53
Cartoon Theme Farms
Cartoon Theme Farms
The Hello Kitty Go Green Organic Farm Teaches Youngsters About Food Safety
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52
Energy Positive Classrooms
Energy Positive Classrooms
This Classroom Design Produces More Energy Than It Requires to Use
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51
Sustainably Packaged Malbec
Sustainably Packaged Malbec
The Eco Wine is Made Out of 100% Organic Grapes From Argentina
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50
Crafty Coffee Lampshades
Crafty Coffee Lampshades
Designer Makes an Eco Lighting Accessory from Java and Scrap Paper
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49
Solar-Powered Planes
Solar-Powered Planes
The Solar Impulse 2 Will Fly Around the World in Five Months Without Any Fuel
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48
Psychedelic Single-Track Transport
Psychedelic Single-Track Transport
A Colorful Monorail Concept Has a Spectral and Abstract Design
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47
Commuter Maglev Cars
Commuter Maglev Cars
The M.U.C. Vehicle Would Streamline City Driving for Efficient and Eco Aims
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46
Online Farmers' Markets
Online Farmers' Markets
Good Eggs Brings the Freshness & Convenience of Farmers' Markets Online
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45
Upcycled Feminine Accessories
Upcycled Feminine Accessories
Lulu Beas' Upcycled Fashion Turns Menswear into Women's Accessories
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44
Mink Hide Plushies
Mink Hide Plushies
Fur Coat Stuffed Animals Are Crafted from Old Donated Jackets
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43
Wonderfully Healthy Wines
Wonderfully Healthy Wines
Vegan Red Wine Boasts Biodynamic Ingredients and Eco-Friendly Production
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42
Wildflower Seed Bombs
Wildflower Seed Bombs
Seedles' Colorful Seed Balls Aim to Revive the Bee Population
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41
Illusory Aqueous Desks
Illusory Aqueous Desks
The EMKE Office Reception Features a Whimsical Watery Bureau
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40
Solid State Refrigerators
Solid State Refrigerators
The Phononic Thermoelectric Fridge is a Silent, More Eco-Friendly Option
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39
Futuristic Desert Cities
Futuristic Desert Cities
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City is Designed for Self-Sufficient Communal Living
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38
Conveniently Repairable Smartphones
Conveniently Repairable Smartphones
The 3-Part PuzzlePhone is Designed to Last a Decade
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37
Gigantic Air Purifiers
Gigantic Air Purifiers
Jorge Gutierrez's Big Air Purifier Sucks Up Smog in Lima, Peru
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36
Curlicue Ceiling Lights
Curlicue Ceiling Lights
Curly Wooden Lamps Artistically Express Carpenters' Beautiful Byproduct
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35
Glass Fragrance Testers
Glass Fragrance Testers
Dior's Fragrance Samplers Do Away with Wasteful Paper Strips
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34
Eco-Friendly Wallets
Eco-Friendly Wallets
Mobi Wallets are Crafted from Cork and Brass for an Exceptional Finish
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33
Eco Detergent Packaging
Eco Detergent Packaging
This Eco Laundry Packaging Concept Provides a Built-In Scoop
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32
Rendered Paper Packaging
Rendered Paper Packaging
These Illustrated Paper Wrappers Suggest What's on the Insides
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31
Low-Cost Lighting Solutions
Low-Cost Lighting Solutions
Solar-Powered Lantern Brings a Cheap Source to the Underprivileged
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30
Aquatic Grain Carriers
Aquatic Grain Carriers
Fishy Rice Packaging is Practical, Emblematic and Beautiful
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29
Responsible Organic Skincare
Responsible Organic Skincare
Farm to Girl's Organic Skin Care Products Are Fair & Responsible
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28
Smart Street Lighting
Smart Street Lighting
Madrid is Upgrading to Smart Street Lights Courtesy Philips
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27
Wind-Powered Freight Ships
Wind-Powered Freight Ships
The Vindskip's Hull Harnesses the Power of the Wind
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26
Sustainable Carton Packaging
Sustainable Carton Packaging
The Tetra Pak and Valio Carton Package Design is Fully Renewable
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25
Tree Bark Seating
Tree Bark Seating
Birchbark Chair Demonstrates the Stitching of Old Craft and Contemporary Design
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24
Composting Vertical Gardens
Composting Vertical Gardens
The Balkonton Garden Contains a Home Compost to Feed Organic Waste
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23
Stacked Cube Skyscrapers
Stacked Cube Skyscrapers
This Sustainable Skyscraper Houses a Flexible Mixed-Use Interior
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22
Sharp Eco Jetskis
Sharp Eco Jetskis
The Environmentally Friendly Marlin Hydrofoil Mimics Nature in its Mechanics
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21
Eco-Friendly Highway Covers
Eco-Friendly Highway Covers
A German City Plans to Bury Its Autobahn Under a Green Park
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20
Sustainable Rice Packaging
Sustainable Rice Packaging
The Khaohom Concept Serves as a Green Container and Even a Rice Cooker
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19
Age-Adapting Eco Bicycles
Age-Adapting Eco Bicycles
Wishbone Design Studio's Growing Bike is Made From 100% Recycled Carpet
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18
Bare Bound Branding
Bare Bound Branding
String Meat Packaging Minimizes Waste and Communicates Authentic Taste
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17
Sustainable Seaweed Furniture
Sustainable Seaweed Furniture
Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt Create Raw Chairs and Lamps
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16
Tilted Carbon-Neutral Architecture
Tilted Carbon-Neutral Architecture
This Zero Energy House is the Product of Snøhetta and ZEB
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15
Disposable Drone Prototypes
Disposable Drone Prototypes
This Biodegradable Drone Concept is Made Out of Mushroom Materials
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14
3D-Printed Cars (UPDATE)
3D-Printed Cars (UPDATE)
This Cutting-Edge Local Motors Creation is Now Production-Ready
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13
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
Buttoned-Up Shipping Boxes
This Box Packaging Design for WonderPix Uses Fewer Fasteners
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12
Solar-Powered Homes
Solar-Powered Homes
The Taoshouse's Energy Needs are Met By a Solar Array
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11
Portable Sub-Zero Homes
Portable Sub-Zero Homes
Leaf House Version.3 is Designed to Withstand Sub-Zero Temperatures
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10
Motorized Shoe-Strapped Accessories
Motorized Shoe-Strapped Accessories
Rollkers Electronic Shoes are Being Displayed at CES 2015
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9
Electric Cargo Tricycles
Electric Cargo Tricycles
The johanson3 Lets You Stand While Riding
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8
Sustainable Forest Homes
Sustainable Forest Homes
Passive House Che is Located In a Romanian Forest
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7
Returnable Shipping Boxes
Returnable Shipping Boxes
The 'There and Back Pack' is a Handy Return Shipping Box
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6
Open Source Floating Homes
Open Source Floating Homes
The Floating House is Designed By Carl Turner Architects
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5
Quick Assembly Boxes
Quick Assembly Boxes
This Smart Cardboard Box Design Uses 15% Less Material and No Tape
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4
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Deluxe Dorm-Style Hotels
Mezzanine Hotel Rooms Demonstrate Creative Shifts in Luxury Accommodation
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3
Playful Snack Blocks
Playful Snack Blocks
Varvara Komarova's Snack Packaging Concept Doubles as a Toy for Kids
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2
Tapered Cosmetic Packaging
Tapered Cosmetic Packaging
This Cosmetic Packaging Design Features Reusable Boxes and Pouches
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1
Smart Modular Microfarms
Smart Modular Microfarms
These Connected Greenhouse Create Rooftop Gardens in Urban Areas
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