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Top 80 Eco Ideas in February

From Collapsible Electric Scooters to Solar Panel Smartphone Chargers

— February 27, 2016 — Eco
The February 2016 eco trends reveal that consumers are looking for more eco-friendly ways to carry out everyday activities. These sustainable lifestyle changes include everything from the way that we commute to work each day to the way we power up our digital devices at home.

One of the major ways that consumers are adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle is in the form of transportation. Many consumers, particularly Millennials, are abandoning traditional forms of transportation for more sustainable choices. These alternative forms of transport include electric scooters that are compact enough to take on the subway, commuter-friendly e-bikes that facilitate urban navigation and all-electric vehicles that cut down on greenhouse gas emissions.

Another step that many consumers have taken to make their lifestyle more sustainable is reducing their consumption of resources. Indeed, the February 2016 eco trends reveal a number of new devices that help consumers cut back on everything from water to electricity. Some of the best examples include customizable conservation showerheads, solar-powered barbecues and kinetic energy smartphones.
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Player-Powered Pitches
Player-Powered Pitches
This Soccer Pitch in Nigeria Generates Electricity Using Players' Movements
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Luxe Bamboo Bed Sheets
Luxe Bamboo Bed Sheets
These 'Bamboo Excellence' Sheets & Blankets Contain a 300 Thread Count
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78
Lion-Tracking Collars
Lion-Tracking Collars
This Wildlife-Tracking Collar is Designed to Protect Kenya's Lion Population
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77
Customizable Conservation Showerheads
Customizable Conservation Showerheads
The Hydrao Smart Showerhead Was Put on Show at CES 2016
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76
Cheese-Fueled Power Plants
Cheese-Fueled Power Plants
The Albertville Plant is Powered by the Whey from Beaufort Cheese
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75
Sustainable Micro-Communities
Sustainable Micro-Communities
The New Rainier Vista Community Offers Net-Zero Living
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74
Eco-Friendly Adventurer Ships
Eco-Friendly Adventurer Ships
The Scenic Eclipse Ocean Cruiser Design Promises Only the Best
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73
Electricity-Generating Bikes
Electricity-Generating Bikes
The Free Electric Bike Generates Power When Pedaled
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72
Bread-Based Beers
Bread-Based Beers
An East London Brewery Turns Leftover Bread into Beer Called 'Toast Ale'
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71
Cyclist-Favoring Weather Sensors
Cyclist-Favoring Weather Sensors
This Traffic Light Sensor Prioritizes Bike Riders in the Rain
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70
Moiré Oscillating Chimneys
Moiré Oscillating Chimneys
The Optic Cloak Design Shifts to Bring Awareness to Clean Energy
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69
Cyclist Climate Change Initiatives
Cyclist Climate Change Initiatives
This Cyclist is Collecting Stories About Climate Change
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68
Eco Material Apparel
Eco Material Apparel
'Cozy Orange' Eco-Friendly Clothing is Created Using a Cotton Alternative
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67
Compostable Quinoa Packaging
Compostable Quinoa Packaging
Alter Eco's Compostable Packaging Reduces Landfill Waste
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66
Water-Providing Toilets
Water-Providing Toilets
The 'Nano Membrane' Waterless Toilet Turns Waste into Potable Water
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65
Sustainable Seafood Meals
Sustainable Seafood Meals
These Artisan Bistro Frozen Seafood Meals Bring the Restaurant Home
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64
Water Consumption-Reducing Devices
Water Consumption-Reducing Devices
The 'Droppler' Helps Reduce Water Consumption in a Digital Way
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Flower-Inspired Lampposts
Flower-Inspired Lampposts
The KEHA3 'Cornflower' LED Street Light Provides Eco Illumination
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LED Mosquito Traps
LED Mosquito Traps
The Energy Efficient Street Lamps Attract Mosquitos With Human-Mimicking Scent
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61
Cricket-Based Energy Bars
Cricket-Based Energy Bars
These Handmade Protein Bars are Made from Cricket Flour
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60
3D-Printed Tortoise Shells
3D-Printed Tortoise Shells
These Decoy Shells are Designed to Confuse and Deter Predators
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Sustainable Southern Cutlery
Sustainable Southern Cutlery
Be Home Butter Knife and Dish is an Admirable Student Project
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Conservation-Encouraging Hotel Meters
Conservation-Encouraging Hotel Meters
The 'Save3' Key Card System Tracks Water and Energy Usage
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Versatile Handsfree Scooters
Versatile Handsfree Scooters
The Segway Ninebot miniPRO Offers Enhanced Range at CES 2016
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56
Water-Powered Phone Chargers
Water-Powered Phone Chargers
This Pocket-Sized Fuel Cell Charger Runs on Water
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55
Naturally Sustainable Apparel
Naturally Sustainable Apparel
'Green Apple' Clothing is Made from Organic Bamboo Fabric
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54
Conscious Makeup Collections
Conscious Makeup Collections
The 'H&M Conscious' Range Features Organic Skincare Products
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53
Kinetic Energy Smartphones
Kinetic Energy Smartphones
The 'Delta V' Smartphone Concept Converts Movements to Battery Power
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52
Floating Forest Installations
Floating Forest Installations
Michael Neff Turns Abandoned Christmas Trees into Magical Art
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Eco-Friendly Organic Pencils
Eco-Friendly Organic Pencils
This Sustainable Writing Tool is Made from Recycled Organic Waste
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50
Consumption Reduction Incentives
Consumption Reduction Incentives
The Save3 Keycard Encourages Hotel Guests to Conserve Water
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49
Sustainable Tropical Resorts
Sustainable Tropical Resorts
This Cayman Islands Resort Respects its Fragile Natural Surroundings
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48
Outlet-Mimicking Battery Packs
Outlet-Mimicking Battery Packs
The ChargeTech Universal Power Bank Provides an AC Outlet Anywhere
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47
Reinvented Incandescent Bulbs
Reinvented Incandescent Bulbs
MIT Researchers Have Created Non-LED Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
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46
Innovatively Intelligent Lighting
Innovatively Intelligent Lighting
This New Intelligent Lighting System is Sustainable and Reliable
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45
Non-Toxic Workout Wear
Non-Toxic Workout Wear
Recycled PET is Sustainably Used by 'Yoga Democracy' for Hip Activewear
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Seaweed Activewear Sets
Seaweed Activewear Sets
Rhone's Gotham Seacell Hoodie and Tights Combine Cellulose and Seaweed
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43
Smatphone-Controlled Electric Skateboards
Smatphone-Controlled Electric Skateboards
The 'Blink-Board' Was Recently Unveiled at CES 2016
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Wind-Powered Amusement Parks
Wind-Powered Amusement Parks
This Exceptional Eco Theme Park Teaches Visitors About Sustainability
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Nitrogen Dessert Parlors
Nitrogen Dessert Parlors
Space Bars is a Pop-Up Ice Cream Shop That Operates Without Freezers
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40
Biodegradable Champagne Packaging
Biodegradable Champagne Packaging
Naturally Clicquot is Veuve's New Environmental Initiative
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39
Plastic-Removing Ocean Filterers
Plastic-Removing Ocean Filterers
The 'Oclean' System Targets Plastic Pollution in the Oceans
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38
Cloud-Connected Electric Scooters
Cloud-Connected Electric Scooters
The 'Genze 2.0' Was Unveiled at Ces 2016
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37
On-Demand Laundry Services
On-Demand Laundry Services
'Simply Laundry' Improves Dry Cleaning, Washing, Folding and Delivery
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36
Recycled Cardboard Coat Hangers
Recycled Cardboard Coat Hangers
These Recycled Hangers Boast a Modern Cardboard Design
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Upcycled Utensil Sculptures
Upcycled Utensil Sculptures
This Sculpture Artwork by Matt Wilson Utilizes Old Flatware
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Solar-Powered Barbecues
Solar-Powered Barbecues
The GoSun Grill Targets Eco-Conscious Home Owners at CES 2016
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33
Floating Forest Initiatives
Floating Forest Initiatives
Rotterdam Will Install a "Bobbing Forest" in 2016 for a Greener City
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Sleek Urban Velomobiles
Sleek Urban Velomobiles
The Ego Urban Transporter Could Revolutionize How Consumers Get Around
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Repurposed Garment Leggings
Repurposed Garment Leggings
ZuVi Eco-Friendly Activewear Leggings are Made from Recycled Polyester
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Sustainable Stationery Accessories
Sustainable Stationery Accessories
The VEASOON Bamboo Storage Box Keeps Essentials Organized
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Solar Panel Smartphone Chargers
Solar Panel Smartphone Chargers
The Newest 'Sunbook' Products Were Debuted at CES 2016
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Net-Zero Energy Schools
Net-Zero Energy Schools
This New York City School Produces as Much Electricity as It Uses
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Psychedelic Eco-Friendly Activewear
Psychedelic Eco-Friendly Activewear
teeki Yoga Gear is Crafted from Recycled Water Bottles
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Cleverly Draped Architecture
Cleverly Draped Architecture
DUS Architects' EU Building Boasts Covered Built-In Outdoor Seating
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Fast Food Packaging Fashions
Fast Food Packaging Fashions
The New Packaging at McDonald's was Reworked into Couture Accessories
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Personal Mobility Robots
Personal Mobility Robots
The Segway Robot is One Part Robot, One Part Scooter at CES 2016
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Wood Foam Helmets
Wood Foam Helmets
This Eco-Friendly Bike Helmet Features a Biodegradable Styrofoam Substitute
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Affordable Organic Cosmetics
Affordable Organic Cosmetics
H&M's Conscious Collection Beauty Line Includes All-Natural Products
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Geometric Paint Packaging
Geometric Paint Packaging
Sustainable Powdered Pigments Fit Any Project Perfectly
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Affordable Electric Cars
Affordable Electric Cars
The Chevy Bolt Was Unveiled at CES 2016, Beating Tesla to the Finish Line
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Stretchy Denim Activewear
Stretchy Denim Activewear
These Ultra-Strech Jeans are Designed for Active Consumers
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Lightweight Electric Motorboats
Lightweight Electric Motorboats
Rand Boats is Offering An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Gas Boats
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No-Cap Shampoo Packaging
No-Cap Shampoo Packaging
These Cap-Free Shampoo Bottles are Easier to Recycle
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Disposable Tree Stump Grills
Disposable Tree Stump Grills
This Disposable BBQ Provides an Eco-Friendly Grilling Solution
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Candle-Powered LED Lights
Candle-Powered LED Lights
The Lumir C Lamp is an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Battery Lanterns
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Rustic Tiny Homes
Rustic Tiny Homes
The Esk'et Tiny Home Pays Tribute to Aboriginal Traditions
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Quick Collapsing Scooters
Quick Collapsing Scooters
Stigo's Foldable Bike is a Portable Electric Scooter Ideal for Commuters
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Sustainable Triangular Buildings
Sustainable Triangular Buildings
This Educational Facility Puts Sustainable Design into Practice
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Commuter-Friendly E-Bikes
Commuter-Friendly E-Bikes
The 'Yunma EVELO' Recently Debuted at CES 2016
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Organic Supermarket Interiors
Organic Supermarket Interiors
'The Green Atrium' Embodies the Kind of Lifestyle It Promotes
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Short-Term Seasonal Housing
Short-Term Seasonal Housing
The Great Wall of Western Australia Offers Eco-Centric Homes
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Compact Human-Powered Autos
Compact Human-Powered Autos
The 'CityCar' Bridges the Gap Between Electric Cars and Bicycles
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Multi-Power Eco Vehicles
Multi-Power Eco Vehicles
The mö Solar Electricity Velomobile Can be Powered by the Sun or Humans
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Winterized Vertical Farms
Winterized Vertical Farms
This Startup Supplies Alaskans with Fresh Produce Year-Round
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Hybrid Adventurer Vehicles
Hybrid Adventurer Vehicles
The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept is a Powerful Off-Road SUV
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4
Modular Mobile Homes
Modular Mobile Homes
The Alpod's Aluminum Structure Makes it Lightweight and Eco-Friendly
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3
Anti-Debt Housing
Anti-Debt Housing
The 'Porta Palace' is a Small Mobile Home that Rebels Against Mortgages
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2
Customizable Wooden Micro Homes
Customizable Wooden Micro Homes
This Company Builds Wooden Trailers for Eco-Conscious Consumers
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Collapsible Electric Scooters
Collapsible Electric Scooters
The 'Xcooter' is Set to Be Unveiled at CES 2016
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