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Top 85 Eco Ideas in June

From Algae-Based Shoes to Primate-Saving Chocolate Bars

— June 25, 2017 — Eco
Whether it is a pair of sneakers made from algae or a chocolate bar that promotes sustainable farming practices, the June 2017 eco trends make it clear that brands are becoming more aware of the need to make their products eco-friendly.

When it comes to clothing and footwear, a number of brands have made significant efforts to use more sustainable materials. For instance, adidas recently teamed up with Aquafil to use regenerated ocean waste to create stylish new swimsuits. Similarly, the shoe company Vivobarefoot has begun using an algae-based foam to create plant-based shoes.

However, it is not just clothing that has gone green. As the June 2017 eco trends reveal, food products are also taking an eco-friendly turn. Examples of more sustainable snack options include Purdys' Clean Water Project Bars, Chapul's cricket-flour energy bars and SecondsFirst's repurposed fish cakes.
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Coupon-Dispensing Battery Collectors
Coupon-Dispensing Battery Collectors
This In-Store Machine Trades Discounts for Used Batteries
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84
Electric Vehicle-Charging Roads
Electric Vehicle-Charging Roads
Electroad is Testing Roadways That Will Charge Electric Vehicles
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83
Volcanic Energy Wells
Volcanic Energy Wells
Iceland is Experimenting With 3 Mile Deep Geothermal Energy-Generating Wells
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82
Eco-Friendly International Flights
Eco-Friendly International Flights
Singapore Airlines Biofuel Flights Run Partially on Cooking Oil
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81
Online Gardening Calculators
Online Gardening Calculators
This Tool Tells You What and When to Plant Based on Your Area Code
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80
Ocean-Saving Robotic Fish
Ocean-Saving Robotic Fish
These Underwater Fish Vehicles Can Detect Acidic Hot Spots in the Water
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79
Role-Reversing Animal Treatment Ads
Role-Reversing Animal Treatment Ads
PETA's Newest Campaign Features Anthropomorphic Animals
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78
Crop-Monitoring Robots
Crop-Monitoring Robots
The Tarzan Robot Makes It Easier for Farmers to Monitor Their Crops
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77
Orange Fiber-Made Textiles
Orange Fiber-Made Textiles
Orange Fiber is the First Brand to Make Fabric from Juice Byproducts
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76
Water-Providing Chocolate Bars
Water-Providing Chocolate Bars
Purdys' 'Clean Water Project Bar' Supports Cocoa Communities
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75
Primate-Saving Chocolate Bars
Primate-Saving Chocolate Bars
'Washu Chocolate' Helps Protect Cocoa Farmers and Monkeys in Ecuador
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74
P2P Car-Charging Services
P2P Car-Charging Services
'Chargie' Connects Electric Vehicle Owners to Charging Stations
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73
Portable Folding E-Bikes
Portable Folding E-Bikes
The Smacircle S1 Can Be Compacted to Fit Into a Backpack
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72
Upcycled Skateboard USB Drives
Upcycled Skateboard USB Drives
These Handmade USB Thumb Drives from 7plis are One-of-a-Kind
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71
Moisture-Detecting Plant Assistants
Moisture-Detecting Plant Assistants
The Växt Intuitively Recognizes How Much Water Plants Require
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70
Insect-Repelling Air Fresheners
Insect-Repelling Air Fresheners
The incognito 'room refresher' is a Non-Toxic Insect Repellent
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69
Lab-Grown Fish Meats
Lab-Grown Fish Meats
Finless Foods is Making Cultured Meats from Fish Stem Cells
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68
Cricket Flour Energy Bars
Cricket Flour Energy Bars
Chapul's Cricket Bars Include Dark Chocolate and Matcha Varieties
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67
Upcycled Seafood Cakes
Upcycled Seafood Cakes
SecondsFirst Makes Fresh Fish Cakes from Repurposed Ingredients
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66
Sustainable Water-Collecting Devices
Sustainable Water-Collecting Devices
This Invention is Used to Harvest Water From the Air to Drink
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65
AR Climate Change Apps
AR Climate Change Apps
'After Ice' Uses Augmented Reality to Illustrate Rising Sea Levels
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64
All-Natural Aromatherapy Pods
All-Natural Aromatherapy Pods
Purple Frog's 'Snooze Button' Essential Oils Help Promote Relaxation
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63
Naturally Dyed Clothing Collections
Naturally Dyed Clothing Collections
Patagonia's 'Clean Color' Line Features Earthy Tones
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62
Solar-Powered Refugee Camps
Solar-Powered Refugee Camps
This is the World's First Refugee Camp to Be Powered by Solar Energy
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61
Converted Sportswear Fertilizers
Converted Sportswear Fertilizers
The Brand Houdini is Turning Its Clothes into Gourmet Food
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60
Algae-Based Motorcycles
Algae-Based Motorcycles
Ritsert Mans' Motorcycle is Made from Wood and Runs on Algae Oil
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59
Smart Solar Blinds
Smart Solar Blinds
SolarGaps' Plug-and-Play Blinds Provide Clean Electricity for the Home
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58
Refillable Toiletry Bottles
Refillable Toiletry Bottles
Plaine Products Packages Its Body Wash & Shampoo in Reusable Bottles
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57
Solar Recycling Machines
Solar Recycling Machines
The Trashpresso Movable Recycling Plant Turns Trash Into Flooring Tiles
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56
Aero-Amphibious Vehicle Prototypes
Aero-Amphibious Vehicle Prototypes
Made From Garbage, This Jet Car Can Travel on Land and Water
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55
Repurposed Garden Offices
Repurposed Garden Offices
Architect Created Industrial Garden Offices from Shipping Containers
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54
City-Inspired Folding Bicycles
City-Inspired Folding Bicycles
The Whippet Bicycle Can Fold to Suit the Needs of Urban Commuters
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53
Space-Saving Gravesites
Space-Saving Gravesites
This Modern Tombstone Efficiently Encases an Entire Family's Remains
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52
Luxury Eco Cars Revivals
Luxury Eco Cars Revivals
The Fisker Karma Has Been Officially Reborn as the $130,000 Karma Revero
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51
Performance-Oriented Electric SUVs
Performance-Oriented Electric SUVs
A 500-Horsepower Audi E-tron Sportback Will Go on Sale in 2020
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50
Double-Filtered Coffees
Double-Filtered Coffees
For #FeedingTheFuture, The Economist Shared Coffee Made with Used Grounds
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49
Sustainable Prefab Homes
Sustainable Prefab Homes
This Home Was Made Using Only Recyclable and Reusable Materials
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48
Electric Scooter-Sharing Services
Electric Scooter-Sharing Services
Gogoro is Expanding Its Fleet with 600 EV Smartscooters in Paris
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47
Electric Vehicle-Charging Roads
Electric Vehicle-Charging Roads
This Self-Healing Concrete May Have the Ability to Charge Your Car
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46
Earth-Focused Condom Campaigns
Earth-Focused Condom Campaigns
Care Condoms Seeks to Promote Environmental Protectionism
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45
Automaker Home Battery Packs
Automaker Home Battery Packs
Mercedes and Vivint Solar are Now Offering Solar Battery Packs
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44
Bean-to-Bar Cannabis Chocolates
Bean-to-Bar Cannabis Chocolates
These Serra & Woodblock Chocolates are Premium and Eco-Friendly
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43
Provocative Plastic-Repurposing Campaigns
Provocative Plastic-Repurposing Campaigns
MTV's 'Ocean Dildos' Seek to Repurpose Plastic Waste
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42
Massive Home-Powering Batteries
Massive Home-Powering Batteries
The Watts Battery Packs Enough Energy to Power Consumers' Homes
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41
Algae-Based Shoes
Algae-Based Shoes
Vivobarefoot is Making Shoes Out of an Eco-Friendly Algae-Based Foam
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40
Bamboo Toilet Tissues
Bamboo Toilet Tissues
Tushy Makes Bamboo Toilet Paper as an Alternative to Bleached Tissue
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39
Juice Pulp Granolas
Juice Pulp Granolas
Pulp Pantry Makes Grain-Free, Healthy Granola with Fruit and Vegetable Pulp
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38
Sustainable Bamboo Mosquito Nets
Sustainable Bamboo Mosquito Nets
Klamboe's Bamboo Mosquito Nets are a Sustainable Option
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37
Artistic Floral LED Lights
Artistic Floral LED Lights
The Solar Flower Light Functions as Artistic and Eco-Friendly Decor
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36
Connected Home Water Heaters
Connected Home Water Heaters
The Heatworks MODEL 3 Smart Water Heater Saves Water and Money
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35
Recycled Ocean Plastic Swimwear
Recycled Ocean Plastic Swimwear
H&M's Brand 'Weekday' Makes Swim Apparel from Ocean Plastic
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34
Endangered Animal Sculptures
Endangered Animal Sculptures
Artist Patrick Cabral Makes Paper Animal Sculptures for Charity
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33
Personal Plant Assistant Apps
Personal Plant Assistant Apps
'Grovio' Plant Assistant Alerts You When Your Plant Needs More Care
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32
Clean-Label Laundry Products
Clean-Label Laundry Products
These CLEAN Laundry Products Embrace Visual Simplicity
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31
Paperboard Six-Pack Rings
Paperboard Six-Pack Rings
The 'Can Collar' is an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastic
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30
Hybrid Hypercar Successor Concepts
Hybrid Hypercar Successor Concepts
The Porsche 918 S Concept is Inspired by the Mission E Sedan
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29
Undyed Hemp Sleepwear
Undyed Hemp Sleepwear
These Natural Pyjamas from Nightsilx are Anti-Microbial
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28
Repurposed Waste Rum Bottles
Repurposed Waste Rum Bottles
The Creative Agency Fitzroy Offers Bottle Caps Made from Coke Labels
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27
Modular Self-Driving Vehicles
Modular Self-Driving Vehicles
The 'EDIT' Self-Driving Electric Car Can Suit Differing Needs
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26
Inflatable Bicycle Concepts
Inflatable Bicycle Concepts
The Ford Motor Company Designed a Bike That Can Be Deflated to Store
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25
Solar-Powered Bike Lanes
Solar-Powered Bike Lanes
A Polish Engineering Firm Developed a Luminous Solar-Powered Bike Path
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24
Bamboo-Based Cafe Packaging
Bamboo-Based Cafe Packaging
'Om Made Cafe' in India Now Offers Biodegradable Delivery Packaging
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23
All-Electric Supercars
All-Electric Supercars
The Next Elextra EV Will Be Record-Breakingly Fast
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22
Compact Herb Kits
Compact Herb Kits
Plant 'n' Grow's BBQ Backyard Herb Kit is Packaged for Convenient Delivery
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21
Collaborative Designer Bikes
Collaborative Designer Bikes
Tokoyobike Launches a Series of Limited Edition Designer Bikes
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20
Atomized Water Showers
Atomized Water Showers
The Cirrus Shower Reduces the Amount of Water Wasted During Cleansing
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19
Climate Change Sculptures
Climate Change Sculptures
Lorenzo Quinn's Sculpture Reminds Viewers of Environmental Effects
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Air-Purifying Bicycles
Air-Purifying Bicycles
The 'Smog Free Bike' Generates Clean Air as It's Ridden
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Futuristic Bio-Dome Designs
Futuristic Bio-Dome Designs
Florida's Waterfront Will Be Revamped with Bio-Climatic Domes
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Online Farmer's Markets
Online Farmer's Markets
Chesapeake Farm to Table Has Farmers Harvest Produce Orders on Demand
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Artificial Green Mountains
Artificial Green Mountains
'Hilldegarden' Will Repurpose an Antiquated War Bunker in Hamburg
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Sustainable Self-Assembly Bikes
Sustainable Self-Assembly Bikes
SandwichBikes Encourages Riders to Build Their Own Frames
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13
Air-Purifying Gadgets
Air-Purifying Gadgets
This Handheld Alternative Energy Device Cleans Air and Turns It Into Gas
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12
Utility Cargo Bikes
Utility Cargo Bikes
The Yuba Supermarche Cargo Bike Can Haul Up to 300 Lbs Plus a Rider
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11
Vertical Hydroponic Farms
Vertical Hydroponic Farms
Sasaki Designed an Urban Farm for Shanghai's Urban Agricultural District
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10
Upcycled Designer Swimwear
Upcycled Designer Swimwear
adidas and Aquafil Have Teamed Up to Design Sustainable Swimwear
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9
Paper Tube Lip Balms
Paper Tube Lip Balms
Plenty + Spare's Eco Lip Balms are Packaged in an Alternative to Plastic
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8
Urban Tree Installations
Urban Tree Installations
This German Start-Up Aims to Reduce Pollution Using Vertical Planters
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Design-Conscious Air Masks
Design-Conscious Air Masks
O2Today's New Masks Were Designed by Marcel Wanders
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6
Hydroponic Grow Systems
Hydroponic Grow Systems
The Futurefarms Spacepot is Beautifully Simple
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5
Personal Wind Turbines
Personal Wind Turbines
The Waterlily Micro Turbine Uses Wind to Power Up Your Personal Electronics
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4
Illuminated Micro Gardens
Illuminated Micro Gardens
Etsy's Valsfer Shop Specializes in Eco Lighting Fixture Planters
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3
Skyscraper Rooftop Parks
Skyscraper Rooftop Parks
Hong Kong's 'SKYPARK' is an Urban Park for its Residents
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2
Intuitive Indoor Gardens
Intuitive Indoor Gardens
'Seedsheet' Indoor Gardens are Themed and Easy to Use
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1
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
Zero Waste Pop-Up Shops
NYC's Package Free Shop Offers Products That Minimize Waste
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