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Top 100 Eco Ideas in March

From Biodegradable Shopping Bags to Apartment Compost Kits

— March 19, 2016 — Eco
From biodegradable shopping bags that reduce the use of plastic to apartment compost kits that help consumers make use of their food scraps, the March 2016 eco trends reveal a demand for products that make sustainability a part of everyday life. Indeed, as consumers become more conscious of environmental issues there is a desire to make everyday activities more eco-friendly.

While many consumers already purchase products that are organic or cruelty-free, there is now a demand for eco-friendly packaging as well. More specifically, many consumers are looking to cut down on their use of environmentally damaging plastics. Some examples of sustainable packaging include cardboard eyewear boxes, biodegradable shopping bags and plastic-free soap containers.

The March 2016 eco trends also reveal a demand for products that make everyday activities more sustainable. For example, there are apartment-specific compost kits that help consumers recycle food waste. There are also all-natural laundry supplies that contribute to a more energy-efficient household.
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Carbon Disclosure Databases
Carbon Disclosure Databases
Ceres's Online Search Tool Shows Which Companies Discuss Carbon Risks
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99
Floral Cleansing Wipes
Floral Cleansing Wipes
The EO Lavender Sanitizer Wipes Won't Harm the Environment When Discarded
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98
Cost-Cutting Vehicle Systems
Cost-Cutting Vehicle Systems
This Hybrid EMS Creates Energy-Efficient Cars That Learn
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97
Energy-Efficient Airplanes
Energy-Efficient Airplanes
EasyJet Will Test a New Hydrogen Fuel System to Cut Emissions
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96
Solar-Powered Phones
Solar-Powered Phones
This Kyocera Phone Converts Three Minutes Of Sunlight Into One Minute Of Talk
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95
Bird Identification Apps
Bird Identification Apps
The 'Birds On Cotton Farms' App Helps Australian Cotton Communities
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94
Energy-Saving Paint Jobs
Energy-Saving Paint Jobs
This Lime Green Paint Saves Energy by Reflecting Heat
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93
Waste-Management Apps
Waste-Management Apps
The My-Waste App Makes Household Waste Information Accessible
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92
Deceptive Climate Change Graphs
Deceptive Climate Change Graphs
These Watercolor Paintings Actually Reveal Climate Change Data
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91
Bottled Bamboo Teas
Bottled Bamboo Teas
This Company is Producing the World’s First Bottled Bamboo Leaf Tea
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90
Eco-Friendly Adventurer Ships
Eco-Friendly Adventurer Ships
The Scenic Eclipse Ocean Cruiser Design Promises Only the Best
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89
Blister-Banishing Socks
Blister-Banishing Socks
These Bamboo Socks Prevent Blisters and Nasty Odors
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88
Blanket-Covered Glaciers
Blanket-Covered Glaciers
These Artists Used a Reflective Blanket to Prevent a Glacier from Melting
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Handcrafted Eco-Friendly Electronics
Handcrafted Eco-Friendly Electronics
The Thinksound 'On1 Supra-Aural' Headphones are Sustainable
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86
Sustainable Laundry Supplies
Sustainable Laundry Supplies
These Wool Dryer Balls are Made From All-Natural Fibers
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Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Cars
Fuel-Efficient Hybrid Cars
The BMW 740e iPerformance is Eco-Friendly and Saves On Fuel
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84
GPS-Carrying Vultures
GPS-Carrying Vultures
This City is Equipping Black Vultures with GoPros to Locate Illegal Dumps
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Plant-Based Paper Adhesives
Plant-Based Paper Adhesives
This Potato Starch Paper Glue Boasts No Harmful Additives
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82
Trash-Sorting Robots
Trash-Sorting Robots
The 'Trashbot' is a Robotic Machine That Sorts and Disposes of Trash
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Driverless Shuttle Trials (UPDATE)
Driverless Shuttle Trials (UPDATE)
Heathrow's Ultra POD Will Join GATEway's Driverless Car Project
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Waste-Powered Energy Plants
Waste-Powered Energy Plants
The Shenzhen East Waste-to-Energy Plant Will Divert a Third of Waste
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Dedicated Commercial Droneports
Dedicated Commercial Droneports
The Aerodrome Airport for Drones Will Be the First of Its Kind
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Modern Repurposed Art
Modern Repurposed Art
Nienke Hoogvliet is an "Artivist" That is Contemporary and Sustainable
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Environmentally-Friendly Highways
Environmentally-Friendly Highways
'The Ray' is a Sustainable Highway That Reduces Emissions
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Eco Tower Architecture
Eco Tower Architecture
This Urban Garden Structure Features Layered Green Spaces
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Ice-Melting Roadways
Ice-Melting Roadways
This Conductive Concrete Roadway Melts Snow and Ice on Contact
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Recycled Pollution Skincare Packaging
Recycled Pollution Skincare Packaging
The Body Shop is Creating Plastic Containers Using Methane
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Upcycled Hose Carriers
Upcycled Hose Carriers
The Walsh Firehose Wood Carrier is Handmade from Upcycled Components
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3D-Printed Tortoise Shells
3D-Printed Tortoise Shells
These Decoy Shells are Designed to Confuse and Deter Predators
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Cushioned Sports Arenas
Cushioned Sports Arenas
Lamezia Terme's New Arena is Cushioned By Pillow-Like Elements
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Urban Electric Streetcars
Urban Electric Streetcars
New York City is Investing in the Largest System in the United States
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Seed-Infused Greeting Cards
Seed-Infused Greeting Cards
These Seed Greeting Cards Can Be Planted and Cultivated After Use
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Cup-Washing Water Coolers
Cup-Washing Water Coolers
The 'Spray the Cup' Cup Washing System Would Decrease Plastic Waste
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Modular Eco-Friendly Chargers
Modular Eco-Friendly Chargers
The 'Bamboo' Travel USB Charger Packs Multiple Uses in a Slim Design
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Solar-Powered Delivery Drones
Solar-Powered Delivery Drones
These Solar-powered Drones Can Deliver Goods to Rural Areas
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Plant-Specific Probiotics
Plant-Specific Probiotics
This Company Increasing Crop Yields with Probiotics for Plants
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Waste-Avoiding Houses
Waste-Avoiding Houses
The ICEhouse is Constructed Largely From Reusable Materials
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Glass Jar Hummus Branding
Glass Jar Hummus Branding
This Hummus Branding Opts for Glass Jars Over Harmful Plastics
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Portable Solar Panels
Portable Solar Panels
The BioLite SolarPanel 5+ Features an Integrated Sundial
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Shipping Container Charging Stations
Shipping Container Charging Stations
This Solar-Powered Garage Charges Electric Vehicles
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Sustainable Latvian Wood Watches
Sustainable Latvian Wood Watches
The Ovi Watch is a High-Quality Watch with Eco-Friendly Benefits
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Chocolate-Like Tea Packaging
Chocolate-Like Tea Packaging
The Starbucks Tea Boxes by Marie Valencia is Cost-Effective and Eco
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Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
This Material Provides an Eco-Friendly Option for E-Commerce
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Plastic-Free Soap Packaging
Plastic-Free Soap Packaging
This Company Uses Paper and Cardboard to Package Its Products
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Solar-Powered Bottle Toys
Solar-Powered Bottle Toys
This Solar PET Bottle Car Teaches Kids About Electronics and Upcycling
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Climate Change Greenery Projects
Climate Change Greenery Projects
This Initiative Uses Plants to Combat Rising Temperatures
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Solar-Paved Roads
Solar-Paved Roads
This Energy-Generating Pavement Produces Renewable Energy
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Arboreal Solar USB Chargers
Arboreal Solar USB Chargers
The Solar Suntree Charger is a Design-Conscious Way to Harness UV Rays
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Apothecary Supplements Branding
Apothecary Supplements Branding
Elixir Allbody B-Glucan is a Natural Health Supplement from Greece
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Denim Repair Boutiques
Denim Repair Boutiques
Nudie Jeans' Denim Shop in NYC Doubles as a Repair Station
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Eco Carbon Fiber Cars
Eco Carbon Fiber Cars
The Riversimple 'Rasa' Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Provides Enhanced Range
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On-Demand Laundry Services
On-Demand Laundry Services
'Simply Laundry' Improves Dry Cleaning, Washing, Folding and Delivery
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Modern Grass-Growing Abodes
Modern Grass-Growing Abodes
This Green Residence is Designed to Promote Tranquility
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Tubular Footwear Packaging
Tubular Footwear Packaging
This American Apparel Packaging Uses Eco-Friendly Materials
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Solar Vineyard Chapels
Solar Vineyard Chapels
This Vinyard Design Project Explores the Alchemy of Wine and Architecture
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Web-Based Farmers Markets
Web-Based Farmers Markets
Peaceful Valley's Grow Organic Shop Carries Farming and Gardening Goods
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Luminous Mason Jar Lanterns
Luminous Mason Jar Lanterns
The Solar Mason Jar Serves a Sustainable Light Source for the Outdoors
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Unconventional Skyscraper Cemeteries
Unconventional Skyscraper Cemeteries
This Vertical Cemetery Helps Maximize Burial Space
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Apartment Compost Kits
Apartment Compost Kits
This Kitchen Composter is Ideal for Urban Dwellers Lacking Outdoor Space
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Self-Cleaning T-Shirts
Self-Cleaning T-Shirts
This Hydrophobic T-Shirt is Completely Stain-Proof
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Ultra-Clean Wood Stoves
Ultra-Clean Wood Stoves
The 'Mulciber' is a Wood Stove That Produces Clean Air
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Folding Wind Turbine Designs
Folding Wind Turbine Designs
The Segmented Ultralight Morphing Rotor Could Fold Up During Storms
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Windowsill Spice Garden Kits
Windowsill Spice Garden Kits
This Microgreens Spice Window Box Kit Includes Daikon Radish
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Upcycled Cosmetic Murals
Upcycled Cosmetic Murals
Agne Kisonaite Used 1,969 Nail Polish Bottles to Create This Work of Art
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Upcycled Plastic Beach Huts
Upcycled Plastic Beach Huts
These Eco-Friendly Beach Huts Resemble Colorful Upside Down Pine Cones
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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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French Deco-Inspired Furniture
French Deco-Inspired Furniture
Amoia Studio Creates Stunning Products Out of Organic Materials
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WiFi-Connected Gardens
WiFi-Connected Gardens
This Self-Sustaining Ecosystem Can Be Controlled with a Smatphone
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Inspirational Shoe Boxes
Inspirational Shoe Boxes
CHUPL's Sustainable Shoes are Paired with Responsible Packaging
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App-Connected E-Bikes
App-Connected E-Bikes
The 'Piaggio Wi-Bike' Allows Riders to Control Their Bike with Their Phone
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Affordable Electric Bicycles
Affordable Electric Bicycles
The 'Propella' Electric Lightweight Bike Offers Enhanced Range
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Kinetic Energy Harvesting Shoes
Kinetic Energy Harvesting Shoes
InStep NanoPower Footwear Technology Transforms Steps into Energy
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Kitchen Microgreens Kits
Kitchen Microgreens Kits
This Microgreens Box Kit Has Everything to Create a Windowsill Garden
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At-Home Catnip Garden Kits
At-Home Catnip Garden Kits
The Catnip Garden in a Bag Kit Can Be Used in a Variety of Ways
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Shipping Container Cupboards
Shipping Container Cupboards
The Pandora Cabinets Creatively Upcycle Freight Boxes into Furniture
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Food-Growing Towers
Food-Growing Towers
The Hyperions Project Would See a Sustainable Food System Grow on Dwellings
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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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Personalized Monster Planters
Personalized Monster Planters
Hobby Design Created These Customizable United Monster Planters
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Veggie Garden Starter Kits
Veggie Garden Starter Kits
This Veggie Garden Maker Kit Will Kickstart Your Backyard Garden
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Saltwater-Powered Lanterns
Saltwater-Powered Lanterns
The Hydra-Light PL-500 Lantern is Powered By Saltwater
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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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Low-Riding Longboards
Low-Riding Longboards
The 'Lo-Ruiter Longboard' Sits Lower to the Ground That Similar Products
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Foraged Forest Jewelry
Foraged Forest Jewelry
Erin LaRocque Creates Delicate Eco-Friendly Pendants
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Next-Gen Farming Houses
Next-Gen Farming Houses
Net Houses Offer Better Produce with Fewer Chemicals
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Sustainable Food Trucks
Sustainable Food Trucks
This Eco-Friendly Food Truck is Powered by Electricity
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Robot-Run Farms
Robot-Run Farms
This Japanese Robot Farm is Monitored By Autonomous Systems
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Affordable Eco Bridal Gowns
Affordable Eco Bridal Gowns
This Spring 2016 Bridal Collection Contains Colorful Wedding Dresses
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Rotating Solar Homes
Rotating Solar Homes
This Shape-Shifting Home Follows the Sun Throughout the Day
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Biodegradable Burial Suits
Biodegradable Burial Suits
The Infinity Burial Suit is an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Cremation
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Cardboard Eyewear Boxes
Cardboard Eyewear Boxes
Portrait Eyewear's Sunglasses Packaging System Embraces Simplicity
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Simplistic Sock Tubes
Simplistic Sock Tubes
Mr Gray's Packaging Reiterates Its Straightforward Product Features
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Book-Shaped Scarf Packaging
Book-Shaped Scarf Packaging
The Osaka Gauze Mufflers are Protected by Cardboard Sleeves
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Biodegradable Shopping Bags
Biodegradable Shopping Bags
These Eco-Friendly Bags Provide an Alternative to Plastic
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Luxurious Eco-Friendly Abodes
Luxurious Eco-Friendly Abodes
This West Hollywood Home Boasts a Number of Sustainable Features
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Ecologically Efficient Motorbikes
Ecologically Efficient Motorbikes
This Tesla E Bike Motorcycle Concept is Futuristic Yet Realistic
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Two-Story Flatpack Greenhouses
Two-Story Flatpack Greenhouses
This Flatpack Urban Farm is Housed Inside a Shipping Container
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Transforming Recycled Shopping Bags
Transforming Recycled Shopping Bags
This H&M Packaging Concept Transforms into a Clothing Hanger
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High-End Electric Bicycles
High-End Electric Bicycles
The Zeitgeist City Electric Bike Design is for Affluent Riders
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Transformative Shirt Packaging
Transformative Shirt Packaging
This Shirt Packaging Design Changes into a Clothing Hanger
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Compact Sustainable Homes
Compact Sustainable Homes
'That House' In Melbourne Features Solar & Rainwater Collection Systems
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