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Top 85 Eco Trends in May

From Litterbug Shaming Campaigns to Alternative Vegetarian Meatballs

— May 30, 2015 — Eco
The May 2015 eco innovations include environmentally conscious products and services, from new technologies that enable consumers to be more sustainable to crafty recycling projects and clever packaging design.

Hydroponic technology is becoming increasingly popular, which is essentially a self-watering way of growing plants, often without soil. This enables new ways for city dwellers to participate in urban gardening in the form of microfarms that are also easy to use. There also continues to be an increased focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging. Examples include several instances of food packages, from rice paper pizza boxes to complete lunch kits and takeout containers. Natural ingredients are also in high demand.

When it comes to May 2015 eco transportation, there is an added emphasis on public transportation and bicycles (both electric and standard).
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Recyclable Coffee Pods
Recyclable Coffee Pods
SolaBev's Single-Serve Coffee Pods Reduce Environmental Waste
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84
Commuter Tardy Slips
Commuter Tardy Slips
South African Commuters Can Send a Late Note to Their Bosses in Train Delays
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83
Alternative Vegetarian Meatballs
Alternative Vegetarian Meatballs
IKEA is Launching a Vegetarian Version of Their Swedish Meatballs
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82
Charitable Devout Projects
Charitable Devout Projects
Socality's Water Project Raises Awareness Through Events and Meetups
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81
Flavored Face Wipes
Flavored Face Wipes
Neat Cheeks' Face Wipes for Kids Makes Cleaning Up Messes Sweet
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80
Sustainable Shopping Apps
Sustainable Shopping Apps
Orange Harp is an Exclusively Eco-Friendly Shopping Platform
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79
Litterbug-Shaming Campaigns
Litterbug-Shaming Campaigns
Hong Kong's Anti-Litter Cleanup Initiative Calls Out People Who Litter
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78
Adaptable Lawn Seeds
Adaptable Lawn Seeds
Gro-Sure's Aqua Gel Lawn Product Flourishes in Problem Areas, Sun and Shade
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77
Pollution Tampons Tests
Pollution Tampons Tests
Feminine Hygiene Products are Being Used to Identify Toxins in Rivers
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76
Eco-Conscious Country Initiatives
Eco-Conscious Country Initiatives
Costa Rica Is the First to Run On 100% Renewable Electricity
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75
Energy-Generating Boilers
Energy-Generating Boilers
This Flow Energy Smart Boiler Heats Your Home and Generates Electricity
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74
Multitasking Computer Servers
Multitasking Computer Servers
Nerdalize Offers Two in One Servers and Home Heating Solutions
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73
Scooter Taxi Services
Scooter Taxi Services
Ride-Sharing App Scooterino is Like Uber in Rome Except for Scooters
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72
Eco-Friendly Breweries
Eco-Friendly Breweries
This Guinness Brewhouse Has LEED Platinum Certification
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71
Floating Power Plants
Floating Power Plants
These Enormous Japanese Solar Plants Will Produce 3,300 MWh of Energy
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70
Secure Solar Bikeways
Secure Solar Bikeways
This South Korean Highway Bike Route is Lined with Solar Panels
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69
Personal Portable Power
Personal Portable Power
MetAir Solstice Provides LED Light and a USB Charger Wherever Its Needed
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68
Eco Vending Machines
Eco Vending Machines
Volkswagen's Think Blue Vending Machine Accepts Old Batteries As Payment
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67
Agricultural Water Infographics
Agricultural Water Infographics
This Interactive Looks at California's Drought from Another Angle
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66
Connected Street Lights
Connected Street Lights
Los Angeles' LED Street Lights Can Be Monitored Online
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65
Upcycled Bottle Bedding
Upcycled Bottle Bedding
W Hotels Totes Eco Luxury with Sheets Made from Upcycled Plastic Bottles
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64
Solar Travel Pods
Solar Travel Pods
The Spartan Superways' Futuristic Transportation Units Free Up Road Space
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63
Solar Stained Glass
Solar Stained Glass
Current Window is a Sustainable Stained Glass Project
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62
Plant Doctor Networks
Plant Doctor Networks
The Plantwise Plant Clinics Addresses Food Security with a Knowledge Bank
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61
Solar-Powered Beacons
Solar-Powered Beacons
Fujitsu's Newest Proximity Technology is Powered by the Sun
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60
Fruit Shrub Collections
Fruit Shrub Collections
BrazelBerries Provides Edibles Right Outside People's Homes
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59
Eco Easter Eggs
Eco Easter Eggs
This Organic Chocolate Treat is Bundled in a Biodegradable Shell
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58
Fancy Upcycled Meals
Fancy Upcycled Meals
Through WastED, Food Scraps Are Turned into Gourmet Meals
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57
Empowering Food Projects
Empowering Food Projects
The Campus Kitchen Uses Gardens to Educate Kids on Food Waste and Hunger
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56
Eco-Friendly Hobby Subscriptions
Eco-Friendly Hobby Subscriptions
Green Kid Crafts Playfully Teaches Children About the Environment
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55
Sustainable City Hall Buildings
Sustainable City Hall Buildings
The Buenos Aires City Hall Was Designed By Foster + Partners
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54
Eco Printing Materials
Eco Printing Materials
Agridust Reduces 3D Printing Waste by Using Food Scraps and Compost
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53
Burlap Sack Laptop Sleeves
Burlap Sack Laptop Sleeves
The Computer Accessories are Made From Upcycled Coffee Bags and Leather
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52
Grid-Inspired Gardening Apps
Grid-Inspired Gardening Apps
Garden Squared Helps Users Plan and Track Land Plots
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51
Fruitful Rooftop Gardens
Fruitful Rooftop Gardens
Cloud 9 is an Exciting New Philadelphia Urban Farming Initiative
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50
Eco Branding Initiatives
Eco Branding Initiatives
Apple and The Conservation Fund Team Up to Encourage Sustainability
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49
Elegant Geometric Lighting
Elegant Geometric Lighting
The Nanoleaf Gem is the World's First Decor LED Bulb
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48
Metro Vegetable Gardens
Metro Vegetable Gardens
This Hydroponic Tokyo Garden Takes Up Space on the Subway Line
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47
Sustainable Saharan Cities
Sustainable Saharan Cities
The City Sand Tower Concept is Envisioned For the Sahara Desert
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46
Fresh Garden Billboards
Fresh Garden Billboards
FCB Mayo Peru's Anti-Pollution Ad Grows Lettuce
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45
Mushroom Harvesting Logs
Mushroom Harvesting Logs
2funguys' Mushroom Logs Feature Shitake and Oyster Varieties
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44
Carbon Neutral Travel Sites
Carbon Neutral Travel Sites
Eco Travel Agency GreenHotelWorld Offsets CO2 Emissions for Free
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43
Rotary Travel Mugs
Rotary Travel Mugs
The R-Cup Enables the User to Swing His Drink to Keep It Warm
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42
Self-Cleaning Pools
Self-Cleaning Pools
Artists Create a Natural Albeit Temporary Swimming Area in London, England
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41
Handmade Bicycle Kits
Handmade Bicycle Kits
JIGLESS is a 3D-Printed Kit for Building a Bicycle at Home
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40
Wireless Recharging Electric Bikes
Wireless Recharging Electric Bikes
These E-Bikes Can Power Up at Unmanned Docking Stations
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39
Clothing Repair Pop-Ups
Clothing Repair Pop-Ups
The Patagonia Worn Wear Truck is Travelling Across the US Fixing Gear
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38
Organic Bath Salts
Organic Bath Salts
Etsy's Ravenscourt Apothecary Shop Boasts Naturally Scented Products
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37
Flat-Packed Footwear Pouches
Flat-Packed Footwear Pouches
The 'Pikkpack Shoes by You' Packaging Shows How Portable It Is
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36
Smart Payment Mugs
Smart Payment Mugs
Users Can Pay For Their Drinks Using the Environmentally Friendly Coffee Cup
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35
Low-Tech Lumber Irons
Low-Tech Lumber Irons
This Wooden De-Wrinkler Rids Your Clothes of Creases with Elbow Grease
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34
Solar-Powered Garden Tillers
Solar-Powered Garden Tillers
This DIY Backyard Tiller Reduces Noise and Energy Consumption
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33
Produce-Only Restaurants
Produce-Only Restaurants
CORE Kitchen's Healthy Fast Food is Made Purely From Fresh Produce
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32
Curved Illuminated Buildings
Curved Illuminated Buildings
The International Youth Culture Centre Building Glows With LED Lights
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31
Galactic Gardening Pods
Galactic Gardening Pods
AstroGro is a 3D-Printed and Self-Sustainable Micro Farming Concept
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30
Energy-Saving Facades
Energy-Saving Facades
This Smart Facade Blocks Light When Exposed to Strong Sunlight
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29
3D-Printed Cube Planters
3D-Printed Cube Planters
Cubify's Vertical Gardening Collection Features Wall-Hung Pots
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28
Eco Water Pitchers
Eco Water Pitchers
The Soma Watcher Pitcher Purifies with a Coconut Shell Carbon Filter
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27
Contemporary Candle Warmers
Contemporary Candle Warmers
This Candle-Powered Heater Cooks Food and Enhances Interiors' Ambience
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26
Reinforced Bamboo Toothbrushes
Reinforced Bamboo Toothbrushes
A Yumaki Teeth Cleaner is Manufactured with Metal and Woody Grass
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25
Homemade Plantable Paper
Homemade Plantable Paper
This DIY Plantable Seed Paper Project Lets You Give Back for Earth Day
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24
Recyclable Retail Shelving
Recyclable Retail Shelving
Trumari's Eco-Friendly Retail Display Solutions are Vibrant and Compact
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23
Sustainable Timber Playgrounds
Sustainable Timber Playgrounds
These Eco-Friendly Rocking Chair Animals are Playful & Attractive
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22
Rice Pizza Packaging
Rice Pizza Packaging
This Single-Serving Flatbread is Wrapped with Reference to Its Ingredients
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21
All-Natural Soap Subscriptions
All-Natural Soap Subscriptions
This Organic Beauty Subscription Box Deals in Eco-Friendly Soap
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20
LEGO Bottle Caps
LEGO Bottle Caps
Clever Caps Link Up with LEGO for Useful Bottle Cap Recycling
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19
Stick-On Window Planters
Stick-On Window Planters
Spoon and Tomago's Paper Planter Are Versatile and Compact
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18
3D-Printed Solar Engines
3D-Printed Solar Engines
Andreas Haeuser's DIY Solar Energy Panels Have a Low-Temperature Engine
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17
Eco Strawberry Packaging
Eco Strawberry Packaging
This Frozen Fruit Bag Idea is Resourceful, Adaptable and Earth-Conscious
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16
Modern Planting Pods
Modern Planting Pods
Herbie is an Indoor Garden Accessory for the Urban Farmer
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15
Off-Grid Vacation Homes
Off-Grid Vacation Homes
This Vacation Home in Hawaii Cost Only $23,000 to Build
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14
Effortless Gardening Kits
Effortless Gardening Kits
GardenIn's Zero-Maintenance System Comes Out of the Box Pre-Assembled
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13
Desert Water Makers
Desert Water Makers
This Innovative Concept Imagines Gathering H2O in the Driest Conditions
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12
Reused Tube Hangers
Reused Tube Hangers
Each Piece of the Trempel Collection is Cut from a Single Cardboard Pipe
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11
Hydroponic Home Gardens
Hydroponic Home Gardens
Earth Prime's Personal Garden Helps to Grow Inexpensive Food at Home
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10
Upcycled Plastic Sculptures
Upcycled Plastic Sculptures
Czech Artist Veronika Richterova Makes Creative Art from PET Plastics
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9
Autonomous Electric Vehicles
Autonomous Electric Vehicles
The Chevrolet FNR Concept Appeals to Young Chinese Consumers
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8
Vertical Aeroponic Gardens
Vertical Aeroponic Gardens
LA Urban Farms' Tower Gardens Save Water, Space and Time
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7
Smart Greenhouses
Smart Greenhouses
The SmartGreenHouse Offers a Twist on Urban Gardening
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6
Eco-Friendly Takeout Packaging
Eco-Friendly Takeout Packaging
This Sustainable Food Packaging is Perfect for a Picnic
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5
Garden-to-Table Cafes
Garden-to-Table Cafes
This Kreuzberg Garden Project is an Organic Food Hub with a Quaint Cafe
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4
Eco Popsicle Packaging
Eco Popsicle Packaging
Vegetable and Fruit Treats are Wrapped in Green, Recyclable Sleeves
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3
Mystic Woodland Installations
Mystic Woodland Installations
Ione Thorkelsson's 'Arboreal Fragments' Mixes Ecology and Design
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2
Community Hub Supermarkets
Community Hub Supermarkets
This Award-Winning Whole Foods Austin Location is a Retail Playground
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1
Complete Lunch Kits
Complete Lunch Kits
Al Parque's Portable Lunch Box Design Totes a Salad, Sandwich and Drink
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