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Top 65 Eco Ideas in May

From Stylish Recycled Swimwear to Plant-Based Sneakers

— May 28, 2017 — Eco
Whether it is a swimsuit made from recycled materials or a pair of compostable sneakers, May 2017 eco trends clearly demonstrate that the desire to live an eco-friendly lifestyle is beginning to spill over into our wardrobes.

One of the latest innovations in eco-friendly fashion is the rise of green swimwear. For instance, Reformation just launched a swimwear collection that is made from 85% recycled materials. PINKFISH also makes swimsuits out of recycled materials and works to ensure that its products are "made, packed and shipped with reduced environmental impact."

Beyond beachwear, there are plenty of other ways for consumers to give their closets a 'green' update. This includes Reebok's new Cotton + Corn sneakers, Last Bottle Clothing's recycled plastic bottle tees and the KickFly upcycled skateboard deck sunglasses.
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One-Stop Cruelty-Free Shops
One-Stop Cruelty-Free Shops
'The Cruelty Free Shop' Now Operates the Largest Vegan Retail Shop
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Green Burial Services
Green Burial Services
The Joshua Tree Memorial Park Offers Eco-Friendly Burial Options
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Marine Life-Protecting Burials
Marine Life-Protecting Burials
Eternal Reefs Provide Eco-Friendly Underwater Burials
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62
Thermally Responsive Apparel
Thermally Responsive Apparel
This New Textile From Otherlab Responds to Cold Temperatures
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Upcycled Delivery Bikes
Upcycled Delivery Bikes
Deliveroo's Upcycled Bike is Made with Unused Kitchen Tools
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60
Flameless Cremation Services
Flameless Cremation Services
Aquagreen Dispositions Offers an Eco-Friendly Cremation Option
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Anti-Pollution Animal Toys
Anti-Pollution Animal Toys
'Pollutoys' are Animal Toys for Kids That Teach About Plastic Pollution
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Plant-Based Sneakers
Plant-Based Sneakers
Reebok's Cotton + Corn Sneakers Can Be Composted After Use
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Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Trucks
Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Trucks
This Big Rig Truck was Retrofitted by Toyota to Run on Hydrogen
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E-Cargo Delivery Trikes
E-Cargo Delivery Trikes
Urban Arrow's Delivery Vehicles Have the Potential to Replace Trucks
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Recycled Plastics Aquatic Wear
Recycled Plastics Aquatic Wear
PINKFISH is Targeted at Consumers Who Enjoy Underwater Activities
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Cleaning Concentrate Pouches
Cleaning Concentrate Pouches
This Concentated Cleaner Package Reduces Weight and Material Costs
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Air-Filtering Crossover Concepts
Air-Filtering Crossover Concepts
The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Provides Passengers Clean Air Anywhere
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Bamboo Cleansing Cloths
Bamboo Cleansing Cloths
Consonant Skincare's Come Clean Wipes are 100% Natural and Biodegradable
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Earth Day-Honoring Beers
Earth Day-Honoring Beers
Sly Fox's New SRT ALE Celebrates Earth Day by Supporting a Good Cause
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50
Anti-Pollution Laundry Balls
Anti-Pollution Laundry Balls
The 'Cora Ball' Captures Microfibers from Ending Up in the Ocean
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Conservation-Promoting Coffee Beans
Conservation-Promoting Coffee Beans
'Gorilla Conservation Coffee' Supports Conservation in Uganda
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Upcycled Skateboard Sunglasses
Upcycled Skateboard Sunglasses
The KickFly Wood Sunglasses are Made from Old Skateboard Decks
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Biodynamic Breakfast Cereals
Biodynamic Breakfast Cereals
This Cinnamon Cereal Boasts Alternative Agriculture Products
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Water-Cleaning Fruit Waste
Water-Cleaning Fruit Waste
This Treated Citrus Peel Adsorbs Metals and Organic Waste Matter
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Urban Eco Burial Initiatives
Urban Eco Burial Initiatives
Colombia University's DeathLab Seeks to Resolve Overcrowding Issues
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Charitable Beach Towels
Charitable Beach Towels
Sand Cloud Towels Donates 10 Percent of Profits to Preserving Marine Life
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Water-Only Cleaning Cloths
Water-Only Cleaning Cloths
e-cloth's 'Safe Home Baby Care Set' Cleans Without Harsh Chemicals
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Hybrid Power Lawnmowers
Hybrid Power Lawnmowers
The 'Aurinco' Grass Lawn Mower Harnesses the Power of the Sun
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Plastic-Free Activated Carbon Filters
Plastic-Free Activated Carbon Filters
The Blue Bottle Filter Deters the Need for Water Bottles
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Ocean Plastic Sport Jerseys
Ocean Plastic Sport Jerseys
The Parley x adidas Soccer Jerseys are Made from Recycled Plastic
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Flower Delivery Films
Flower Delivery Films
Flex Films' Waterless Online Flower Delivery Solution Keeps Flowers Fresh
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Streamlined Solar Roof Panels
Streamlined Solar Roof Panels
The New Tesla Roof Solar Panels Fit onto Your Home's Existing Roof
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Plant-Based Packing Peanuts
Plant-Based Packing Peanuts
Lush Cosmetics' Packing Peanuts are Biodegradable
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Hyper-Local Dumpster Desserts
Hyper-Local Dumpster Desserts
This Frozen Summer Treat Repurposes Ingredients from the Trash
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Upcycled Industrial Netting Bags
Upcycled Industrial Netting Bags
The Easy Breezy Eco-Friendly Bags are Ideal for Commuters
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Eco-Friendly Charitable Yoga Mats
Eco-Friendly Charitable Yoga Mats
Gypsea Yoga Goods Aims to Contribute to Coral Reef Conservation
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Air Filtration Billboards
Air Filtration Billboards
Toyota's "Eco-Billboard" Removes Nitrogen Dioxide from the Air
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Recycled Sneaker Containers
Recycled Sneaker Containers
The New Nike Air Max Container is Made from Lids and Drink Containers
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Eco-Friendly Fish Leather Wallets
Eco-Friendly Fish Leather Wallets
These Tidal Vision Salmon Leather Wallets Make Use of Waste
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Rugged Chinese Luxury SUVs
Rugged Chinese Luxury SUVs
The Hybrid Jeep Yunti Concept is Set to Debut at the Shanghai Auto Show
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Eco-Friendly Cardboard Caskets
Eco-Friendly Cardboard Caskets
AB Crémation Makes Eco Caskets Out of Recycled Paper
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Dynamic Grocery Pricing
Dynamic Grocery Pricing
Wasteless Uses Data Analytics to Changes Prices on Produce Over Time
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Rewarding Clothing Recycling Promotions
Rewarding Clothing Recycling Promotions
The 'Refashion the Future' Event Celebrates Earth Day 2017
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Soaring French Sky Gardens
Soaring French Sky Gardens
The Occitanie Tower Will Be the City of Toulouse's First Skyscraper
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Energy-Saving Concept Stores
Energy-Saving Concept Stores
IKEA's New London Store Will Be Dedicated to Sustainability
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Polluted Art Galleries
Polluted Art Galleries
This Pop-Up Gallery Exclusively Features Art Made with Air Pollution
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Repurposed Water Bottle Designs
Repurposed Water Bottle Designs
Chai Point Offers Instructions on Repurposing Its Water Bottles
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Lightweight Recycled Plastic Shirts
Lightweight Recycled Plastic Shirts
Last Bottle Clothing Sells Shirts Made from Recycled Bottles
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Inked Pollution Murals
Inked Pollution Murals
These Awareness-Raising Billboards Were Made with Air-Ink Technology
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Airless Bicycle Tires
Airless Bicycle Tires
Bridgestone's Airless Tires Do Not Need to Be Inflated
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Versatile Eco-Friendly Towels
Versatile Eco-Friendly Towels
The Nomadix Towel is Eco-Conscious in Both Material and Design
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Garden Highway Structures
Garden Highway Structures
The 'Green Circle' Balances the Offset of Highway Roads in Urban Areas
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Dashing Chinese Electric Cars
Dashing Chinese Electric Cars
The Qiantu K50 Has Rooftop Solar Panels and a Max Range of 250 Miles
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Habit-Changing Boxed Waters
Habit-Changing Boxed Waters
'Vivid Water in a Box' Promotes Cardboard Packaging Over Plastic
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Eco-Friendly Towel Dryers
Eco-Friendly Towel Dryers
The WHOOSH Towel Dryer Forgoes the Need for Electronic Methods of Drying
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Stylish Recycled Swimwear
Stylish Recycled Swimwear
The Reformation Swimwear Collection is Made from 85% Recycled Materials
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Urban Fabric Houses
Urban Fabric Houses
'MINI LIVING - Breathe' is a Small-Scale, Low-Impact City Dwelling
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Solar Window Pane Chargers
Solar Window Pane Chargers
The Notos Solar Window Charger Keeps Devices Running
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Updated Electric Truck Timelines
Updated Electric Truck Timelines
Elon Musk Shares Debut Dates for Tesla Electric Truck and Semi
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Biodegradable Seagrass Packaging
Biodegradable Seagrass Packaging
Felix Pottinger has Designed a Packaging System for Food
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Slim Solar Smartphone Cases
Slim Solar Smartphone Cases
The 'Synthetic' Solar iPhone Case Enables Eco-Friendly Charging
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Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
Photovoltaic Skating Rinks
This Concept Uses Ice Skating to Generate Electricity
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Solar Panel Security Cameras
Solar Panel Security Cameras
The 'Solar Cam' HD Outdoor Security Camera Draws Energy from the Sun
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Urban Honey Bee Hives
Urban Honey Bee Hives
The Local Bee Hive is a Prebuilt Place for Bees to Flourish
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Intelligent Indoor Gardens
Intelligent Indoor Gardens
The CityCrop Indoor Vertical Farm System is Optimal for Small Spaces
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Architectural Upcycling Exhibitions
Architectural Upcycling Exhibitions
The Wasteland Exhibit Shows How Architects Can Tap Into Waste
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Healthy Biodegradable Food Packaging
Healthy Biodegradable Food Packaging
This Anti-Microbial Food Packing Material Degrades Naturally
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Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens
Modular Indoor Vertical Gardens
Altifarm Allows Those with a Green Thumb to Farm All Year Long
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Power-Assisted City Trikes
Power-Assisted City Trikes
The Audi 'Formula Zero' Urban Vehicle Transports Riders Short Distances
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