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Top 100 Eco Trends in May

From Waste-Reducing Suede Sneakers to Pollution-Cleaning Electric Cars

— May 29, 2021 — Eco
Many of the May 2021 eco trends focus on new products and initiatives that incorporate eco-friendly elements into established traditional business models. As environmental concerns come to the forefront of cultures around the world, many brands are taking up the challenge to reduce carbon footprints and produce eco-conscious goods and services.

New Balance is one such brand trying to tackle sustainability with its MADE Responsibly line of one-of-a-kind sneakers. The shoe brand uses surplus suede, among other scrap materials, to handcraft exclusive shoes in all-new colorways. Through the use of surplus fabrics, New Balance ultimately prevents the waste of virgin materials.

Taking a more active approach to eco-consciousness, the electric Airo car purifies polluted air while it drives using advanced HEPA filters. With the filters, the Airo car cuts down on exterior fossil fuel emissions and promotes clean air.
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Plastic Bag Charge Increases
Plastic Bag Charge Increases
The Plastic Bag Charge in Scotland is Increasing to 10p
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Sophisticated EV Designs
Sophisticated EV Designs
The Genesis X Concept Highlights the Future of Automotive Design
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98
Japanese Gardening-Themed Shoes
Japanese Gardening-Themed Shoes
Nike's Dunk Low Rooted in Peace Design Nods to Earthy Themes
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97
Sustainable Convenience Store Coffees
Sustainable Convenience Store Coffees
Circle K Will Roll Out 100% Sustainable Coffee on Earth Day
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96
Sustainable Portable Makeup Brushes
Sustainable Portable Makeup Brushes
The 360 Ultimate Travel Brush Kit is Perfect for Travel
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95
Hassle-Free Home EV Chargers
Hassle-Free Home EV Chargers
The PreLynx 40A WiFi EV Charger is Easy to Set Up
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94
Summer-Ready Sustainable Apparel
Summer-Ready Sustainable Apparel
STORY mfg. Introduces its Latest Environmentally Friendly Pack
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93
Climate Change Colouring Kits
Climate Change Colouring Kits
Maple Leaf Debuts 'Picture a Better World' Colouring Kits
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92
Plant-Powered Microalgae Patties
Plant-Powered Microalgae Patties
Sophie's Bionutrients Created Burger Patties from Microalgae
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91
Eco-Friendly Fashion Islands
Eco-Friendly Fashion Islands
H&M Created a Virtual Looop Island on Animal Crossing
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90
Waste-Reducing Backpacks
Waste-Reducing Backpacks
JanSport's Surplus Ski n' Hike Line is Made with 100% Surplus Materials
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89
Plant-Powered Meal Kits
Plant-Powered Meal Kits
Simple Feast Delivers Plant-Based Meal Kits in Sustainable Packaging
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NFC-Enabled Recycling Programs
NFC-Enabled Recycling Programs
The SPRITE Recycling Scheme Leverages Near-Field Communication Tech
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87
Eco-Friendly Morning Masks
Eco-Friendly Morning Masks
PAYOT Paris' Morning Mask are Eco-Conscious and Efficient
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86
Refillable Firming Serums
Refillable Firming Serums
The Pure Shots Y Shape Serum is Easily Replenished as Needed
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85
Balanced All-Terrain Electric Skateboards
Balanced All-Terrain Electric Skateboards
The TeamGee 'Behemoth' Has Self-Leveling Suspension
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84
Upcycled Balm-to-Oil Cleansers
Upcycled Balm-to-Oil Cleansers
Farmacy's Sweet Apple Cleansing Balm is a Limited-Edition Cleanser
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83
Nature-Inspired Wearable Sleeping Bags
Nature-Inspired Wearable Sleeping Bags
The Selk’Bag Rainforest Sleeping Bag is 100% Recycled
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82
Plant-Based Phone Grips
Plant-Based Phone Grips
PopGrip Plant is Made with Corn Starch, Castor Beans and Canola Oil
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81
Supplemental Electric Bike Batteries
Supplemental Electric Bike Batteries
The VanMoof PowerBank Offers Up to 62-Miles of Range
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80
Regenerative Farming Initiatives
Regenerative Farming Initiatives
PepsiCo’s Positive Agriculture Agenda Promotes Positive Change
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79
Eco-Friendly EV Toy Cars
Eco-Friendly EV Toy Cars
Matchbox's Tesla Roadster Toy is Made with Recyclable Materials
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78
Zero-Waste Bandages
Zero-Waste Bandages
PATCH is Introducing Large-Format Bamboo Bandages
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77
Sustainable Start-Up Funds
Sustainable Start-Up Funds
The $50 Million USD Razer Green Fund Supports Green Businesses
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Plant-Based Dating App Collaborations
Plant-Based Dating App Collaborations
Tinder Debuts New Plant-Based Passion for Earth Day
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Fruit-Based Vegan Sneakers
Fruit-Based Vegan Sneakers
The Mel Sneaker by Sylven New York is Made from Apples & Coconut
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Flexible Electric Sedan Designs
Flexible Electric Sedan Designs
The Lexus LF-Z Electrified Concept Vehicle is Imagined for 2025
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73
Upcycled Denim Sofas
Upcycled Denim Sofas
IKEA's KLIPPAN Sofa Covers are Made from Recycled Denim
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Environmental Awareness NFTs
Environmental Awareness NFTs
The Nature Friendly Token Brings Attention to the Real Impact of NFTs
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Refurbished Sneaker Programs
Refurbished Sneaker Programs
Nike Refurbished Explores the Circular Supply Chain Model
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70
Eco Outdoor Light Sets
Eco Outdoor Light Sets
The Goal Zero Nomad 10 Solar Panel and Torch 500 are Multipurpose
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69
Surplus Material Lifestyle Shoes
Surplus Material Lifestyle Shoes
New Balance's MADE Responsibly 998 Shoes are One-of-a-Kind
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Recycled Plastic Wireless Chargers
Recycled Plastic Wireless Chargers
The Gomi Wireless Mag Charger is MagSafe-Compatible
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67
Precision-Cut Diamond-Like Jewelry
Precision-Cut Diamond-Like Jewelry
The J.Rosea Simulated Diamond Jewelry Collection is Dazzling
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Off-Road Electric Bikes
Off-Road Electric Bikes
The RadRover 5 Electric Fat Bike Has Puncture-Resistant Tires
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65
Ocean Conservation NFTs
Ocean Conservation NFTs
Beneath The Waves Created NFTs That Let Buyers Tag and Watch a Shark
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Park-Topped Garages
Park-Topped Garages
The 'Parking Parc' Reimagines the Function of a Garage
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Co-Designed Refillable Bottles
Co-Designed Refillable Bottles
PATH & tentree Created Waste-Reducing Refillable Bottled Water
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Upcycled Ingredient Cookies
Upcycled Ingredient Cookies
Fancypants Baking Co. Created a Line of Cookies to Reduce Food Waste
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Reduced Plastic Produce Trays
Reduced Plastic Produce Trays
ProducePack Punnet Trays are a Paperboard Alternative to Plastic
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Naturally Cooling Subway Tiles
Naturally Cooling Subway Tiles
The Conceptual 'Terracotta Valley Wind' Uses Evaporative Cooling
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Sustainable Vegan Timepieces
Sustainable Vegan Timepieces
The World's First Hemp Watch by Hemp MVMNT is 100% Vegan
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Eco Concrete Building Materials
Eco Concrete Building Materials
This Cement-Free Concrete Bonds Components Using Alcohol
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Sustainable Bottled Water
Sustainable Bottled Water
Proud Source Water Offers Its Water in Infinitely Recycled Aluminum
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Seaweed Membrane Undereye Masks
Seaweed Membrane Undereye Masks
Haeckels' Bio Restore Membrane Uses Extracted Seaweed Agar
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55
Refillable Haircare Bottles
Refillable Haircare Bottles
Love Beauty and Planet Created Reusable Aluminum Product Packaging
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Sustainable Reversible Activewear
Sustainable Reversible Activewear
Wolven Launched its Spring Collection in Stunning Pastels
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Versatile Eco-Conscious Blankets
Versatile Eco-Conscious Blankets
In2green Launched a Summer Throw Collection in Vibrant Patterns
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Eco-Friendly Edible Crayons
Eco-Friendly Edible Crayons
The Oyasai Crayon is Made from Vegetable Waste & By-Products
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Community-Focused Solar Farm Pavilions
Community-Focused Solar Farm Pavilions
The Conceptual 'Solar Mountain' Harnesses Energy
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Recycled Construction Waste Decor
Recycled Construction Waste Decor
Formr Creates Charming Home Decor from Waste Materials
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Sustainable Parisian Neighborhoods
Sustainable Parisian Neighborhoods
Jean Nouvel Designs a Sustainable Vertical Neighborhood
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Sustainably Dyed Fashion
Sustainably Dyed Fashion
Color Story by H&M Explores Sustainable Methods of Working with Color
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Recycled Fishnet Swimwear
Recycled Fishnet Swimwear
GF Swim is a Collection Made with Recycled Nets & Post-Industrial Waste
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Sustainably Inked Streetwear
Sustainably Inked Streetwear
The Pangaia x AIR-INK Capsule Has Graphics Made from Air Pollution
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Stereographic Projection Candle Holders
Stereographic Projection Candle Holders
These Candle Holders are Made of Laser-cut Steel
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Next-Gen Performance eBikes
Next-Gen Performance eBikes
The XION CyberX Can Hit 50mph and Offers 100-Miles of Range
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Sturdy Sustainable Outdoor Furniture
Sturdy Sustainable Outdoor Furniture
The Cumaru Collection's Sustainably-Sourced Wood is Quality
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Boldly Angular EV Concepts
Boldly Angular EV Concepts
The Toyota bZ4X Electric SUV Concept is Expected to Arrive in 2022
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Upcycled Cosmetic Ingredients
Upcycled Cosmetic Ingredients
Full Circle Upcycles Distillery Leftovers to Help Create Cosmetics
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Futuristic Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycles
Futuristic Hydrogen-Powered Motorcycles
The Segway Apex H2 Looks Straight Out of a Video Game
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Regenerative Leather Sneakers
Regenerative Leather Sneakers
Timberland's Greenstride Solar Wave EK+ Styles Uses Eco Materials
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Refillable Tinted Sunscreen Pens
Refillable Tinted Sunscreen Pens
Milk Makeup's New Sunshine Skin Tint Packaging Reduces Waste
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Eco-Conscious Modular Sofas
Eco-Conscious Modular Sofas
Costume by Stefan Diez Makes Sofas Completely Configurable
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Sustainable Desert Boot Sneakers
Sustainable Desert Boot Sneakers
The Clarks Origin Sneakers are Modernly Designed and Cut
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Chic Solar-Powered Timepieces
Chic Solar-Powered Timepieces
The Cartier SolarBeat Tank Must Has a Vegan Leather Band
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Long-Haul Electric Bikes
Long-Haul Electric Bikes
The Biktrix Moto Offers Up to 100-Miles of Range for City Cruising
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Shoe-Recycling Vending Machines
Shoe-Recycling Vending Machines
Adidas’ Recycling Bins Turn Used Plastic Bottles Into Sneakers
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Eco Interlocking Packaging Designs
Eco Interlocking Packaging Designs
The 'CY-BO' Packaging Concept Highlights Versatility
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Fruit Waste Shopping Bags
Fruit Waste Shopping Bags
The 'Sonnet155' Reusable Tote Bags are Made with Raw Materials
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Energy-Saving Eco Skyscrapers
Energy-Saving Eco Skyscrapers
BIG's O-tower Brings a Next-Level Futuristic Look
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Oversized Electric SUVs
Oversized Electric SUVs
The 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Has an All-Electric Powertrain
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Carbon-Negative Adventure Towels
Carbon-Negative Adventure Towels
The PANGEA Bamboo Eco Towel 2.0 is Functional and Sustainable
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Gum-Made Skateboard Wheels
Gum-Made Skateboard Wheels
The 'Off The Street' Gum Wheel Initiative Makes Use of Waste
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All-Natural Sensory Toys
All-Natural Sensory Toys
Land of Dough's Play Dough Has Compostable Glitter & Calming Aromas
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Paper Carton Cosmetic Packaging
Paper Carton Cosmetic Packaging
The 'Carton + Pump' Helps Reduce Unnecessary Waste
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Storage-Equipped Delivery eBikes
Storage-Equipped Delivery eBikes
The Conceptual 'E-motocompo' by Carota Design is Multifunctional
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Custom-Made Waste-Reducing Furniture
Custom-Made Waste-Reducing Furniture
Model No. Modernizes Furniture Market Using Sustainability
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Discarded Banana Fiber Illuminators
Discarded Banana Fiber Illuminators
The 'Nuclée' Mood Lights Have a Soothing, Eco-Friendly Design
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Biodegradable Chewing Gums
Biodegradable Chewing Gums
Nuud Offers a Natural and Sustainable Alternative to Traditional Gum
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Eco-Friendly Slip-On Shoes
Eco-Friendly Slip-On Shoes
The Astorflex Kamuflex Shoes are Handmade in Northern Italy
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Luxury Upcycled Fashion
Luxury Upcycled Fashion
The RealReal's ReCollection Repurposes Distressed and Damaged Clothing
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Powdered Personal Care Products
Powdered Personal Care Products
Lifelong Makes Waterless, Waste-Reducing Body Wash, Shampoo & Soap
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Upcycled Luxury Baskets
Upcycled Luxury Baskets
Fendi's Baskets Repurpose Waste from the Factory Floor
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Sustainable Lifetime-Lasting Pens
Sustainable Lifetime-Lasting Pens
The 'ForeverPen' Doesn't Require Ink and Creates No Waste
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Eco-Friendly Personal Care Bundles
Eco-Friendly Personal Care Bundles
Boie USA's Personal Care Products Tackle Recycling Issues
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DTC Water Cubes
DTC Water Cubes
waterdrop, the European Microdrink Brand, Just Launched in the United States
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Maintenance-Free Electric Bikes
Maintenance-Free Electric Bikes
The Lekker Amsterdam eBike Comes in Two Models
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Waste-Reducing Celebrity Chefs
Waste-Reducing Celebrity Chefs
NY Chef Marcus Samuelsson Partners with Eco-Friendly Food Brands
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Bio-Concrete Tiles
Bio-Concrete Tiles
This Bio-Concrete is an Economic and Ecological Solution to Invasive Species
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Futuristic Electric Sports Cars
Futuristic Electric Sports Cars
The Conceptual Lamborghini E_X is Sculpted and Efficient
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Urban Electric Cafe Racers
Urban Electric Cafe Racers
The BMW Ki Concept is Inspired by the BMW K100
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Feature-Rich Off-Road Electric Bikes
Feature-Rich Off-Road Electric Bikes
The Canyon Grail:ON Electric Gravel Bike Maximizes Riding
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Dissolving Shower Packets
Dissolving Shower Packets
Plus' Zero-Waste Body Wash Comes in Dehydrated Squares
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Digital Detox Phone Cases
Digital Detox Phone Cases
Ostritchpillow's Phone Cases Make Peace and Quiet Possible
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Pollution-Cleaning Electric Cars
Pollution-Cleaning Electric Cars
Airo Cars Do Double Duty as Vehicles and Living Spaces
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Paper-Made Medication Packaging
Paper-Made Medication Packaging
The 'Prescription Paper Pill Bottle' is 100% Compostable
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Vintage-Inspired Electric Bikes
Vintage-Inspired Electric Bikes
The 'Elettracker' Offers a Modern Take on a Classic Design
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Functional Food Storage Systems
Functional Food Storage Systems
The 'P0' Food Storage and Shopping Solution is Thoughtful
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Self-Sustaining Off-Grid Cabins
Self-Sustaining Off-Grid Cabins
The 'ZeroCabin' Harvests Rainwater and Promotes Natural Airflow
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