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Top 100 Eco Ideas in November

From Recycled Bottle Leggings to Reclaimed Wood Timepieces

— November 26, 2016 — Eco
While it is no secret that consumers are eager to cut back on waste and reduce their environmental footprint, the November 2016 eco trends demonstrate that recycled fashion is quickly becoming one of the most popular ways of going green.

Unlike in the past, green clothing options are now just as chic as their fast fashion counterparts. For instance, the brand Girlfriend Collective designs stylish leggings that are made from old water bottles. Similarly, I AM NOT A VIRGIN uses materials that are normally found in landfills to create ultra-chic sweaters.

Of course, style-conscious upcycling is not just limited to clothing. Indeed, the November 2016 eco trends demonstrate that accessories are also a popular choice for consumers looking for easy ways to go green. Some examples of eco-friendly accessories include salvaged roof handbags created by the organization People for Urban Progress, Tempus' reclaimed wood watches and a pair of carbon-neutral runners dubbed the CO2 Shoes.
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Whale-Tracking Sensor Systems
Whale-Tracking Sensor Systems
These Stanford University Sensors Study Whale Feeding Habits
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98
Flood-Forecasting Apps
Flood-Forecasting Apps
This App Provides Flooding Warning and Water Level Data to Nigerian Farmers
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97
Promotional Support Groups
Promotional Support Groups
Caloi's 'Car Addicts Support Group' Brings Attention to Urban Mobility
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96
GMO-Detection Devices
GMO-Detection Devices
This High-Tech Sensor Can Identify and Quantify GMO Materials In Crops
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95
Natural DIY Fabric Refreshers
Natural DIY Fabric Refreshers
This Recipe Calls for Essential Oils, Baking Soda and Water
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94
Splashproof Solar Power Banks
Splashproof Solar Power Banks
The Jackery Power Pro Offers An Alternative to Bigger Generators
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93
Device-Charging Solar Panels
Device-Charging Solar Panels
This Solar Charger Can Juice Up Your Devices Via a USB Connection
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92
Salvaged Roof Handbags
Salvaged Roof Handbags
These Stylish Bags Use Fabric Repurposed From the Old RCA Dome Ceiling
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91
Simplistic Organic Shirts
Simplistic Organic Shirts
'Clean {aesthetic}' Aims to Create the Perfect Plain Shirt
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90
Lightweight Solar Chargers
Lightweight Solar Chargers
This USB Solar Charger Can Juice Up Your Personal Electronic Devices
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89
Miniature Marine Robots
Miniature Marine Robots
These Mussel-Like Robots are Studying the Impact Of Climate Change
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88
Sustainable Craft Beer
Sustainable Craft Beer
Patagonia's Long Root Ale is Made with Regenerative Agriculture Practices
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87
Food Waste Chicken Treats
Food Waste Chicken Treats
Grubblies are Dried Fly Larvae Animal Feed That's Eco-Friendly
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86
DIY Bathtub Cleaners
DIY Bathtub Cleaners
This Bathtub Cleaner is Made From Easily Available Eco-Friendly Ingredients
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85
All-Organic Children's Clothing
All-Organic Children's Clothing
Petits Coquins Makes Clothes from Pesticide-Free Organic Cotton
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84
Interactive Wildlife Apps
Interactive Wildlife Apps
This App Lets You Take a Virtual Selfie Next To Your Favorite Animal
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83
Nature-Themed Clothing Stores
Nature-Themed Clothing Stores
The New Riachuelo Flagship Store Was Designed to Be Eco-Friendly
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82
Charitable Men's Clothing
Charitable Men's Clothing
Virtu Offers High Quality Clothing That Empowers Communities
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81
Sustainable Dairy Brands
Sustainable Dairy Brands
This Brand is Healthy and Has a Low Impact on the Environment
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80
Essential Oil Carpet Cleaners
Essential Oil Carpet Cleaners
This DIY Carpet Cleaner Uses Natural Purifying Oils
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79
Potato-Based Cheeses
Potato-Based Cheeses
'Chato' is a Waste-Reducing Plant-Based Cheese Substitute
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78
Organic Outdoor Jackets
Organic Outdoor Jackets
This Jacket Was Designed to Be as Functional as Possible
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77
Artificially Constructed Bee Homes
Artificially Constructed Bee Homes
The Synthetic Apiary Has Created a Habitable Space for Bees
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76
Awareness-Raising Chat Bots
Awareness-Raising Chat Bots
The Charity Chat Bot Helps Messenger Users Understand the Water Crisis
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75
Autonomous Electric Cars
Autonomous Electric Cars
All Model S and X Vehicles in Production Will Be Self-Driving Teslas
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74
Biodegradable Fashion Mannequins
Biodegradable Fashion Mannequins
These Mannequin Models from Bonaveri are Completely Biodegradable
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73
Ozone Water Purifiers
Ozone Water Purifiers
The O-Pen Gadget Precisely Destroys Bacteria and Viruses In Water
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72
Hydrogen-Powered Racing Vehicles
Hydrogen-Powered Racing Vehicles
The Pagani Ganador Concept Racer is Eco-Friendly on the Track
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71
Vegetable-Based Cleaning Solutions
Vegetable-Based Cleaning Solutions
This Multi-Surface Cleaner is Made with an Eco-Friendly Formula
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70
Miniature Efficient Hybrid Cars
Miniature Efficient Hybrid Cars
The New MINI Hybrid Expands the Capabilities of the Compact Car
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69
Water-Saving Shower Attachments
Water-Saving Shower Attachments
'Swon' is a Cost-Effective Device That Conserves Water
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68
Water-Restricting Irrigation Systems
Water-Restricting Irrigation Systems
'Exilong' Watering Systems Can Reduce Water Use by 75%
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67
Carbon-Neutral Shoes
Carbon-Neutral Shoes
The CO2 Shoe's Production Process Involves No Carbon Footprint
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66
Bio-Based Detergents
Bio-Based Detergents
This Eco-Friendly Detergent Makes Use Of 65 Percent Biological Ingredients
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65
Hydrogen-Powered Concept Ferries
Hydrogen-Powered Concept Ferries
This Ferry Would Make Water Travel More Energy-Efficient
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64
Portable Cordless Lamps
Portable Cordless Lamps
Marset's Ginger Lamp Can Easily Be Carried Around the House
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63
Festive Bee Residences
Festive Bee Residences
This Bee Hotel Was Jokingly Designed to Look Like a Nightclub
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62
Natural Deodorant Sprays
Natural Deodorant Sprays
This Deoderant Can Be Refilled with Only Water
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61
Quick-Charge Electric Automobiles
Quick-Charge Electric Automobiles
The Volkswagen ID Concept Sedan Charges to 80% in 15-Minutes
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60
Shared Electric Cars
Shared Electric Cars
The 'Amber One' is Designed for Sharing Rather Than Ownership
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59
Recycled Bottle Leggings
Recycled Bottle Leggings
These Black Leggings are Made from Recycled Water Bottles
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58
Upcycled Taxi Handbags
Upcycled Taxi Handbags
This Eco Handbag by Naveh Milo Uses a Real Taxi Top Light Box
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57
Travel-Friendly Pants
Travel-Friendly Pants
These Pants Were Designed to Be Both Sustainable and Comfortable
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56
Garage Garden Pods
Garage Garden Pods
The 'Garden Grow Booth' Allows Gardeners to Practice in the Winter
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55
Sustainably Sourced Honeys
Sustainably Sourced Honeys
The Honey Brand Hayberya Packages Celebrates Independent Beekeepers
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54
Eco-Friendly Cork Backpacks
Eco-Friendly Cork Backpacks
These Bags Were Designed to Help Counter the Effects of Fast Fashion
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53
Environmentally Friendly Water Boxes
Environmentally Friendly Water Boxes
Purchasing This Packaged Water Sends Water to People in Need
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52
Zero-Waste Meal Services
Zero-Waste Meal Services
Bhagavat Life's Organic 'Wellness Meals' Create No Plastic Waste
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51
Ethical Comfort Clothing
Ethical Comfort Clothing
'PonyBabe' is Focused on Ethical Production and Sustainability
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50
Surreptitious Solar Panels
Surreptitious Solar Panels
Dyaqua's Panels are Indistinguishable from Common Building Materials
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49
Stone-Clad Mountain Schools
Stone-Clad Mountain Schools
Batang People's Primary School Facade References the Area's Terrain
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48
Sustainable Furniture Retailer Coffees
Sustainable Furniture Retailer Coffees
The IKEA Påtår Organic Coffee Supports Small-Scale Farmers
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47
Reclaimed 90s-Inspired Clothing
Reclaimed 90s-Inspired Clothing
Topshop Has Released its New Eco-Friendly 'Reclaim' Collection
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46
Ultra-Light Electric Bikes
Ultra-Light Electric Bikes
The 'Air-33' is Marketed as the World's Most Affordable Electric Bike
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45
Tree-Filled Homes
Tree-Filled Homes
'A House in Trees' Combats the Smog of the Surrounding Town
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44
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products
The Verso Natura Line Includes Dish Soap, Detergent & Toilet Paper
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43
Seamless Knitwear Sweaters
Seamless Knitwear Sweaters
Benetton's 'TV31100' is an Environmentally Friendly Seamless Sweater
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42
Sustainable Wooden Holiday Trees
Sustainable Wooden Holiday Trees
The 'Habitree' is an Alternative to Traditional Holiday Trees
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41
Reclaimed Wood Timepieces
Reclaimed Wood Timepieces
The Tempus Men's Dress Watches are Eco-Friendly and Stylish
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40
Food Research Complexes
Food Research Complexes
Demark's Agro Food Park is Billed as the Silicon Valley of Agriculture
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39
Steam-Bent Wooden Lodges
Steam-Bent Wooden Lodges
This Cornish Gamekeeper's Lodge's Facade is Covered in Curving Timber
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38
High-Fashion Recycled Lamps
High-Fashion Recycled Lamps
The 'Palitios' Lamp is Crafted Using Old Fruit Crates
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37
Efficient Modular Light Systems
Efficient Modular Light Systems
The Kiën 'LICHT 1' Light Emulates Daylight within Homes
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36
Quirky Terrarium Designs
Quirky Terrarium Designs
'Spruitje' Makes Unique Forms to Host Living Indoor Ecosystems
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35
Skeletal Self-Assembly Stools
Skeletal Self-Assembly Stools
The 'shukhov' Seat Stool is Made Using Wood, Corks and More
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34
Art-Focused Coffee Branding
Art-Focused Coffee Branding
This Archer Farms' Coffee Comes with Dozens of Artistic Embellishments
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33
Silicone Storage Bags
Silicone Storage Bags
'Stasher' is a Plastic-Free, Resealable Pouch for Food and More
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32
Single-Wheel Aluminum Skateboards
Single-Wheel Aluminum Skateboards
The 'ATOM FLIYE' Transportation Device is Hoverboard-Inspired
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31
Portable Clean Energy Units
Portable Clean Energy Units
The X200 Power Hub Provides Green Energy to Appliances and Devices
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30
Chic Recycled Clothing
Chic Recycled Clothing
'I AM NOT A VIRGIN' Creates Recycled Clothes Using Discarded Plastic
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Resin-Encased Desk Decor
Resin-Encased Desk Decor
These Functional Items Come in the Form of Wood Wrapped in Resin
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28
DIY Fermentation Kits
DIY Fermentation Kits
This Kit Allows People to Create Their Own Nutritious Fermented Foods
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27
Glass Pod Accommodations
Glass Pod Accommodations
PurePods Offers a One-of-a-Kind New Zealand Experience
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Fish-Shaped Tuna Branding
Fish-Shaped Tuna Branding
Eternal Oceans Promotes Sustainable Fishing with Stylish Packaging
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25
Sustainable Residential Towers
Sustainable Residential Towers
The 'Beacon' Tower Uses Heat Extraction Pumps and Solar Panels
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All-in-One Solar Panels
All-in-One Solar Panels
The 'SolPad' Home Solar Panel Can be Used On or Off the Grid
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Typhoon-Strength Wind Turbines
Typhoon-Strength Wind Turbines
Atsushi Shimizu's Wind Turbine Can Withstand Gale Force Winds
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Nursery School Farms
Nursery School Farms
This Nursery School Concept Could Provide Essential Skills to Children
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Oasis-Inspired Museum Buildings
Oasis-Inspired Museum Buildings
The Urban Heritage Museum Administration Centre is in Saudi Arabia
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20
Compact Electric Commuter Bikes
Compact Electric Commuter Bikes
The Tern Vektron Folding Electric Commute Bike is Bosch-Powered
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19
Bottle-Recycling Vase Sleeves
Bottle-Recycling Vase Sleeves
The 'Kami no Tsubo' Bottle Vase Turns Old Plastic Bottles into Art
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18
Plant-Based Coffee Cups
Plant-Based Coffee Cups
The 'Future Smart' Paper Cup from Huhtamaki is Full Renewable
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17
Modular Desktop Terrariums
Modular Desktop Terrariums
These Miniature Terrariums Offer Three Different Climates
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16
Trash-Made Animal Art
Trash-Made Animal Art
Bordalo II's Immaculate Wildlife Sculptures are Made from Junkyard Scraps
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15
Carbon Fiber Commuter Scooters
Carbon Fiber Commuter Scooters
The Moveo 2016 Foldable Electric Scooter Has a Compact Aesthetic
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14
Stackable Garden Boxes
Stackable Garden Boxes
These Indoor Garden Squares Allow Users to Grow Food at Home
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13
Cylindrical Bamboo Huts
Cylindrical Bamboo Huts
The Treehouse Suite is an Idyllic Beach Resort in Mexico
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12
Play-Inspiring Moving Boxes
Play-Inspiring Moving Boxes
AnyVan's Cardboard Moving Boxes Transform into Castles and Forts
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11
Flood-Proof River Refuges
Flood-Proof River Refuges
This Floating Pavilion Reacts to the Rise and Fall of the Water Way
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10
Sustainable Paper Beer Bottles
Sustainable Paper Beer Bottles
The Carlsberg Green Fiber Bottle Does Away with Glass and Metal
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9
Efficient Retrofitted Motorcycle Vehicles
Efficient Retrofitted Motorcycle Vehicles
The Phaser Type 1 is Made Using a 1998 Yamaha Fazer 600
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8
Off-Grid Eco Homes
Off-Grid Eco Homes
The 'rEvolve House' is a Tiny Home Powered Entirely by Solar Panels
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7
Compact Longboard Designs
Compact Longboard Designs
The Elos Longboard Was Designed to Be as Portable as Possible
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6
Storytelling Cosmetic Shops
Storytelling Cosmetic Shops
The Body Shop's Pop-Up Location Connects Consumers to Product Origins
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5
Electric Bike Conversion Wheels
Electric Bike Conversion Wheels
The Electron Wheel Turns Any Bike into an Electric Bike
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4
Energy-Generating Tents
Energy-Generating Tents
This Outdoor Camping Tent Captures Energy from the Sun for Functionality
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3
Personal Takeout Packaging
Personal Takeout Packaging
These WR/BR To-Go Kits Turn Cafeteria Grub Into Convenient Fast Food
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2
Biodegradable Food Packaging
Biodegradable Food Packaging
This Material Has a Low Impact on the Environment
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Eco Prefab Homes
Eco Prefab Homes
This Wood House by ArchiBlox Features a Green Roof and Sustainable Wood
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