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Top 100 Eco Ideas in October

From Self-Sustaining Wind Towers to Eco Ballerina Attire

— October 29, 2014 — Eco
From fashion to animals and public transportation, the top October 2014 eco ideas spread themselves across a variety of areas. Environmental innovations continue to increase as sustainability becomes a priority for more consumers and technologies advance at rates quicker than ever before.

One of the most standout ideas featured here is the electric double decker buses that are being rolled out in London, England as a part of its citywide effort to lower emissions. The hybrid vehicles retain the iconic firetruck red color and look of the original diesel-fueled buses.

The top October 2014 eco ideas are also witnessing a variety of fashion designers turning to more eco-friendly materials to use in their fashions. The collection from Arkins is made in Manhattan and uses sustainable materials, while the ballerina-inspired line for H&M joins the brand's 'Conscious Collection.'

Trend Hunter's Eco Trend Reports have more insight and research into the ways brands across all industries are being inspired by the green movement.
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Entirely Electrical Trash Vehicles
Entirely Electrical Trash Vehicles
Chicago's Electric Garbage Truck is the First in North America
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99
Anti-Littering Gum Wrappers
Anti-Littering Gum Wrappers
This Wrigley's Chewing Gum Wrapper Reduces Sticky Situations
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98
High-Tech Rhinoceros Anklets
High-Tech Rhinoceros Anklets
These High-Tech Anklets Are Aiding in Rhino Conservation Efforts
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97
Upcycled Banner Bags
Upcycled Banner Bags
Emirates Turns an Old Advertisement into Eco Shopping Bags
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96
Buddhism-Inspired Solar Cells
Buddhism-Inspired Solar Cells
These Solar Cells' Design is Inspired By Buddhist Singing Bowls
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95
Seat-Integrated Bike Locks
Seat-Integrated Bike Locks
'Seatylock' is a Clever Way to Keep One's Bike Safe
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94
Footstep-Illuminated Fields
Footstep-Illuminated Fields
The Lights on Shell's Soccer Field for Kids Are Powered by Footsteps
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93
Concrete Candle Holders
Concrete Candle Holders
Mr. Fahrenheit by Merel Bekking Takes on the Shape of Plumbing Pipes
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92
Senegalese Solar Initiatives
Senegalese Solar Initiatives
Akon Lighting Africa Hopes to Provide Clean Energy to the Continent
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91
Electric Double Decker Buses
Electric Double Decker Buses
London's Hybrid Bus Vehicles Make Up the Largest Fleet in Europe
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90
Manhattan-Made Eco Fashion
Manhattan-Made Eco Fashion
Arkins Collection is a Socially Conscious and Sustainable Clothing Line
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89
Electricity-Optimizing Incentives
Electricity-Optimizing Incentives
Ohmconnect Rewards Homeowners Who Reduce Energy Consumption
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88
Carbon Fiber Athletic Gear
Carbon Fiber Athletic Gear
Russell Athletic Football Shoulder Pads are Made from Boeing Leftovers
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87
Self-Cleaning Cashmere Clothing
Self-Cleaning Cashmere Clothing
This Newly Developed Material Means Going to the Dry Cleaner Less
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86
Radiation Water Purifiers
Radiation Water Purifiers
These Inexpensive Water Purifiers Use Chip Packets to Kill Bacteria
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85
Farm Fresh Handbags
Farm Fresh Handbags
Marlow Goods is a Farm to Table Fashion Label That's Extremely Locally Sourced
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84
Eco Ballerina Attire
Eco Ballerina Attire
The Latest H&M Conscious Collection is Inspired by Dancer Fashions
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83
Mushroom-Growing Diapers
Mushroom-Growing Diapers
Scientists are Utilizing Used Diapers to Grow Mushrooms Sustainably
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82
Unconventional Compost Funerals
Unconventional Compost Funerals
The Urban Death Project Hopes to Make Burials More Eco-Friendly
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81
Lightweight Electric Mountain Bikes
Lightweight Electric Mountain Bikes
The Cube 'Elite Hybrid HPC SLT 29' is an Award-Winning Design
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80
Electricity-Reducing Vending Machines
Electricity-Reducing Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's Peak Shift is an Eco-Friendly Vending Machine
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79
Futuristic Invasive Jewelry
Futuristic Invasive Jewelry
Naomi Kizhner's Accessories Harvest Kinetic Energy from Wearer
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78
E-Bike Converter Kits
E-Bike Converter Kits
Falco's Fusion Sports E-Bike Kit Gives an Existing Cycle an Eco Boost
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77
Recycled Paper Tiles
Recycled Paper Tiles
Tri by Slate-ish is a Collection of Laminates that are Eco and Stylish
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76
Sustainability-Measuring Tech Accessories
Sustainability-Measuring Tech Accessories
Lapka's Personal Environmental Monitor Tracks Energy Use
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75
Organic Water Batteries
Organic Water Batteries
The Organic Redux Flow is an Efficient & Environmentally Friendly Battery
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Threatened Flora Capsules
Threatened Flora Capsules
'Sanctuaria' Helps to Save Endangered Rainforest Plants
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Simple Singlespeed Cycles
Simple Singlespeed Cycles
The Tokyobike Boasts Stylish Swept Handlebars and a Brooks Saddle
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Eco Oil Dispensers
Eco Oil Dispensers
Prepara's Tabletop Oil Mister is a Healthy Alternative to Aerosol Containers
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Reclaimed Origami Bookends
Reclaimed Origami Bookends
Etsy's Facet Bookends Set is Designed with Sustainability in Mind
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70
Elemental Eye Makeup
Elemental Eye Makeup
Chantecaille’s Eyeshadow Trio Celebrates the Land, Air and Sea
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Compost-Friendly Fabrics
Compost-Friendly Fabrics
F-abric is Designed to Biodegrade Quickly Once Placed in a Compost Heap
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Energy-Efficient Cookware
Energy-Efficient Cookware
The Flare Pan by Dr. Thomas Povey Reinvents the Traditional Cooking Pot
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67
Chalk Graffiti Sticks
Chalk Graffiti Sticks
Baschz Leeft's Chalk Stick is Shaped Like a Permanent Graffiti Marker
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66
Massive Sustainable Airports
Massive Sustainable Airports
The New Mexico City Airport Will Be One Of the Most Sustainable
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Water Purifying Pads
Water Purifying Pads
The Floating Photochemical Water Treatment Breaks Down Unhealthy Contaminants
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64
Sun-Powered Personal Electronics
Sun-Powered Personal Electronics
Scientists are Developing Commercially Printable Solar Panels
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Flora-Monitoring Gadgets
Flora-Monitoring Gadgets
Be the Best Gardener in Town by Keeping Track with the Plant Link
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Customizable Folding Bicycles
Customizable Folding Bicycles
The Dudebike is an Italian Fold Bike Designed Exclusively for Men
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Empty Bucket Challenges
Empty Bucket Challenges
OndAzul Encourages Participation in the Ice Bucket Challenge Without Water
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60
Industrial Vase Designs
Industrial Vase Designs
The Pipeline Bud Vase Sculptures Humorously Resembles a Household Pipe
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Food Crisis Charts
Food Crisis Charts
This Sobering Global Food Waste Infographic Offers Food For Thought
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Bee First Aid Kits
Bee First Aid Kits
The Bee Saver is Intended to Help Rescue Dying Honey Bees and Raise Awareness
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Scientific Flooding Campaigns
Scientific Flooding Campaigns
Science Stands is Launching an App to Troll Climate Change Deniers
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Adaptive Workspace Pods
Adaptive Workspace Pods
Michael Jantzen's Chameleon Workplace is a Modular Desk That Changes Color
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Upcycled Mint Tin Toys
Upcycled Mint Tin Toys
Etsy User WishWithMe Turns Altoid Tins into Toys with Felt
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Electric Motorcycles
Electric Motorcycles
Harley-Davidson Debuts an Eco-Friendly Ride for Bikers
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Paper Animal Humidifiers
Paper Animal Humidifiers
The Paper Uruoi Animal Eco Home Humidifier Takes a Page Out of Nature
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Reclaimed Paper Insects
Reclaimed Paper Insects
Ad Agency Soon Creates Intricate Critter Art for IGEPA Benelux
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Bespoke Italian Bicycles
Bespoke Italian Bicycles
Scatto Italiano Crafts Custom Bicycle Designs with Fine Materials
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Chic Upcycled Satchels
Chic Upcycled Satchels
The Fold Over Tire Tube Bag is Creatively Made with Truck Tire Inner Tubes
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Cannabi-Hunting Drones
Cannabi-Hunting Drones
The Project ResQu Helicopters Can Identify Invasive Weeds in the Rainforest
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Therapeutic Planter Designs
Therapeutic Planter Designs
Statera Plants Offer Users Tranquility Through Balanced Aesthetics
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Wood Mosaic Cabinets
Wood Mosaic Cabinets
Davide G. Aquini's Wooden Buffet Table Sources Inspiration from Tribal Art
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Imprisoned Plants Installations
Imprisoned Plants Installations
The 'Les Fleurs Maudites' Installation Displays Shunned Plants
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Self-Sustaining Wind Towers
Self-Sustaining Wind Towers
Solar Wind Energy's Hybrid Solar-Wind Energy Tower Uses Downdrafts
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Bicycle-Covering Socks
Bicycle-Covering Socks
Keep Your Bicycle Safely Stored Indoors with the Velo Sock
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Upcycled Fan Lamps
Upcycled Fan Lamps
Fantasized by Sep Verboom is Made Using Waste Found in the Philippines
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Electricity-Generating Blimps
Electricity-Generating Blimps
The Air Hydroelectric Station Will Generate Power From Clouds
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Futuristic Eco Cities
Futuristic Eco Cities
Binhai Eco City Could Be Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy
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Fashionable Modern Bicycles
Fashionable Modern Bicycles
Martone Cycling Co. Designs Bold Statements for the City
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One-Use Biodegradable Shelters
One-Use Biodegradable Shelters
The One Nights Tent is the Ideal Festival Tent as it is Compostable
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Sustainable Paint Packaging
Sustainable Paint Packaging
The New Design for Pots of Paint is Great for the Environment
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Knotted Plant Hangers
Knotted Plant Hangers
These DIY Planter Holders are Fun and Easy-to-Make
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Luxe Sustainable Lighting
Luxe Sustainable Lighting
Protect The Environment with Lamps from the PLUMEN Series
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Elevated Eco Homes
Elevated Eco Homes
GLUCK+'s Tower House Residence Treads Lightly on the Land
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Urban Bike Hybrids
Urban Bike Hybrids
The Cannondale Bad Boy 1 is Stealthy and Stylish
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Tree Trunk Coat Racks
Tree Trunk Coat Racks
The Yosemite Coat Rack Brings the Outdoors into Your Home
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Natural Earthy Sanctuaries
Natural Earthy Sanctuaries
The Earth House Project is Holistic Haven
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Solar-Powered Stoves
Solar-Powered Stoves
The ACE 1 Stove Uses Solar and Biomass Energy
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Urban Grow Lights
Urban Grow Lights
The Bulbo LED Grow Lights Are Perfect for Urban Indoor Farming
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Stylish Bicycle Racks
Stylish Bicycle Racks
Stasis by Method Studio is Fit for an Art Gallery
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Recycled Coffee Collars
Recycled Coffee Collars
The Eco Sleeve Maker Turns Used Grounds Into a Coffee Cup Sleeve
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Lightweight Electric Scooters
Lightweight Electric Scooters
The Ion SmartScooter is Crafted Out of Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
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Bizarre Hanging Bicycles
Bizarre Hanging Bicycles
The Flying Rider Bike Provides more Push for Power
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Portable Wind Turbines
Portable Wind Turbines
The AirEnergy3D Can Fold Into a Backpack
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Bike Anti-Theft Devices
Bike Anti-Theft Devices
The Sphyke Combination Skewers Locks Down the Front Wheel
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Convenient Battery Scooters
Convenient Battery Scooters
The UNU Scooter Uses a Simple Battery Device
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Cardboard Cargo Carriers
Cardboard Cargo Carriers
The Packtasche is a Temporary Alternative to Bulky Bike Baskets
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Eco-Friendly Food Packaging
Eco-Friendly Food Packaging
Tina Jeler Creates Herb Labels are Biodegradable and All-Natural
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Life-Matching Luxury Bicycles
Life-Matching Luxury Bicycles
Heritage-Paris Creates Custom High-End Designs
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Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Eco-Friendly Wooden Toys
Friendly Toys Creates Organic Options that Educate and Evoke Emotions
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Transformative Juice Bottles
Transformative Juice Bottles
Pinar Sut's Juice Bottle Packaging Can Turn into a Toy After Use
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Collapsible Water Bottles
Collapsible Water Bottles
The Hydaway Bottle Holds Up to 21 Ounces in a Minimalist Design
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Wooden Bike Fenders
Wooden Bike Fenders
Ruphus by Matt Rafael Offers Chic Custom Cycle Accessories
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Sassy Anti-Littering Campaigns
Sassy Anti-Littering Campaigns
Live Green Toronto Reminds Us that Littering is Not a Good Look
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Upcycled Paper Wallets
Upcycled Paper Wallets
This DIY Recycled Paper Wallet Can Be Made Out of a Brown Paper Bag
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Ideal City Bikes
Ideal City Bikes
Custom Builder Jordan Hufnagel Makes Ultimate Bicycle as a Farewell to the Craft
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Upcycled Airplane Homes
Upcycled Airplane Homes
Bruce Campell's Boeing 727 Home Makes Living in an Airplane Seem Cozy
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Elegant Berry Boxes
Elegant Berry Boxes
Sunrise's Eco Berry Box Design Can Be Constructed Without Glue
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Biodegradable Origami Bowls
Biodegradable Origami Bowls
This Food Bowl Design Imagines a Sustainable Way to Eat Ramen
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Retro Bicycle Revivals
Retro Bicycle Revivals
The ICON E-Flyer Electric Bicycle is Inspired by Retro Automotive Design
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Reinvigorated Honey Jars
Reinvigorated Honey Jars
Ashley Gustafson's Honey Jar Design Brings a Freshness to Overused Motifs
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Geodesic Camping Shelters
Geodesic Camping Shelters
This Cave Tent Design by Heimplanet Features a Sci-Fi Inspired Design
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Eco Paper Gift Boxes
Eco Paper Gift Boxes
These Reusable Kraft Paper Gift Boxes are Ideal for DIY Gift Wrapping
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Biodegradable Lettuce Packaging
Biodegradable Lettuce Packaging
This Lettuce Packaging Uses Vegetable Inks & Sugar-Based Materials
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DIY Growing Books
DIY Growing Books
Novel Planter Kits Allow People to Create Refreshing Vintage Home Decor
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Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
This Versatile Planter is Combined With a Hydroponics System
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Compact Prefab Homes
Compact Prefab Homes
This Modular Prefab Home Called 'The Passion House' Takes Two Days to Set Up
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Can Currency Campaigns
Can Currency Campaigns
McDonald's Stockholm Lets Youth Trade in Bags of Recycled Cans For Burgers
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