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Top 90 Eco Ideas in October

From Flax Hemp Apparel to Organic Feminine Hygiene Products

— October 30, 2016 — Eco
As the October 2016 eco trends reveal, many of the products that consumers use everyday are getting an eco-friendly upgrade. Not only is packaging becoming more sustainable, but many everyday products are also being crafted from materials that are less harmful to humans and the environment.

When it comes to clothing, eco-friendly designs are not exactly new. However, what is new is that these garments are becoming mainstream instead of something only worn by the most extremely eco-conscious consumers. For example, the European company FREITAG is creating high-fashion, unisex garments that are completely biodegradable.

Beyond clothing, many other everyday products are also undergoing an eco-friendly makeover. Indeed, the October 2016 eco trends reveal that consumers can now purchase sustainable versions of their favorite single-serve coffee capsules, device chargers and even Bluetooth stereo systems.
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Cattle-Centric Climate Apps
Cattle-Centric Climate Apps
This App Helps Ranchers Take Steps to Prevent Heat Stress In Cattle
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89
Crowdsourced Wildlife Apps
Crowdsourced Wildlife Apps
This App Helps Manitobans Contribute Towards Wildlife Tracking Projects
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88
Pollution-Made Ink Products
Pollution-Made Ink Products
These Ink Items Were Designed to Make a Statement on Air Quality
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87
Bilingual Gadget Apps
Bilingual Gadget Apps
The Gadgets 360 App is Available In Both English and Hindi Versions
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86
Compact Photosynthesis Systems
Compact Photosynthesis Systems
This Photosynthesis Unit Generates Hydrogen From Water
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85
Glacial Preservation Vaults
Glacial Preservation Vaults
'Projecting Ice Memory' Attempts to Preserve Chunks of Glacial Ice
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84
Informative Outdoorsman Apps
Informative Outdoorsman Apps
This App Disseminates Hunting and Fishing Information For Free
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83
Efficient Offshore Wind Turbines
Efficient Offshore Wind Turbines
This New Hitachi Turbine Draws More Power from Light Wind
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82
Mosquito Deterrent Pouches
Mosquito Deterrent Pouches
This MosquitoPaQ Pouch Attracts Bugs to Draw Them Away from Humans
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81
Biowaste Conversion Plants
Biowaste Conversion Plants
Lockheed Martin's 'Advanced Gasification Plant' Makes Sustainable Power
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80
Conscientious Water-Tracking Devices
Conscientious Water-Tracking Devices
The Eco-Pulse Concept Makes People More Aware of Their Habits
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79
Solar-Charging E-Readers
Solar-Charging E-Readers
The Cybook Ocean's Cover Charges Within an Hour
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78
Extended Range Electric Cars
Extended Range Electric Cars
The New Chevrolet Bolt EV Range is an Estimated 238 Miles Per Charge
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77
Potato Starch Crab Shells
Potato Starch Crab Shells
This Unusual CSR Program Creates Eco-Friendly Homes for Hermit Crabs
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76
Cyclist-Celebrating Events
Cyclist-Celebrating Events
Limerick is Celebrating World Car Free Day by Rewarding Those Who Cycle
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75
Natural Antimicrobial Bedsheets
Natural Antimicrobial Bedsheets
'SilverBorn' Natural Bedding is Made from Plant Fiber and Silver
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74
Water-Saving Mist Nozzles
Water-Saving Mist Nozzles
This Water-Saving Nozzle Turns Water Into Mist For Extreme Savings
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73
Power-Harnessing Wearables
Power-Harnessing Wearables
These Thermoelectric Generators Turn Body Heat into Usable Electricity
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72
Oceanic Photo Prints
Oceanic Photo Prints
'Littoral Drift' Was Created with Light-Sensitive Paper and the Sea
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71
Modern School Bus Homes
Modern School Bus Homes
This Converted School Bus Home is Styled Like a Contemporary Loft
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70
Powerful Electric Vans
Powerful Electric Vans
The Volkswagen e-Crafter is Designed For City Delivery Operations
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69
Military Bunker-Topped Houses
Military Bunker-Topped Houses
Froscen Architects is Building Micro Homes Atop WWII Bunkers
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68
Tidal Turbine Developments
Tidal Turbine Developments
These Turbines Will Harness Tidal Energy to Power Thousands Of Homes
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Trailblazing Electric Buses
Trailblazing Electric Buses
The Proterra Catalyst E2 Will Revolutionize Public Mass Transit
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66
Conservation-Encouraging Shower Meters
Conservation-Encouraging Shower Meters
Amphiro Water Meters Measure Consumption to Deter Overuse
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Energy-Producing Solar Ink
Energy-Producing Solar Ink
Using Photovoltaic Cells, This Ink Allows Images to Generate Energy
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64
Miniature Electric City Cars
Miniature Electric City Cars
The Smart Electric Drive Vehicles Pack Up to 160km of Driving Range
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Energy-Generating Fabrics
Energy-Generating Fabrics
This High-Tech Fabric Converts Sunlight and Friction Into Power
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Pentagonally Framed E-Bikes
Pentagonally Framed E-Bikes
This Rear Motor E-Bike Appeals to Riders Of All Shapes and Sizes
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Sustainable Gardening Clubs
Sustainable Gardening Clubs
This Campus Club Promotes Proactive Urban Gardening Practices
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60
Organic Oil-Based Cosmetics
Organic Oil-Based Cosmetics
This Collection Bottles Were Designed to Reflect Natural Contents
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Repurposed Aircraft Furniture
Repurposed Aircraft Furniture
This Furniture Collection is Made from Parts of a Real Aircraft
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Proactive Afforestation Drones
Proactive Afforestation Drones
DroneSeed's Drones Can Plant Trees and Assess Their Progress
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57
Eco-Friendly Lemonades
Eco-Friendly Lemonades
These Refreshing Drinks are Made from Icelandic Spring Water
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Direct Fertilizer Branding
Direct Fertilizer Branding
This Fertilizer Design Protests the TTIP
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LED Street Lights
LED Street Lights
These Lights Were Designed to Illuminate the Outdoors While Saving Money
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54
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Trains
Zero-Emission Hydrogen Trains
Alstom's Coradia iLint Train is Powered by a Hydrogen Fuel Cell
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Cooling Plastic Clothing
Cooling Plastic Clothing
Stanford's New Textiles Cool Wearers Down as Much as 4 Degrees Celsius
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Energy-Efficient SUVs
Energy-Efficient SUVs
This Compact Luxury SUV Offers Plug-In Hybrid Performance
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51
Sustainable Energy-Generating Fabrics
Sustainable Energy-Generating Fabrics
This Fabric Turns Solar and Wind Energy into Electricity
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50
Small-Batch Beauty Products
Small-Batch Beauty Products
These Aromatic Products Were Designed for Bath and Skincare Rituals
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49
Field Mushroom Museums
Field Mushroom Museums
This New Egyptian Science Center is an Architectural and Educational Icon
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48
Sustainable Saltwater Aquariums
Sustainable Saltwater Aquariums
The 'Biota Saltwater Aquarium' is Humane Way to House Ocean Life
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Pop-Up Waste Recycling Plants
Pop-Up Waste Recycling Plants
Watershed Materials Recycles Waste from Real Estate Excavation
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46
Sustainable Speaker Systems
Sustainable Speaker Systems
The Vamp Can Now Be Used to Create a Portable Bluetooth Stereo System
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45
Climate Change Memorials
Climate Change Memorials
The 'Climate Chronograph' Installation Will Be Built in Washington DC
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Coffee Pod Recycling Programs
Coffee Pod Recycling Programs
Nespresso is Offering a Mail-In Recycling Program for Its Pods
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Ocean Plastic Dining Tables
Ocean Plastic Dining Tables
The Brodie Neill 'Gyro' Circle Table is Deceptively Crafted from Waste
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Plasticless Eco Resorts
Plasticless Eco Resorts
Lohagarh Fort Resort is an Eco-Friendly Getaway Near Jaipur
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Ethically Produced Teas
Ethically Produced Teas
These Organic Sweet Teas are Helping to Revitalize Nepal's Economy
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Fuel Cell Concept Vans
Fuel Cell Concept Vans
The Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept Van Offers Ultra-High Range
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39
Eco-Friendly Coffee Pods
Eco-Friendly Coffee Pods
The New Percol Coffee Capsules are Capable of Being Composted
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Refurbished Smartphone Businesses
Refurbished Smartphone Businesses
Amazon India Launched a Service That Sells Repurposed Phones
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3D-Printed Urban Cabins
3D-Printed Urban Cabins
The Designers of This Cabin are Inviting People to Stay Overnight
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Upcycled Designer Fashion
Upcycled Designer Fashion
This Collection Was Created with the New York Department of Sanitation
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Efficiency-Boosting Solar Panel Covers
Efficiency-Boosting Solar Panel Covers
The Isolight Overlay Channels Solar Rays into Cells
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Crowdfunded Solar Cars
Crowdfunded Solar Cars
Sono Motors' 'Sion' Introduces an Affordable "Solar Car for Everyone"
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Banana-Based Wallets
Banana-Based Wallets
These Alternative Vegan Wallets are Made from Discarded Banana Fibers
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Garbage-Collecting Water Drones
Garbage-Collecting Water Drones
The 'WaterShark' Gobbles Garbage as it Autonomously Cruises
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Trash-Sorting Concepts
Trash-Sorting Concepts
The 'Auto-Trash' Sorts Between Compostables and Recyclables
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Lightweight Portable Solar Panels
Lightweight Portable Solar Panels
The SunnyBAG LEAF+ Weighs Less than 200 Grams
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Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
Waste-Reducing Food Trucks
This Truck Reduces Food Waste by Creating Dishes from Unusual Animals
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Energy-Capturing Apartment Buildings
Energy-Capturing Apartment Buildings
The Brussels Botanic Center Apartment Upgrade is Eco-Focused
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Energy-Providing Bikes
Energy-Providing Bikes
The 0±0 Electric Power-Assisted Bicycle is Versatile with Power Usage
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Tabletop Compost Systems
Tabletop Compost Systems
The BIOVESSEL Makes It Easier for Urban Dwellers to Assist the Earth
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Intelligent Indoor Microgardens
Intelligent Indoor Microgardens
SproutsIO Makes It Possible to Grow Produce at Home Without Soil
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Wearable Thermo-Electric Generators
Wearable Thermo-Electric Generators
This Wearable Prototype Generates Power From Your Body Heat
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Portable Eco Fridges
Portable Eco Fridges
Evaptainers are a Mobile and Sustainable Way to Keep Food Fresh and Cool
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Farming-Focused Residential Skyscrapers
Farming-Focused Residential Skyscrapers
This Danish Building Will Be Fitted With Balcony Gardens
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Dynamic Traffic Cones
Dynamic Traffic Cones
These LED Pylons Are Highly Visible at Night and Entirely Eco-Friendly
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Eco Cup Packages
Eco Cup Packages
The 'Sur la Table' Line of Teacups is Protected by Minimal Material
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Multi-Functional Garbage Boxes
Multi-Functional Garbage Boxes
This Bin Helps to Keep the Home Clean Without Sacrificing Style
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Organic Feminine Hygiene Products
Organic Feminine Hygiene Products
This Brand is Being Touted as Healthier Than Its Competition
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Progressive Retirement Villages
Progressive Retirement Villages
This Sustainable Community Focuses on Wellness and Nature
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Multi-Functional Bike Sidecars
Multi-Functional Bike Sidecars
This Detachable Sidecar Makes Transporting People and Things Easier
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Discreet Electric Bikes
Discreet Electric Bikes
The Budnitz Model E Electric Titanium Bike is the World's Lightest
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DIY Bee Sanctuaries
DIY Bee Sanctuaries
The 'Beebnb' Functions as a Juice Container and Bee Keeping Space
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All-Paper Packaging Systems
All-Paper Packaging Systems
Bosch Introduced a Sustainable Paper Packaging System for Dry Foods
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Eco-Friendly Wine Packaging
Eco-Friendly Wine Packaging
'WinePacks' Bottle Boxes Ensure Wine is Delivered Cost-Effectively
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Flax Hemp Apparel
Flax Hemp Apparel
FREITAG's Fashion Line Includes 100% Biodegradable Clothing in Unisex Styles
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Organic Cafe Packaging Sets
Organic Cafe Packaging Sets
This Cafe Has Takeout Packages That Reflect Its Healthy Offerings
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Strong Eco Coffee Packaging
Strong Eco Coffee Packaging
The La Colombe Wholesale Coffee Packaging is Sustainable
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Eco Tween Fashion Kits
Eco Tween Fashion Kits
The Fashion Angels Garbage to Glam Upcycling Product Lineup is Interactive
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Zero-Waste Grocery Stores
Zero-Waste Grocery Stores
This Grocery Store is the First of Its Kind in Montreal
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Folding E-Bicycle Designs
Folding E-Bicycle Designs
The Gi FlyBike Spins the Benefits of Power Assistance and Portability
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Straw-Based Packaging
Straw-Based Packaging
'Npulp' is Form of Eco-Friendly Packaging Made from Straw Waste
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Recycled Metal Car Replicas
Recycled Metal Car Replicas
This Artistic Display Was Created by 50 Different Artists
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Sports Car-Inspired E-Bikes
Sports Car-Inspired E-Bikes
Pininfarina's E-Voluzione is Based on Its Experience with Ferrari
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2
Abstract Sustainable Stools
Abstract Sustainable Stools
These Chairs Have Atypical Shapes and an Eco-Friendly Design
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Flatpack Portable Shelters
Flatpack Portable Shelters
These Shelters Were Designed for Emergency Situations
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