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Top 75 Eco Trends in October

From DIY Solar Panel Kits to Anti-Poaching Sensors

— October 29, 2017 — Eco
For some reason, people like to enforce the artificial dichotomy of humans versus nature, but the October 2017 eco trends make it clear that such a distinction is fully artificial. Everything living and inanimate alike is natural to some extent, even things wrought entirely by humans. Cities form their own ecosystems, and humans clearly have a massive impact on the global environment as a whole, as is clear in the proliferation of eco trends from this month alone.

While some might make an argument for the above meaning that humans can have free reign over the environment as a whole, it's more logically consistent to think of the argument as one that encourages people to work in harmony with the surrounding life, just as life tends to work cooperatively to sustain an ecosystem. Some people have indeed found ways to maintain progress without damaging the environment. British Airways' jet fuel, for example, is produced partially from household garbage.
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Sustainable Waste-Based Vodkas
Sustainable Waste-Based Vodkas
Misadventure & Co Creates Its Vodka from Old Bread Products
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73
Retired Airplane Salons
Retired Airplane Salons
The Runway Studios Luxury Salon Offers Services in a Real Plane
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72
Socially Conscious Coffee Lines
Socially Conscious Coffee Lines
The National Geographic 'Coffees of the World' are 100% Organic
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71
Free-From Tea Biscuits
Free-From Tea Biscuits
Rhythm 108's Cookies for Tea are Made Without Gluten and Dairy
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70
Anti-Poaching Sensors
Anti-Poaching Sensors
This Animal Poaching Prevention Effort Uses IoT and LPWAN Technologies
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69
Garbage-Derived Jet Fuels
Garbage-Derived Jet Fuels
British Airways Wants to Use Fuel Extracted From Household Garbage
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68
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors
Molten Salt Nuclear Reactors
'Transatomic' Has Created a New Type of Nuclear Reactor
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67
Compact Solar Chargers
Compact Solar Chargers
Better Current's 'Jenni' Makes Solar Technology Accessible for Home Use
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66
Compact Delivery E-Vehicles
Compact Delivery E-Vehicles
The DELIVER-E Looks to the Future of Delivery in Urban Centers
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65
Insect-Inspired Solar Cells
Insect-Inspired Solar Cells
Stanford Scientists Designed a Solar Panel Cell Modeled After Bug Eyes
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64
Urban Beekeeper Accessories
Urban Beekeeper Accessories
The 'BiBo Hotel' Wooden Beehives Offer a Spot for Bees to Rest
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63
Watering Spout Jar Attachments
Watering Spout Jar Attachments
This Colorful Mason Jar Add-On Helps Plants Flourish
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62
Upcycled Flat-Pack Furniture
Upcycled Flat-Pack Furniture
Pentatonic Creatively Repurposes Waste to Disrupt Consumption Culture
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61
Sustainable Macadamia Drinks
Sustainable Macadamia Drinks
Milkadamia Makes "Milk" with Nuts Sourced from "Free-Range Trees"
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60
Colorful Insect Abodes
Colorful Insect Abodes
Boleslav Daska's "Insect Hotels" Offer Vibrant Bug-Friendly Spaces
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59
Fruit-Based Lip Balms
Fruit-Based Lip Balms
FRUU's Sustainable Lip Balms are Made from Discarded Fruit
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58
Bird-Friendly Seed Bouquets
Bird-Friendly Seed Bouquets
The Bird Seed Bouquet is a Decorative Way to Attract Avian Visitors
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57
Pocket-Fitted Solar Lamps
Pocket-Fitted Solar Lamps
'Diamond Lamps' Offer Illumination to Those with Limited Access to Light
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56
DIY Soap Makers
DIY Soap Makers
'Re-Q' Recycles Old Soap and Water into Brand New Bars
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55
Massive Green-Roofed Bookstores
Massive Green-Roofed Bookstores
The 'Book Garden' is the Largest Bookstore in the World
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54
Angular Air-Purifying Buildings
Angular Air-Purifying Buildings
Berlin's 'Sapphire' Can Clean Itself and the Air Around It
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53
Bat-Locating Apps
Bat-Locating Apps
The Echo Meter App Helps the General Public Track and Collect Data on Bats
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52
DIY Solar Panel Kits
DIY Solar Panel Kits
The 'Legion Solar 2' is an Inexpensive Eco Solution
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51
Gargantuan Electric Dump Trucks
Gargantuan Electric Dump Trucks
This Komatsu Truck is the World's Biggest Electric Vehicle
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50
Analytical Soil Sensors
Analytical Soil Sensors
Viridex's Sensor Network Brings Automation to the Agriculture Industry
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49
Collapsable Bamboo Purses
Collapsable Bamboo Purses
The Lilleth Bag is Made from Natural Bamboo and Can Be Folded Flat
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48
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
Sporty Eco Car Makeovers
The 2018 Bmw i3S is Designed to Be Fun to Drive
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47
Green Tea Batteries
Green Tea Batteries
CSIR is Developing Flexible Energy Storage Devices for Wearable Electronics
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46
Sustainable Grain-Based Beverages
Sustainable Grain-Based Beverages
The Canvas Collection is a Series of Beverages Based in Barley
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45
Fly-Trapping Coffee Cups
Fly-Trapping Coffee Cups
The 'Fly Trap Lid' Extends the Life of the Disposable Coffee Cup
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44
Autonomous Sun-Seeking Plant Bots
Autonomous Sun-Seeking Plant Bots
The 'Plantoid' Acts Like a Roomba for Your Indoor Plants
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43
Induction Charging Electric Vehicles
Induction Charging Electric Vehicles
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQA Offers Ample Charging Options
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42
Plastic Bottle-Recycled Shirts
Plastic Bottle-Recycled Shirts
Señor Seagull Offers Shirts Made From Plastic Bottles
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41
Interaction-Encouraging Planters
Interaction-Encouraging Planters
The 'Biome' Urban Planter Can be Interacted with via an App
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40
Upcycled 3D-Printed Sunglasses
Upcycled 3D-Printed Sunglasses
w.r.yuma Offers the First Ever 3D-printed Sunglasses of This Kind
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39
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
Electric Mail Delivery Vehicles
The Royal Mail Will Be Trailing 9 Zero Emission Vehicles in London
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38
Closed-Loop Shower Systems
Closed-Loop Shower Systems
'Flow Loop' Introduces a Shower That Filters and Recirculates Water
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37
Miniature Electric Cars
Miniature Electric Cars
Mini Used 3D Printing to Realize the 'Mini Electric Concept'
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36
Humongous Solar Parks
Humongous Solar Parks
This Dubai Facility Will Be the World's Largest Single-Site Solar Park
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35
Vegan Fantasy-Inspired Shoes
Vegan Fantasy-Inspired Shoes
These Star Wars-Themed Silver Resistance High Tops are Ethically Made
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34
Seasonal Produce Apps
Seasonal Produce Apps
The 'Seasonal Food Guide' Shows Local In-Season Produce
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33
Lockable Bike Baskets
Lockable Bike Baskets
The 'Buca Boot' is Like a Car Trunk for Your Bike
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32
Stylishly Modified Electric Vehicles
Stylishly Modified Electric Vehicles
The Unplugged Performance Tesla Model 3 is Sporty and Speedy
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31
Transformed Suburban Centers
Transformed Suburban Centers
Bijlmerbajes Prison is Transforming into a Pedestrian-Friendly Square
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30
Smart Waste Receptacles
Smart Waste Receptacles
Bin-e Automatically Sorts Trash and Deposits It In The Right Place
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29
Urban Ziplining Experiences
Urban Ziplining Experiences
London's Future Forest Offers a 40-Meter Zipline in a Shopping Center
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28
Lightweight Folding Eco Cutlery
Lightweight Folding Eco Cutlery
The Esbit Folding Titanium Utensils Deter Disposable Use
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27
Airplane Trolley Minibars
Airplane Trolley Minibars
STEEL FUNK Upcycles Real Avation Meal Trolleys Into Drink Carts
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26
Efficient Water-Purifying Bottles
Efficient Water-Purifying Bottles
The Ecomo Bottle Can Purify Unsafe Water in 5 Seconds
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25
Natural Litter Subscriptions
Natural Litter Subscriptions
Litterbox's Service Simplifies One-Time and Monthly Ordering
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24
Climate-Responsive Structures
Climate-Responsive Structures
'Air Houses' are Environmentally Compatible Art Installations
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23
Biopolymer Plastic Bottles
Biopolymer Plastic Bottles
Raepak's Biopolymer Bottles are Manufactured from Sugarcane Waste
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22
Mess-Free Dosing Caps
Mess-Free Dosing Caps
This Dosing Cap From Raepak Gives Exact Measurements
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21
Seashell Bow Ties
Seashell Bow Ties
'Stedbee' Seashell Bow Ties are Unique Wearable Accessories
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20
Biodegradable Household Objects
Biodegradable Household Objects
'This Is Temporary' Examines Permanent vs Disposable Items
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19
Naturalistic Eco Card Carriers
Naturalistic Eco Card Carriers
The 'SHMEER' Wallet is a Functional Yet Eco-Friendly Accessory
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18
Electric Solar-Powered RVs
Electric Solar-Powered RVs
Dethleffs' 'e.home' is an Electric RV Covered in Thin-Film Solar Cells
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17
Ethereal Bulb-Like Lamps
Ethereal Bulb-Like Lamps
The E.P. Light Offers a Mesmerizing Design
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16
Smokeless Camper Fire Pits
Smokeless Camper Fire Pits
The BioLite 'FirePit' Eliminates Smoke While Also Charging Your Phone
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15
Modular Eco Activation Kiosks
Modular Eco Activation Kiosks
The 'Cubox' Pop-Up Kiosks Have a Customizable Interior
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14
Cardboard Furniture Showrooms
Cardboard Furniture Showrooms
The Karton Group Showroom Offers a Unique Cardboard Collection
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13
Sleek Electric Station Wagons
Sleek Electric Station Wagons
The Alcraft GT is Designed for Practicality and Performance
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12
Artificial Urban Beehives
Artificial Urban Beehives
The 'Beekeeper' Beekeeping System Offers a Spot for Bees to Flourish
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11
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
Futuristic Carsharing Concepts
The Smart Vision EQ Concept EV is Self-driving and All-electric
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10
Hobbit-Inspired Homes
Hobbit-Inspired Homes
This Grotto Home Encourages Occupants to Get In Touch with Nature
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9
Zero-Packaging Grocery Stores
Zero-Packaging Grocery Stores
The Zero Waste Shop Makes You Bring Your Own Food Containers
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8
Biodegradable Seed-Ingrained Plates
Biodegradable Seed-Ingrained Plates
Papelyco by Lifepack Offers Unique Disposable Plates
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7
Versatile Wooden Packaging
Versatile Wooden Packaging
A Coffee and Spices Package Collection Reduces Waste and Enhances Use
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6
Energy-Positive Eco-Resorts
Energy-Positive Eco-Resorts
The Nautilus Eco-Resort Embraces Sustainable Architectural Designs
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5
Lego-Like Gardens
Lego-Like Gardens
The Modular Growmore System Makes Creative Gardening Accessible
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4
Temporary Housing Sheds
Temporary Housing Sheds
Affordable Accommodation Can Be Found in Vacant London Buildings
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3
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
Futuristic Waterfall-Inspired Sinks
The Water Curtain Features Embedded Size-Detecting Sensors
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2
Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
Futuristic Food Pop-Ups
IKEA's 'Space10' Lab is Opening a Six Day Food Production Pop-Up
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1
Luxurious Portable Homes
Luxurious Portable Homes
The Escape ONE XL House on Wheels Features a Stylish Interior
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