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55 Pollution-Fighting Products

From Pollution-Reducing Pods to Air Filtration Fashion

— October 20, 2015 — Social Good
From pollution-reducing transportation to architecture that literally sucks contaminants out of the air, these innovations are fighting pollution all over the planet.

The Clouds Observatory is a series of pollution-reducing rooftop pods. The plastic clouds deflect heat away from buildings, reducing the need for high-energy air conditioning. Furthermore, professors at the University of California created a bikini that filters pollution out of the water surrounding them as they swim.

In high-pollution areas like China or Japan, innovation focuses not only on pollution-reducing efforts, but also on products that protect consumers from the direct effects of pollution. A huge range of smartphone-based pollution-monitoring apps allow users to determine the level of air pollution in their surroundings. Umbrellas, jewelry and apparel stop their wearers from breathing in too much smog. Whether it's a pollution-reducing product, upcycled item or protective piece of apparel, these innovations fight pollution in a multitude of ways.
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Pollution-Converting Steel Plants
Pollution-Converting Steel Plants
The Sustainable Steel Practice Generates Bioethanol From Bunnies
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Mobile Atmospheric Trackers
Mobile Atmospheric Trackers
This Initiative Allows EU Citizens to Monitor Air Quality
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Pollution-Reducing Nanometers
Pollution-Reducing Nanometers
These Nanomotors Will Help Reduce Carbon Dioxide Pollution in Oceans
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Pollution Absorbent Ink Garments
Pollution Absorbent Ink Garments
Bowker Creates Iridescent Clothes That React to Climate Change
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Air Quality Apps
Air Quality Apps
The BreezoMeter App Monitors Pollution Levels and Recommends Lung-Safe Activities
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Plane Ticket Pollution Apps
Plane Ticket Pollution Apps
The Carbon Emissions Calculator Shows Air Travelers Their CO2 Levels
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Plug-in Hybrid Autos
Plug-in Hybrid Autos
The AUDI A3 Sportback Provides an Eco-Friendly Option
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Aquatic Pollution-Monitoring Robots
Aquatic Pollution-Monitoring Robots
These Deep Sea Robots Helps Scientists Gather Marine Data
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Pollution Detection Kits
Pollution Detection Kits
This Strain of Genetically Engineered Bacteria Helps Detect Pollution
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Smog-Detecting Wearables
Smog-Detecting Wearables
These Smart Sensors Monitor a User's Pollution Intake While Cycling
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Eco Consumption Apps
Eco Consumption Apps
The MathTappers: Carbon Choices App is a Mobile Carbon Footprint Tracker
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Indoor Air Monitors
Indoor Air Monitors
The Speck Gauges Air Quality Inside Your Home
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Air Pollution Ales
Air Pollution Ales
Jing-A-Brewing's Airpocalypse is Priced According to China's Air Quality
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Personal Pollution-Tracking Devices
Personal Pollution-Tracking Devices
This Gadget Delivers Air Quality Readings to a Smartphone App
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Pollution-Absorbing Plastics
Pollution-Absorbing Plastics
This Special Plastic Material Can Detect and Absorb Mercury Pollution
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Temporary Smog Relief Purifiers
Temporary Smog Relief Purifiers
The Chinese Smog Epidemic is Being Fought with Bags of Clean Air
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Eco Car-Cleaning Services
Eco Car-Cleaning Services
Nanak Offers an Eco-Friendly Car Wash with Certified Green Products
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Portable Pollution Sensors
Portable Pollution Sensors
'Sensly' Tests Air Pollution Levels and Transmits Them to a Smartphone
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Wearable Weather Trackers
Wearable Weather Trackers
'TZOA' is a Hands-Free Device for Receiving Real-Time Weather Updates
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Pollution-Compressing Jewelry
Pollution-Compressing Jewelry
The Studio Roosegaarde Jewelry Line is Part of the Smog Free Project
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Pollution-Reducing Pods
Pollution-Reducing Pods
These Rooftop Structures Help to Deflect Heat and Ease Pollution
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Pollution-Demonstrating Gardens
Pollution-Demonstrating Gardens
These Ozone Sensitive Plants Visibly React to Air Quality
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Fog-Clearing Drones
Fog-Clearing Drones
China Has Successfully Tested Drones to Help Clear the Extreme Fog
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3D-Printing Waste Solutions
3D-Printing Waste Solutions
This Thesis Turns Pacific Ocean Waste into Materials for 3D-Printing
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Eco Freezer Bag Storage
Eco Freezer Bag Storage
This Bio-Degradable Freezer Bag Boasts a Sustainable and Recyclable Design
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Wearable Air Quality Monitors
Wearable Air Quality Monitors
Breathe is an Air Pollution Sensor You Can Wear to Crowdsource Data
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Portable Pollution Measurement Tools
Portable Pollution Measurement Tools
The AirBeam Air Quality Monitor Collects Crowdsourced Data
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Infinitely Recyclable Apparel
Infinitely Recyclable Apparel
These Hip Clothes are Made from Ocean Trash and Other Plastic Waste
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Gamified Pollution Apps
Gamified Pollution Apps
Helene Ly's Air Quality Game Helps You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
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Pollution-Filtering Skyscrapers
Pollution-Filtering Skyscrapers
The Hyper Filter Skyscraper Draws in All Polluted Air
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Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers
Upcycled Ocean Trash Sneakers
These Stylish Kicks are Made Entirely Out of Ocean Plastic Trash
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Pollution-Sensing Umbrellas
Pollution-Sensing Umbrellas
This Smart Umbrella Collects and Visualizes Air Pollution Data
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Sustainable Oceanic Skateboards
Sustainable Oceanic Skateboards
Bureo Skateboards Makes Skateboards from Ocean Netting
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Pollution-Absorbing Bikinis
Pollution-Absorbing Bikinis
This 3D-Printed Bikini Cleans the Water As You Swim
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Gigantic Air Purifiers
Gigantic Air Purifiers
Jorge Gutierrez's Big Air Purifier Sucks Up Smog in Lima, Peru
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Pollution-Sucking Architecture
Pollution-Sucking Architecture
The Sky Village by Ziwei Song Cleans Air Above Highways
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Air Pollution Jewelry
Air Pollution Jewelry
Smog Ring by Daan Roosegaarde is an Environmental Sourvenir
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Solar-Powered Benches
Solar-Powered Benches
The Soofas in Boston Provide Public Resting Spots and Charging Stations
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Upcycled Ocean Trash Eyewear
Upcycled Ocean Trash Eyewear
These Sunglasses are Made from Recycled Fishing Nets
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Sustainable Milk Packaging
Sustainable Milk Packaging
Ecolean's Transparent Pouches Enhance Nutrients and Eco-Consciousness
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Pollution-Fighting Pinecone Drones
Pollution-Fighting Pinecone Drones
Michal Pospiech Designed This Personal Air Filter Robot
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Pollution Protection Garments
Pollution Protection Garments
This Face Mask Jacket Conceals a Breathable Barrier in the Collar
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Nasal Air Purifiers
Nasal Air Purifiers
These Unusual Nose Masks Help Chinese Police Breathe Clean Air
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Sustainable Sun-Powered Cookers
Sustainable Sun-Powered Cookers
The Solar Oven is Intended For Those in Developing Communities
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Recycled Plastic Clothing
Recycled Plastic Clothing
Pharrell and G-Star Raw Collaborate Using Recycled Ocean Waste
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Air-Purifying Pacifiers
Air-Purifying Pacifiers
This Baby Pacifier Actually Combats Air Pollution
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Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Recycled Rubbish Sneakers
Your Shoes are Rubbish Turns Ocean Trash into Sleek New Shoes
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Wearable Eco Air Cleaners
Wearable Eco Air Cleaners
This Wearable Planter Will Keep Your Air Clean and Pollution Out
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Pollution-Absorbing Bricks
Pollution-Absorbing Bricks
The 'Eco BLAC Brick' Could Put an End to Pollution from Brick Kilns
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Tree-Covered Apartments
Tree-Covered Apartments
25 Verde is a Refreshing Mini-Forest in the City of Turin, Italy
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Air Filtration Fashion
Air Filtration Fashion
Qiadan Yin Peng's Runway Collection Showcases Face Mask Designs
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Wearable Air Purifiers
Wearable Air Purifiers
The Wind Six Intelligent Purifier is Worn as a Futuristic Headset
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Sustainable Tech Packaging
Sustainable Tech Packaging
Be Green Packaging Offers Eco-Friendly Solutions for Consumer Goods
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Solar-Powered Food Trucks
Solar-Powered Food Trucks
New York City Has Just Unveiled Its New Line of Sustainable Food Carts
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Pollution-Reversing Bicycles
Pollution-Reversing Bicycles
The Air-Purifier Bike Filters Wind Before the Rider Breathes It In
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