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Top 65 Eco Ideas in September

From Mushroom-Growing Diapers to Paper Animal Humidifiers

— September 28, 2014 — Eco
The top September 2014 eco ideas demonstrate highly innovative advancements across a wide range of industries. Brands in all areas are pushing themselves more than ever to offer mass appeal to the eco-conscious consumer of today.

The cosmetic industry, a brand typically perceived as producing products riddled with chemicals and toxins, is now offering many items that satisfy the need of green consumers. The handmade vegan soaps from FormularyFiftyFive and the elemental eye makeup created for Chantecaille’s 15th anniversary allow consumers to indulge without guilt. The eye shadow not only takes inspiration from natural elements, but it is also infused with seaweed extract.

Noteworthy ideas from the month also include the mushroom-growing diapers, bottle deposit train tickets and can currency campaigns. Many brands are empowering consumers to interact with their brand and products in ways that promotes environmentalism.

Check out Trend Hunter's Eco Trend Reports for more examples of the top September 2014 eco ideas.
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Trailblazing Green Buildings
Trailblazing Green Buildings
This Tel Aviv University Building is the Greenest in the Middle East
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Luminous Cherry Blossom Photos
Luminous Cherry Blossom Photos
Martin Bailey's Photos of the Nogawa Cherry Blossoms are Stunning
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63
Smartphone-Controlled Sunshades
Smartphone-Controlled Sunshades
The Sunbreak Building Sunshade Can Be Controlled Via a Mobile App
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62
Elevated Bicycle Freeways
Elevated Bicycle Freeways
The Veloway is a Proposed Bicycle Freeway for the City of Melbourne
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61
Adventurous Awareness Campaigns
Adventurous Awareness Campaigns
Alex Bellini Will Live On a Melting Iceberg for Up to a Year
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60
Backpack Wind Turbines
Backpack Wind Turbines
The AirEnergy 3D Wind Turbine Can Be Transported in a Backpack
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59
Painted Hill Photography
Painted Hill Photography
These Painted Hills Photos are Beautiful and Thought-Provoking
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58
Origami-Inspired Solar Panels
Origami-Inspired Solar Panels
NASA Designs Panels That Could More Easily be Sent into Space
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57
Revised Electric Cars
Revised Electric Cars
The 9-3 Electric Vehicle is an Electric Version of the Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan
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56
Electricity-Optimizing Incentives
Electricity-Optimizing Incentives
Ohmconnect Rewards Homeowners Who Reduce Energy Consumption
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55
Carbon Fiber Athletic Gear
Carbon Fiber Athletic Gear
Russell Athletic Football Shoulder Pads are Made from Boeing Leftovers
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54
Self-Cleaning Cashmere Clothing
Self-Cleaning Cashmere Clothing
This Newly Developed Material Means Going to the Dry Cleaner Less
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53
Meme-Inspired Auto Ads
Meme-Inspired Auto Ads
Audi's Funny Car Print Ad Tells You What the Fox Says
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52
Solar-Powered Charging Stations
Solar-Powered Charging Stations
The 'Point.One S' is an Eco-Friendly Alternative by BMW
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51
Child Hand-Washing Gadgets
Child Hand-Washing Gadgets
The TipTapTop Attachment Makes Handwashing More Fun & Effective
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50
Mushroom-Growing Diapers
Mushroom-Growing Diapers
Scientists are Utilizing Used Diapers to Grow Mushrooms Sustainably
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49
Frame-Attached Bike Locks
Frame-Attached Bike Locks
The Yerka Project Makes Stealing Bikes Difficult
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48
Revived Community Buildings
Revived Community Buildings
The Kodomo Art Maison Center Was Destroyed by Japan's 2011 Earthquake
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47
Lightweight Electric Mountain Bikes
Lightweight Electric Mountain Bikes
The Cube 'Elite Hybrid HPC SLT 29' is an Award-Winning Design
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46
Humongous Cargo Airplanes
Humongous Cargo Airplanes
The VV-Plane Will Be Able to Carry Massive Loads at High Speed
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45
Electricity-Reducing Vending Machines
Electricity-Reducing Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's Peak Shift is an Eco-Friendly Vending Machine
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44
Futuristic Invasive Jewelry
Futuristic Invasive Jewelry
Naomi Kizhner's Accessories Harvest Kinetic Energy from Wearer
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43
Electric Bike Conversion Kits
Electric Bike Conversion Kits
The Barak Kit Transforms Regular Bicycles into Electric Bicycles
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42
On-Demand Nature Apps
On-Demand Nature Apps
Plot from MagenticNorth Lets Urbanites Rent Nature
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Trick Button Auto Ads
Trick Button Auto Ads
Tesla's Car Print Ads Encourage Interaction with a Big Red Button
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40
Threatened Flora Capsules
Threatened Flora Capsules
'Sanctuaria' Helps to Save Endangered Rainforest Plants
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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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38
Elemental Eye Makeup
Elemental Eye Makeup
Chantecaille’s Eyeshadow Trio Celebrates the Land, Air and Sea
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37
Animal Hide Photography
Animal Hide Photography
Yusuke Sakai's Animal Skin Photos Reveal Intricate Patterns and Textures
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36
Artistic Underwater Installations
Artistic Underwater Installations
Olek's Sculptures Aim to Highlight the Plight of the Oceans
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35
Blunt Climate Change Campaigns
Blunt Climate Change Campaigns
Milton Glaser's Buttons Promote Global Warming Awareness
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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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33
Raw Plastic Dishware
Raw Plastic Dishware
Plag by Wael Seaiby Transforms the Modular Material in an Unexpected Way
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32
Multipurpose Parking Garages
Multipurpose Parking Garages
The Park 'N' Play Project Features Greenery and a Rooftop Playground
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31
Food Crisis Charts
Food Crisis Charts
This Sobering Global Food Waste Infographic Offers Food For Thought
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30
Upcycled Mint Tin Toys
Upcycled Mint Tin Toys
Etsy User WishWithMe Turns Altoid Tins into Toys with Felt
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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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Taxidermy-Inspired Planters
Taxidermy-Inspired Planters
The Dear O Deer Outdoor Planter by Rohan Chhabra and Kriti Chaudhary
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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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25
Pocket Shower Devices
Pocket Shower Devices
Turn Your Water Bottle into a Shower with SpaTap
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Self-Contained Froyo Balls
Self-Contained Froyo Balls
Stonyfield's Frozen Yogurt Pearls Cut Down on Frozen Yogurt Packaging
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Bicycle-Covering Socks
Bicycle-Covering Socks
Keep Your Bicycle Safely Stored Indoors with the Velo Sock
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Electricity-Generating Blimps
Electricity-Generating Blimps
The Air Hydroelectric Station Will Generate Power From Clouds
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Twistable Sink Faucets
Twistable Sink Faucets
The Little Twist Faucet is a Minimalist Solution to Bulky Bathroom Sinks
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20
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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Eco-Friendly Aerospace Hubs
Eco-Friendly Aerospace Hubs
The Asia Aerospace City Hub Will Be Constructed in Malaysia
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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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Animal Sanctuary Photos
Animal Sanctuary Photos
The 'Sanctuary' Photo Series Depicts Rescued Animals in Vermont
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Bottle Deposit Train Tickets
Bottle Deposit Train Tickets
Plastic Recycling Could Get You a Free Transit Pass in Beijing
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Natural Earthy Sanctuaries
Natural Earthy Sanctuaries
The Earth House Project is Holistic Haven
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Eco-Friendly Garden Pods
Eco-Friendly Garden Pods
Miracle-Gro's Gro-able Garden Seed Pods Make Gardening Simple
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Eco Air Cleaners
Eco Air Cleaners
The Method Air Freshener Bottles Introduces a Cleaner Way to Spray
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Eco-Friendly Office Buildings
Eco-Friendly Office Buildings
The Treehouse Building is Both High-Tech and Energy-Efficient
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10
Convenient Battery Scooters
Convenient Battery Scooters
The UNU Scooter Uses a Simple Battery Device
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Chemical-Free Swiming Pools
Chemical-Free Swiming Pools
This Chlorine-Free Pool Uses Biological Filters
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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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Fish-Propelling Cannons
Fish-Propelling Cannons
Whooshh Innovations' Fish Cannons Can Fire 40 Salmon a Minute
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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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Handmade Vegan Soaps
Handmade Vegan Soaps
FormularyFiftyFive's La Nuit Shea Butter Formula is Luxe and Eco-Friendly
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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 Lettuce Packaging
Biodegradable Lettuce Packaging
This Lettuce Packaging Uses Vegetable Inks & Sugar-Based Materials
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2
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
Self-Watering Indoor Gardens
This Versatile Planter is Combined With a Hydroponics System
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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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