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Top 100 Eco Trends in September

From Zero Waste Pizza Packaging to Reusable Mascara Tubes

— September 28, 2019 — About
The September 2019 eco round-up showcases how designers are pushing the boundaries of material use and implementing new fabrication techniques.

While Danielle Coffey is pioneering a new soap-making method that uses fats and oils — by-products of cooking, as ingredients, Mi Zhou utilizes leftovers from the beer-brewing process to craft a usable alternative to leather. From lab-grown spider silk dresses to algae-based biodegradable t-shirts, there really is no shortage of creativity when it comes to developing planet-friendly materials.

The September 2019 eco trends also spotlight one of Trend Hunter's own initiatives. We have partnered with Trees.Org — a not-for-profit that focuses on reforestation and teaches farmers in Kenya sustainable practices. Through this on-going collaboration, Trend Hunter is donating 1,000,000 trees to Trees.Org's mission.
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Automotive Energy Storage Options
Automotive Energy Storage Options
Tesla Has Launched a New Energy Alternative Called the Megapack
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Electric Vehicle Battery Partnerships
Electric Vehicle Battery Partnerships
Toyota Will Develop EV Batteries with CATL
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Limited Edition Electric Hypercars
Limited Edition Electric Hypercars
Drako Motors Revealed Its GTE Performance Sedan
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Electric Scooter Trial Expansions
Electric Scooter Trial Expansions
Revel Brings Electric Moped Rental Service to Washington DC
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Plastic Alternative Supermarket Bags
Plastic Alternative Supermarket Bags
SuperValu Has Unveiled New Compostable Shopping Bags
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Versatile Plant-Based Ground Meats
Versatile Plant-Based Ground Meats
The Garden Gourmet Incredible Mince is Available in Europe
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Anti-Vandalism Electric Scooters
Anti-Vandalism Electric Scooters
The New Bird Electric Scooters Have Sensors to Prevent Vandalism
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Box-Free Return Programs
Box-Free Return Programs
Happy Returns is Helping to Reducing Cardboard Waste
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92
Zero Emission Planes
Zero Emission Planes
ZeroAvia Has Developed a Hydrogen Powered Plane Prototype
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Eco-Minded Toilet Designs
Eco-Minded Toilet Designs
EOOS and Laufen Produce a Urine-Trapping Toilet as a Wastewater Solution
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Minimalist Metropolitan Water Fountains
Minimalist Metropolitan Water Fountains
The 'Water Station' Has a Modern, Elegant Design
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Plant-Based Dog Foods
Plant-Based Dog Foods
Wild Earth's High-Protein Meat-Free Dog Food is Nutritionally Complete
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Modern Houseplant Deliveries
Modern Houseplant Deliveries
Rooted Reconnects Consumers with Nature and Finds Their Best Plant
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Biodegradable Flower Pots
Biodegradable Flower Pots
Mobius' Biodegradable Plastic is Made from Paper Manufacturing Waste
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Understated Handcrafted Jewelry
Understated Handcrafted Jewelry
Pyrrha's Jewelry is Handcrafted to Tell a Personal Story
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Reusable Produce Bag Initiatives
Reusable Produce Bag Initiatives
Lidl Has Introduced Reusable Produce Bags to Curb Plastic Waste
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Green-Roofed Bus Shelters
Green-Roofed Bus Shelters
Utrecht's City Bus Stops Double as Habitats for Bees and Butterflies
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Sustainable Stadium Cups
Sustainable Stadium Cups
Ball's Reusable Aluminum Cups are Coming to Entertainment & Sports Venues
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Non-Plug-In Hybrid Cars
Non-Plug-In Hybrid Cars
The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Will Feature a Solar Roof
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Eco-Friendly Soap Bottle Sizes
Eco-Friendly Soap Bottle Sizes
Lush Launched the 'Super Soapers' Soap Bottles to Reduce Trash
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Artistic Anti-Plastic Campaigns
Artistic Anti-Plastic Campaigns
Surfrider Foundation & Rankin Debut a Plastic Sea Monster Campaign
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Trash Can-Replacing Bags
Trash Can-Replacing Bags
The Bloom Bio Bag is a Biodegradable Paper Bag That Replaces a Trash Can
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Water-Resistant Compact Blankets
Water-Resistant Compact Blankets
The Rumpl NanoLoft Puffy Blanket is a Must-Have Dorm Accessory
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USB-Compatible Rechargeable Batteries
USB-Compatible Rechargeable Batteries
The 'Pale Blue' Smart Batteries Allow for Quick Charging
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Totable Snack Containers
Totable Snack Containers
S'nack by S'well Containers are Ideal for On-the-Go Snacking
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Raw Material Design Processes
Raw Material Design Processes
adidas & BYBORRE's True Color -- a Conscious-Driven Design Process
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Lightweight Ocean Plastic Sneakers
Lightweight Ocean Plastic Sneakers
The adidas Terrex Two Parley Shoes are Made from Ocean Plastic
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Odorless Eco-Friendly Activewear
Odorless Eco-Friendly Activewear
Accel Lifestyle's Anti-Odor Activewear are Made to Be Washed Less
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Bespoke Street-Inspired Embroidery Apparel
Bespoke Street-Inspired Embroidery Apparel
Mad Thread Co.'s New Apparel is Dynamic and Understated
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Sustainable Wireless Headphones
Sustainable Wireless Headphones
The New House of Marley Wireless Headphones are Eco-Friendly
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Upcycled Accessory Collections
Upcycled Accessory Collections
Harry Jones' Ghostly Ocean Debris is Made Out of Refugee Life Vests
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Light Weight Electric Bikes
Light Weight Electric Bikes
Swagtron Has Revealed Its Inaugural Electric City Bike
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Coffee-Made Cocktail Dresses
Coffee-Made Cocktail Dresses
'ZolaBean' Dresses Have a Sustainably Stylish Aesthetic
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Minimalist Weathering Steel Barns
Minimalist Weathering Steel Barns
Clayton & Little Boast Sustainability in This Structure's Design
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Beer Mash-Made Leather
Beer Mash-Made Leather
BM Leather by Mi Zhou is Crafted from Beer Brewing Byproducts
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Upcycled Adventurer Packs
Upcycled Adventurer Packs
The Patagonia Recycled Black Hole Bag Collection is Entirely Recycled
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Eco-Friendly Soccer Jerseys
Eco-Friendly Soccer Jerseys
Arsenal's Third Kit Incorporates Recycled Plastics in Its Design
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Autonomous Boat Bridges
Autonomous Boat Bridges
Carlo Ratti's Dynamic Bridge is Made Up of Circling Autonomous Boats
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Refillable Hand Soaps
Refillable Hand Soaps
The Hand Soap Starter Set by Blueland Helps to Eliminate Plastic Packaging
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Pedal-Free Eco Commuter Bikes
Pedal-Free Eco Commuter Bikes
The Hover-Way Sprinter Offers a Top Speed of 12mph
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Upcycled Vegetable Trail Mixes
Upcycled Vegetable Trail Mixes
Dirt Kitchen Makes Savory Dried Vegetable Trail Mix Snacks
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3D-Printed Recycled Plastic Sneakers
3D-Printed Recycled Plastic Sneakers
The Oliver Cabell 'Phoenix' Sneakers are Eco-Chic
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Compact Beauty Palettes
Compact Beauty Palettes
Essentia Beauty's On the Go Palette Concept Minimizes Plastic Waste
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Electric Beach Car Recreations
Electric Beach Car Recreations
Renault's e-Plein Air Concept is Modeled After the 1960 Original
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Wax-Free Food Storage Bags
Wax-Free Food Storage Bags
Lunchskins Offers an Alternative to Hard-to-Recycle Wax Paper Products
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Waste-Conscious Beer Brands
Waste-Conscious Beer Brands
Toast Beer Attempts to Mend the Food System Through Production
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Legging Recycling Programs
Legging Recycling Programs
Girlfriend's Clothing Recycling Program Upcycles Old Leggings
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Electric Pedal-Free Child Bikes
Electric Pedal-Free Child Bikes
The Harley-Davidson Electric Balance Bikes Offer 60 Minutes of Use
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Lab-Grown Spider Silk Dresses
Lab-Grown Spider Silk Dresses
adidas and Stella McCartney Introduce a Biodegradable Dress
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Luxurious Plant-Based Hats
Luxurious Plant-Based Hats
Chanel's Elegant Gold Boater Har is Made with Pineapple Fibers & Felt
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Social Media Recycling Initiatives
Social Media Recycling Initiatives
Poland Spring Provides Help with Recycling on Instagram
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Salvaged Component Electric Motorcycles
Salvaged Component Electric Motorcycles
The Lark Machine Co. Streamliner Motorcycle is Rustic
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Carbon Neutral Socks
Carbon Neutral Socks
Allbirds Has Created a Line of Sustainable Socks in Three Diffrent Cuts
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Upcycled Denim Sneakers
Upcycled Denim Sneakers
The Converse 'Renew Denim' Chuck 70s Come in Three Washes
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Sustainability-Themed Fashion Lines
Sustainability-Themed Fashion Lines
STORY Mfg Boasts Eco-Friendly Fabrics & Artisan Techniques
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Upcycled Automotive Fashion
Upcycled Automotive Fashion
Hyundai Motor is Upcycling Leftover Materials Into Fashion Designs
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Iceberg-Making Submarines
Iceberg-Making Submarines
Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha Proposes a Machine to Fight Climate Change
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Zero Waste Pizza Packaging
Zero Waste Pizza Packaging
One Planet Pizza Launches Zero-to-Landfill Frozen Pizza Packaging
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Water-Holding Paper Containers
Water-Holding Paper Containers
Nippon Paper Group Designed a New Paper Container to Hold Liquids
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Nesting Food Bowls
Nesting Food Bowls
The Two-in-One S'well Eats Containers Help to Keep Food Hot or Cold
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Circular Kidswear Start-Ups
Circular Kidswear Start-Ups
UpChoose Helps Parents Mindfully Consume Pre-Loved Clothes for Kids
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Sustainable Hemp-Made Swimwear
Sustainable Hemp-Made Swimwear
Natasha Tonić Launched Minimalistic, Sustainable Bathing Suits
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Theatrical Toilet Roll Sets
Theatrical Toilet Roll Sets
The Play Edition by Who Gives a Crap Features Stackable Characters
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Carbon-Neutral Furniture Brands
Carbon-Neutral Furniture Brands
Peninsula Furniture Boasts Modern Products with Two Goals in Mind
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Basketball-Centric Exhibits
Basketball-Centric Exhibits
Tyrrell Winston Debuts an Inaugural Show in Stockholm, Sweden
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Large-Scale Printed Ecosystems
Large-Scale Printed Ecosystems
BigRep's GENESIS Eco Screen is a 3D-Printed Plant & Insect Habitat
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Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Bespoke Apple Leather Sneakers
Po-Zu Launched A Collection of Apple Skin Sneakers in Two Styles
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Sustainable Cork Houses
Sustainable Cork Houses
This Cork House Project is on the Shortlist for the 2019 Stirling Prize
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Personalized Upcycled Vases
Personalized Upcycled Vases
UncommonGoods Launches the Personalized Champagne Wedding Vase
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Retro-Inspired Electric Bikes
Retro-Inspired Electric Bikes
The Vintage Electric Rally Bike Merges is Eco yet Old-Fashioned
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Package-Free Vending Machines
Package-Free Vending Machines
Dasani's PureFill Dispensers Require People to Bring a Bottle
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Carbon-Positive Cork Packaging
Carbon-Positive Cork Packaging
Lush Cosmetics' Cork Pot Introduces the Future of Eco Packaging
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Slick Three-Apartment Urban Villas
Slick Three-Apartment Urban Villas
Nicola Probst Architetti's Design Boasts Smooth Corners
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Milk-Made T-Shirts
Milk-Made T-Shirts
The Mi Terro 'Limitless Milk Shirt' is Crafted Using Dairy Waste
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Biodegradable Plant-Based Shirts
Biodegradable Plant-Based Shirts
Vollebak's Plant and Algae T-Shirt Becomes Worm Food in 12 Weeks
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Tree-Made Eco-Friendly Sequins
Tree-Made Eco-Friendly Sequins
Elissa Brunato Boasts the Bio Iridescent Sequin as an Alternative
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Balanced Last-Mile Commuter Scooters
Balanced Last-Mile Commuter Scooters
The Yamaha Tritown Scooter Concept Has a Top Speed of 15mph
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Sustainable Indoor Gardening Planters
Sustainable Indoor Gardening Planters
The IKEA 'Botanisk' Collection is Made from Eco Materials
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Organic Matter-Drying Trash Cans
Organic Matter-Drying Trash Cans
The 'Hetta' Organic Waste Bin Reduces Moisture and Volume
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Origami Chocolate Wrappers
Origami Chocolate Wrappers
Japan's Newest Kit Kat Bars Feature Plastic-Free Paper Packaging
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Probiotic-Infused Natural Skincare Products
Probiotic-Infused Natural Skincare Products
The Mud Face Line Features Biodegradable Packaging
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Speedy Urbanite Electric Bicycles
Speedy Urbanite Electric Bicycles
The COSWHEEL FTN eBike Meets the Needs of Urban Consumers
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Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toilet Paper
Eco-Friendly Bamboo Toilet Paper
No.2 Toilet Paper Helps You Lower Your 'Carbon Buttprint'
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Customizable Water Containers
Customizable Water Containers
The Hydro Flask 'My Hydro' Comes in 11 Size Options
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Reusable Mascara Tubes
Reusable Mascara Tubes
Infinity Mascaras Feature Reusable Capsules to Replace Disposable Tubes
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Eco-Friendly Composting Toilets
Eco-Friendly Composting Toilets
Nature's Head Launched a Self-Contained and Waterless Toilet
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Racetrack-Ready Electric Vehicles
Racetrack-Ready Electric Vehicles
The Conceptual Tesla T1 Has a Futuristic Design
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Organically Accented Motorcycles
Organically Accented Motorcycles
The Conceptual Newron Motors Electric Motorcycle is Striking
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Contemporary Urban Furniture Collections
Contemporary Urban Furniture Collections
Civil and Brad Ascalon Launch the Doppio Collection
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Innovative Soap-Making Methods
Innovative Soap-Making Methods
Danielle Coffey's Project Efficiently Turns Fats and Oils into Soap
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Minimalist Norwegian Eco Cars
Minimalist Norwegian Eco Cars
The Fresco Reverie will Have a Top Speed of 186mph
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90s-Inspired Vegan Sneakers
90s-Inspired Vegan Sneakers
Nike Recently Launched the Vegan Air Max 90 Sneakers Made from Sawdust
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Luxurious Upcycled Fashion Collections
Luxurious Upcycled Fashion Collections
Heron Preston's Latest Capsule is Designed for SSENSE
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Passenger-Friendly Electric Bikes
Passenger-Friendly Electric Bikes
The 'RadWagon' Electric Cargo Bike Handles 300 Pound Payloads
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Ultra-Chic Sustainable Activewear
Ultra-Chic Sustainable Activewear
Free Flow Active is Fashion-Forward but Also Planet-Conscious
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Plastic-Free Online Grocery Shops
Plastic-Free Online Grocery Shops
Rise Mrkt Sells Kitchen Staples in Compostable Containers
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Recyclable Flat-Pack Dog Beds
Recyclable Flat-Pack Dog Beds
Rocky Brooks' Designs are Ideal for the Needs of Rescue Animals
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Interactive Climate Change Installations
Interactive Climate Change Installations
Thijs Biersteker's Symbiosia is an Installation in Paris
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Sustainable Tree Planting
Sustainable Tree Planting
Trend Hunter is Planting 1,000,000 Trees
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Shipping Container Micro Homes
Shipping Container Micro Homes
Fraser Brown MacKenna Architects Has Permission to Build in the UK
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