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Igloo ReCool Cooler

Igloo ReCool Cooler

Single-use coolers are often made of Styrofoam, which takes 500 years to decompose. That’s why Igloo made ReCool, a disposable cooler made of 100% biodegradable materials, like the ones used in drink holders. It holds up to 75lb. Drops 4/2019 for $10.

The Parting of the Plastic Sea

The Parting of the Plastic Sea

“A straw used for just minutes exists for 450 years. By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish.” Artist Von Wong worked with Zero Waste Saigon, Starbucks Vietnam and dozens of volunteers to gather and turn 168,000 used straws into an art installation.

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One Eleven SWII Watch

One Eleven SWII Watch

One Eleven’s SWII wristwatch has a nylon strap made from recycled plastic bottles. Meanwhile, its plastic case is made from castor bean oil, making it environmentally friendly. It’s water resistant down to 328ft and comes in four colorways, from muted to vibrant.

Offcut Caps

Offcut Caps

Offcut makes caps out of discarded and unused fabric scraps from clothing factories. They’re based in New Zealand, and now they want to branch out and have a factory in Vietnam where more scraps are produced. They’re also venturing into recycled leather goods.

The Homes That Plastic Built

The Homes That Plastic Built

Great Big Story shares the work of Conceptos Plásticos. It’s a Colombian company that takes discarded plastics and turns them into foundations for houses and temporary shelters. To date, they have recycled 500 tons of plastic and built over 30 homes.

Everlane Renew Collection

Everlane Renew Collection

Everlane’s eco-conscious collection features a fleece sweater, a fleece zipped jacket and a lightweight hooded puffer jacket. All of these are made with thread made from 100% recycled plastic bottles. The company recycled 3 million plastic bottles in the process.

LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine

LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine

Based on a rare 2008 set, this 826-piece LEGO Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine lets you build a 39″ tall version of the energy capture devices you see popping up in the countryside. Its tiny trees are the first LEGO parts made from sustainable plant-based plastic. Drops 11/23/18.

Arcadia Power Clean Energy

Arcadia Power Clean Energy

Say goodbye to bad energy, and switch your home to green electricity with Arcadia Power. The company helps you find cost-effective clean energy sources like wind and solar, along with tools to help you monitor and manage your energy consumption and environmental impact.

Sunski Recycled Plastic Sunglasses

Sunski Recycled Plastic Sunglasses

San Francisco-based Sunski has a new line of sunglasses with flexible frames that are made from 100% recycled plastic. The three designs each come in two colorways and have polarized lenses. Each pair also comes with a lifetime warranty.

FinalStraw Reusable Straw

FinalStraw Reusable Straw

Straws make up a large amount of our waste. The makers of FinalStraw hope to alleviate that with their convenient product. Unlike other reusable straws, FinalStraw is collapsible and comes with a key ring case. It comes with a squeegee but it’s also dishwasher-safe.

adidas x Parley Ultraboost

adidas x Parley Ultraboost

adidas and Parley for the Oceans continue to promote and protect our seas with their latest collaboration. This version of the incredibly comfortable Ultraboost running shoe has a knit upper that’s partially made from recycled plastic ocean waste.

The North Face Bottle Source Tees

The North Face Bottle Source Tees

The North Face’s Bottle Source clothing is partially made of Repreve polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. The bottles used came from the waste collected in Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains, and Grand Teton National Parks.

Ecocapsule Micro Home

Ecocapsule Micro Home

The Ecocapsule is a tiny, egg-shaped fiberglass home that crams living, cooking, working, storage, and bathroom areas into a 68 square foot space. It operates off of wind and solar power, captures and recycles rain water, and is completely self-contained.

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Bambooee Reusable Hand Towels

Bambooee Reusable Hand Towels

Paying $8 for a roll of paper towels sounds ridiculous. But Bambooee is not made of paper. It’s made of bamboo, which makes it washable and much more durable and absorbent. It looks and works like a paper towel, but you can rinse or wash each sheet up to 100 times.

2018 Redshift MXR Electric Dirt Bike

2018 Redshift MXR Electric Dirt Bike

Alta’s 2018 Redshift MXR is its most powerful motorcycle yet. Its 14,000rpm electric motor pushes 50hp and 147lbft of torque right from the get go. It also features Alta’s newest battery pack, which lasts up to 4h and charges in just 1.5h.

UniLid Universal Lid

UniLid Universal Lid

Go green and save money with the Unilid, a stretchy lid made of food grade silicone. It fits on almost anything from bowls to fruit. It provides an airtight seal and is safe to put in the microwave and dishwasher. It also has a day tracker built in.

adidas x Parley EQT Support ADV

adidas x Parley EQT Support ADV

The latest in adidas’ collaboration with environmental awareness group Parley. Like all the shoes in the series, the EQT Support ADV Parley has a knit upper that’s made of yarn produced by recycling plastic that was reclaimed from coastal communities.

Bureo Recycled Net Skateboards

Bureo Recycled Net Skateboards

Bureo makes skateboards with decks that are made from waste fishing nets that are retrieved and processed with the help of locals in fishing communities in Chile. The decks have a fishtail and grippy scale patterns that are both thematic and functional. Available in two sizes.

Patagonia Worn Wear

Patagonia Worn Wear

Patagonia’s new Worn Wear program offers used but well-maintained Patagonia merchandise at greatly discounted prices. Customers can trade in their Patagonia clothes and bags at stores in exchange for credit.

Bee Hotel

Bee Hotel

Etsy shop Dilnahammer makes ready-to-mount wooden homes for birds and other animals. One of the shop’s most popular products are honeycomb cell “hotels” for bees, ladybugs and other small insects. They come in different combinations and colors.

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Zippelin Inflatable Travel Bag

Zippelin Inflatable Travel Bag

Like all of Freitag’s bags, the Zippelin is made from heavy duty upcycled truck tarps. It also has a capacity of 85L. But it’s packable and lighter than many travel bags because it uses an inflatable bicycle inner tube instead of a metal or plastic frame.

BioCarbon Drone Reforestation

BioCarbon Drone Reforestation

BioCarbon Engineering is developing a semi-automated large scale reforestation system. It uses aerial drones to map and analyze land, plant seeds in a biodegradable pod, and monitor the plants’ growth. The planting drones can dispense up to 100,000 seeds per day.

Karst Stone Paper Notebooks

Karst Stone Paper Notebooks

Karst Stone Paper makes notebooks without using wood pulp, water, bleach, or acid. Instead, they recycle stones from mining wastes to create paper that’s waterproof, tear-resistant and smooth. The notebooks come in A5 and A6 sizes.

IKEA Home Solar Energy

IKEA Home Solar Energy

IKEA teamed up with Solarcentury to start selling and installing solar panels and batteries in homes in the UK. Prices start at around $3900. Customers will save up to $450 per year with just the solar panels, and up to $730 when paired with batteries.

Trashpresso Instant Recycling

Trashpresso Instant Recycling

Taiwan’s Miniwiz has devised a portable, solar-powered recycling plant which transforms plastic and fabric waste into architectural tiles. Junk is washed, shredded, melted, and molded on the spot. They plan on bringing Trashpresso to tourist areas where trash is left behind.

Separating Recyclables

Separating Recyclables

A look inside Brooklyn, New York’s Sims Materials Recovery Facility, a high-tech recycling operation which uses automation to separate a wide variety of metal, glass, and plastic materials based on their weight, size, shape, and even molecular composition.

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