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5 Eco-Friendly Designs + Innovations

Refill, reduce, recycle and reuse. Here are five exciting eco-friendly product designs and innovations addressing textile waste and single-use plastic.


Did you know that the largest market for plastics today is packaging materials? This trash now accounts for nearly half of all plastic waste generated globally, most of which never gets recycled.


From plastic bottles, shopping bags, milk and drink cartons and bottles, not to mention plastic wrapped fruit and vegetables (ubiquitous in Asia) and food containers, plastic is everywhere and it is an ecological ticking timebomb. It's in our oceans, our soil, air and it even makes its way into our food in the form of microplastics.

Of course, as far as waste goes, the fashion industry gets a notable mention as well. An estimated 92 million tons of textile waste is created annually from the fashion industry. Shockingly, every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of tex