2018's Best Sustainable Design Developments and Trends

This year we’ve seen a lot of environmental rollbacks in the U.S., the result of a government that isn’t terribly concerned with sustainability. So it’s more important than ever that designers, researchers and scientists continue developing new solutions to extend the life of our planet. Here are some of the best sustainable design developments we’ve seen in the last 12 months, some of them quite quirky, but all of them green in some way:

New Swedish Fitness Trend, “Plogging,” Combines Jogging with Picking Up Litter

A Bright Idea: Streetlamps Powered by Dog Poo

A Portable, Convenient, Swappable Renewable Energy Source: Honda’s Mobile Power Packs

An Alternative to Plastic Storage: Stackable, Water-Resistant Recycled Paper Bins

Bites: Solid Toothpaste Bits That Don’t Require Being Squeezed Out of a Tube

China Builds Experimental 33-Story Air Purification Tower That Turns Smog Into Clean Air

Hilarious: Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng Gets to the Bottom of Bill Gates’ Reinvented Toilet Project

How a Rescue Organization is Upcycling Old Mascara Wands to Help Animals

Norway’s Auto-Dimming Highway Lights

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