Green Globe Innovations

These innovations are suggestions from our network of sustainability practitioners.
To nominate new innovations then email them to wecare@greenglobe.com

  • Fine Bedding’s Smartdown Duvet is created from fibres made from recycled plastic bottles, uniquely spun and blown to simulate the…

  • If You Care make a range of eco-friendly household and baking products. Large Baking Cups are made from unbleached totally…

  • Palhinha straws are 100% biodegradable and edible, made of durum wheat semolina without sugar, dyes or preservatives. Straws do not…

  • Dutch research and design studio, The New Raw have created outdoor benches from recycled plastic waste and 3D printing. Water…

  • Onya Sandwich Wraps are made from recycled PET bottles with a foodsafe PEVA lining. The reusable wraps can be used…

  • The new foldable, travel friendly water bottle by Contiki Cares is made from 100% recycled materials with an advanced built-in…

  • Seventh Generation Bath Tissue is made from 100% recycled paper with no added dyes, inks or fragrances. The soft bath…

  • Stumps, one of Duncan Meerding’s Cracked Log Lamps, is crafted from salvaged timber which is usually burnt. The Stump can…

  • Narrow or skinny houses are becoming popular worldwide based on their functionality, minimalism and low footprint. ‘Lucky Drops’ by Atelier…

  • SmarTUK is an electric Tuk Tuk fitted with a GPS radio and features a modular loading bay for selling goods…

  • Osklen by Brazilian designer Oskar Metsavaht’s makes luxurious, sustainable shoes and bags from Pirarucu fish skins, a material that is…

  • Eco Tools is a range of beauty brushes made from recycled materials and renewable bamboo that are environmentally friendly, chic,…

  • Climate Tile by Tredje Natur is a tile with small holes that allows water to flow underground into man-made aquifers.…

  • The Window Solar Charger by Grouphug can hang in any window and charge your devices. A bamboo frame houses a…

  • GamFratesi have taken the inspiration of a light filled glasshouse whilst maintaining contact with tropical nature in a café in…

  • WarkaTower is a vertical structure designed to collect and harvest potable water from the air. Designed for rural populations that…

  • Half Price Golf Balls in Canada find, clean, recycle and refinish golf balls. Golfers can play with top quality golf…

  • Shellworks have designed machines that turn waste lobster shells into bioplastic. The seafood waste contains chitin, an abundant biopolymer that…

  • Grüne Erde produces high quality solid wood furniture from renewable natural materials, manufactured in its Austrian workshops and neighbouring EU…

  • The Seashore Chapel by Vector Architects is raised up to seemingly drift upon high tide waters and transforms into a…

  • Finnish startup Sulapac have created packaging that is completely natural, attractive, biodegradable and commercially can be used by plastic manufacturers…

  • Swell Vision make handcrafted sunglasses and watches from eco-friendly, high quality bamboo. Profits are reinvested into the Green School where…

  • Earth Greetings make 100% earth friendly refillable ballpoint pens with a biodegradable bamboo body. The pens use black ink and…

  • Innov8 in India design beautifully crafted co-working spaces where people can create, connect, and grow their businesses. Traditional interiors are…

  • The ThorFire Solar Powered & Waterproof LED flashlight is durable and self powered. You can recharge it immediately by using…

  • X Shore has designed a 100% electric boat that features new technology and traditional craftsmanship. The Eelex 6500 travels up…

  • Aectual Floors is an innovative 3D printed flooring system combined with traditional terrazzo. Offering customizable designs, environmentally friendly production and…

  • The Plant Shoe by Native Shoes is 100% biodegradable, created entirely out of plant-based materials like jute, pineapple husk, kenaf…

  • The Turó de la Peira Sports Center, constructed out of 2 existing buildings, incorporates a hydroponic green façade with a…

  • Sunworks manufacture portable solar panels that can be used on narrowboats and canal boats. Comes with a stand that is…

  • Oggi make bamboo fibre and stainless steel vintage trash can designed composting containers that fits on counter tops or under…

  • The vegan, leather free Ballard Belt by Alchemy Goods has silver stitching and is made from reclaimed bike tubes. One…

  • Plant the Future’s biophilic creations connect people back to nature. Products consist of living and potted plant arrangements, plant based…

  • Schneider Electric’s comprehensive digital power management system, ExoStructure Power, has helped 1 hotel chain meet regulatory compliance to avoid penalties…

  • Intelity makes a Mobile Guest App that gives guests the ability to access their room using their smartphone. The Mobile…

  • Seiko has created the Prospex Street Series Solar Diver Watches powered by solar energy with reinforced silicone straps. Comes in…

  • VISY are experts in making various types of cardboard packaging including corrugated cardboard boxes. Made from recycled fibre and kraft…

  • Atelier Riri has created the Kiyakabin resort on Lombok, Indonesia from charred Teak timber. Traditional building methods used by the…

  • The GOSUN Grill is an easy, versatile fuel-free solar cooker that uses energy from the sun to bake, boil or…

  • The Organic Company in Denmark makes The Cloth, a Nordic version of the Japanese ‘Furoshiki’. Beautiful cloth wraps made from…

  • Que collapsible water bottles are BPA and plastic free. Made of lightweight silicone, the bottle is compact, safe under high…

  • Portuguese Tintex Textiles use materials from the ocean to create fabrics from seaweed (SeaCell fibres) with no chemicals released as…

  • For a healthy and low maintenance workspace, the Urban Eco Balcony by Farming Architects in Vietnam utilizes an aquaponic system…

  • BIG’s (Bjarke Ingels Group) Swiss Audemars Piguet Hôtel Des Horlogers will have 5 zig-zagging room slabs that form a gentle…

  • Osier create luxury vegan bags and accessories. All products are made in Europe using sustainable leather free materials. Bags are…

  • Phuket-based startup Generation Water’s AERO20 machine uses an advanced filtration process to produce 20 litres per day of alkaline drinking…

  • ecoFin by 5 Oceans is the world’s first surfboard fin made with recycled waste from Indonesia converting it into a…

  • Megapower in Barbados focuses on bringing electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and renewable energy to the Caribbean. The company reuses and…

  • Desso uses recovered plastic fishing nets to make its AirMaster carpet which improves air quality by capturing fine dust and…

  • Sand Cloud’s Black Squid Long Sleeve Recycled T-Shirt is super soft and made from 50% recycled cotton and 50% recycled…

  • Logitech make a wireless solar keyboard that charges itself whenever there’s light and stays charged for at least 3 months…

  • Thai company Rubber Killer use abandoned tires from bicycles and cars to produce a range of street savvy, functional products…

  • From out-of-date cell phones to old printers and computers, The Connection has created an Electronic Recycling Guide which teaches people…

  • Swiss bag brand QWSTION has launched its new Bananatex backpacks and hip pouches. Durable and practical biodegradable bags are made…

  • Blackwood Skateboards by The Paper Rain Project are designed and crafted in-house using locally and sustainably grown New Zealand blackwood.…

  • Thai company Biodegradable Pots manufacture a range of eco-friendly coir pots fashioned from coconut fibres. The pots come in a…

  • Bobbi Gum Boots by Merry People are made from natural rubber with a neoprene lining (spongy wetsuit material). Warm and…

  • Nature Squared use sustainable natural materials such as seashells and eggshells, feathers, skin and leaves and traditional craft methods of…

  • NOVICA provides a global marketplace where artisans from around the world (many living in rural communities) can build their own…

  • Piñatex by Ananas Anam is a low impact, natural material made from pineapple leaf fibre. The innovative textile has been…

  • HyGroWall is one of the thinnest living walls that brings vertical landscapes into the heart of urban communities. Designed and…

  • Shau Architects have designed a Microlibrary in Indonesia out of recycled ice cream tubs. Lids are removed to provide a…

  • G. Viteri produce high quality sustainable straw and felt hats. Their Panama hats are 100% handmade by their craftspeople in…

  • SealPod reusable coffee pods are compatible with Nespresso machines. Made of 100% stainless steel, easily cleaned and ready for reuse.…

  • Compostable take away containers by World Centric are made from a variety of materials including compostable PLA plastic derived from…

  • EcoRich manufacture a line of on-site commercial composters that can help food waste producers of all sizes recycle food waste.…

  • Nudes, a design and architecture office in India, has developed a concept for a secondary school located in Malawi. The…

  • Ugao, by Simon Morasi Piperčić, is a clothes rack designed to be placed in the corner of a room. It’s…

  • Sprout pencils are lead free and made of sustainably sourced wood with an inbuilt biodegradable seed capsule. Once you’ve finished…

  • Corkor is a Portuguese company that make a range of vegan wallets, bags and belts from cork. Traditional artisans lovingly…

  • Moving Walls’ lightweight tabletop can double as a presentation whiteboard. Mounted on two solid wood 3-legged trestles, it can also…

  • Elvis & Kresse rescue discarded materials such as fire hoses, parachute silk, shoe boxes, auction banners and coffee sacks transforming…

  • Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited has designed a new e-cargo bike that measures slightly under 6.5 feet in length and 3.4…

  • The Hiluckey solar power bank features 4 foldable highly efficient solar panels to fast charge almost all 5V devices, has…

  • Guardian Technologies make the GermGuardian 3-in-1 Air Purifier that not only improves air quality, the UV-C light kills germs and…

  • Irrigatia make solar automatic watering systems that detect the weather and provide plants with precise irrigation according to the conditions…

  • Instock rescues unsold fresh food such as blemished fruits & vegetables, bread, meat and fish from supermarkets and other produce…

  • Suaoki make a compact, collapsible solar camping lantern that can also be used to light the path in front of…

  • Pragma Industries makes the first commercially available fuel cell electric bike that is certified as a zero emission vehicle. The…

  • SAYA Designs create exquisite handcrafted hair sticks, hair slides and hair forks from roots salvaged from old plantations in Indonesia.…

  • Italian architect Carlo Ratti has grown a Circular Garden, a series of arched structures, from mycelium – the fibrous root…

  • Since 1944, Emeco has been building robust stylish chairs from salvaged aluminium with an estimated life span of 150 years.…

  • Award winning CitySens vertical self watering planters with air purifying plants are made in Spain. Comes in various colours, wood…

  • Zaport make reusable, pull apart stainless steel chopsticks that use magnets to stick them together. Perfect for camping, travel and…

  • COBE has created sustainable Ultra-Fast Charging Stations for electric vehicles. Built of certified wood, topped by solar panels and breaks…

  • Ống Hút Cỏ, in Vietnam makes straws out of sedge grass. The grass grows naturally along the Mekong Delta, its…

  • Inspired by West African toguna structures, architect Francis Kéré has designed a 256 m2 roof in the U.S. out of…

  • Kooshoo Twist Tie Enso Headbands are made of organic cotton, are ethically woven, dyed, cut & sewn in Los Angeles.…

  • Kvadrat together with Karina Nielsen Rios has created Patio – a soft, durable non-toxic outdoor fabric that is resistant to…

  • Solarade by YOLK , the world’s smallest solar charger can generate 5Watt power (5V, 1A) that can charge devices at…

  • Botanical Paperworks’ Plantable Wedding Collection includes invitations, place & menu cards embedded with seeds. Biodegradable and available in multiple colours…

  • Though the BioLite CampStove 2 is fueled by burning wood, it creates a smokeless fire that can cook meals and…

  • Lovesac design and make couches that are built to last. Recycled plastic bottles are chopped into flake, melted into chip,…

  • PHNIX has developed a Super Greenhouse Heat Pump. Energy required to power the heat pump for heating or cooling is…

  • Dr Martens Vegan Collection includes a range of shoes, sandals, boots, bags and accessories made of a soft, supple synthetic…

  • Yabashi Architects have designed Omoken Park, a small café and open-air social area. An earthquake destroyed the building that once…

  • Ultimate Survival Technologies make durable bamboo dinnerware that can be used multiple times. A big plus, it can also be…

  • USB Company make Eco Square USB sticks from 100% recycled paper. Weight 9 grams and 64GB of memory size. Also…

  • Votch create stylish vegan watches including their Piñatex collection with bands made from pineapple leaf fibres. Piñatex, a byproduct from…

  • RAW Architecture has designed the Alfa Omega School resting on stilts on a once flooded swamp area. The passive solar…

  • ZAV Architects designed The Rong Cultural Center overlooking the Persian Gulf. Locals and tourists hold cultural events, gatherings or walk…

  • Loop is a new global circular shopping platform where trusted grocery and household brands are delivered in reusable containers that…

  • The Other Bag make fashionable water resistant totes and pouches from recycled and regenerated waste such as discarded fishing nets…

  • The Trtl Travel Pillow, designed by mechanical engineers, has scientifically proven neck support with adjustable fastenings, is compact, lightweight and…

  • Naidi Community Hall was built by Caukin Studio for a small village in Fiji. A high ceiling, single open plan…

  • EcoLinen‘s soft and silky Bamboo viscose sheets are made of thicker, better quality yarn than other bamboo sheets and are…

  • Stonethica is made in Italy from eco-sustainable recycled marble. Waste products from processing marble and natural stone are made into…

  • The EcoBoard Project is focused on reducing environmental and toxic impacts by creating surfboards using the latest advancements in green…

  • Mud Australia is a porcelain range designed by Shelley Simpson that combines hand made processes, clean lines, colour palette and…

  • Matter supports rural artisan and textile communities in Asia that use traditional weaving and dying methods to produce gorgeous clothes…

  • The SmartSegregate system enables construction waste to be sorted into colour coded on-site bins that segregates materials allowing them to…

  • Quicargo is a logistics startup in the Netherlands. Trucks that are empty or partially empty (50% of trucks on European…

  • Cutwork has developed a housing solution for refugees where a concrete textile exterior hardens into a protective shell within 24…

  • Parker’s all metal Double Edge Blade Disposal Bank safely stores used safety razor blades. Once filled, the entire container can…

  • Agreena 3-in-1 Reusable Wraps is an eco film made of silicone designed to wrap, seal and bake food. Damaged wraps…

  • Taiga Motors, creators of the world’s first electric snow mobile, have just launched their new Orca 100% electric jet ski…

  • Mons Royal make breathable, warm and always anti-odour base layers for skiing and snow boarding from natural merino wool and…

  • Designer Singgih Susilo Kartono produces handcrafted Magno wooden radios. It takes local villagers 16 hours to make each portable radio…

  • Side by Side have created extendable L coasters that can fit up to 4 pots. Designed by Sabine Meyer, the…

  • Peony uses Econyl made from 100% abandoned fishing nets and nylon waste from landfill or fabric made from 92% recycled…

  • Lunawood Thermowood is a beautiful, sustainable wood material, which is transformed using heat and steam into a durable, weather endurance…

  • Outlery have designed pocket sized, collapsible, portable cutlery and chopsticks that you can use anywhere. Made of stainless steel with…

  • Kooo Architects have built Origin Villa, comprised of six buildings in the hilly landscapes of Tonglu. Local materials used include…

  • Paul Timmer has created Dwiss, an elegant recycling system featuring four compartments that can open individually. A sleek, stylish and…

  • Zensa specialises in designing natural moss vertical gardens. 100% made of organic handpicked moss that purify and cleanse the air.…

  • Hedgehog Umbrellas will last a lifetime. Inspired by the automotive industry – wind resistant with an unbreakable fully carbon fibre…

  • Developed by an aircraft engineer, EV4 in Poland produce e-bikes based on aviation technology. Light, strong with enviable features and…

  • French start-up Carbios have developed enzymatic bioprocesses that break down PET plastic waste to produce new biodegradable raw material. New…

  • Keep cool in Rivas Supply’s Terrain Pants. Stylishly practical Bluesign Certified Nano-Wing Technology fabric is water/stain repellent, odor/UV resistant and…

  • Ooni Karu is Scottish company Ooni’s latest portable wood & charcoal-fired pizza oven. Reaches 932°F (500°C). Features ceramic fiber-insulated stainless…

  • Heatherwick Studios’ 1000 Trees development has been unveiled in Shanghai. 25,000 individual plants & 46 different plant species are housed…

  • Triwa X Humanium Metal Watches are forged from destroyed illegal firearms collected from conflict-torn communities. Monies from sales help support…

  • Nuka Eternal Notebooks have reusable, recyclable, waterproof paper. Eternal pencils write forever, Magic Eraser fluid removes writing and inbuilt magnets…

  • Eco-Straw’s PLA range of straws are compostable, biodegradable with a shelf life of a year. Made of polylactic acid vegetable…

  • TENCEL Lyocell fibres are made from wood pulp sources from sustainable forests. Carpets are hard wearing and harbour fewer bacteria.…

  • The Transformer Table and Benches can be extended and adjusted to suit any space or gathering. Made of 100% sustainably-sourced…

  • Magda Made’s Barichara Bag is handwoven from fique (cactus fibre) by artisans in Santander in the Andes mountains, Colombia. Perfect…

  • Ditto Sustainable Hangers are made from 100% recycled paper and plastics and are recyclable and compostable. The clothes hangers are…

  • Adidas x Parley training wear is made of 75% upcycled plastic trash. The active sportswear is produced with a low…

  • Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ Bamboo Stalactite pavilion features 11 modules shaped by the combination of 2 hyperbolic shell structures. The…

  • Skip Pools make energy efficient plunge pools from skip bins that have been treated and primed for rust protection. Affordable,…

  • DaFiN fins are made of 100% Malaysian rubber, lightweight, come in different colour combinations, can be worn on either foot…

  • Urban Brew pods are made from d2w oxo-biodegradable plastic technology. They are recyclable and biodegradable, but are not compostable. They…

  • In 2015, Donkey Republic created an electronic lock and an automated, self-service bike-sharing system in a Copenhagen home basement. Since…

  • Leafware® is constantly searching for new ways to find ancient solutions for the modern world with attention on the ecologically…

  • Reveal cork leather foldable keyboard has an eco-friendly cork cover and is foldable for great portability. Bluetooth ready, it is…

  • Samsonite ECO-NUT is an eco-friendly line of luggage known as ECO-NU where the fabrics used in the manufacture of the…

  • VAUDE Mountain Sports only uses Terracare® leather for shoes and bags . Our supplier of shoe leather is a West…

  • Nae (No Animal Exploitation) is a Portuguese vegan footwear brand. Their Darco Sandals are constructed frompiñatex, a natural material made from pineapple…

  • The ChopBox is made out of natural bamboo and is 100% recyclable with replaceable parts. It consists of 2 chopping boards with…

  • The Egret EO Blaster is 100% natural and non-toxic. Water and salt is electrolysed acting as a disinfectant that sterilizes and sanitizes…

  • New Story, a non-profit, is working with local groups and using local materials to build a 3D printed neighbourhood in…

  • Niche has launched its zero waste 100% fully recyclable snowboards. Boards feature Recyclamine resin that can be recycled along with sustainable wood cores and…

  • AO official stringer Yonex has created a funky bracelet made with recycled tennis strings for Nick Kyrgios’ NK Foundation that increases access and…

  • The Kotakrat Pavilion (Space of Kindness), currently used as a mosque, is a multi-purpose 440-square-foot space made of discarded plastic crates. The…

  • Volkswagen’s planned Mobile Charging Robot brings an energy storage device to individual cars to recharge them. It offers flexibility to car parks…

  • The Wholesome Store’s Bamboo Reusable Face Wipes are made from a soft bamboo terry towel. Reusable, biodegradable and anti-microbial. Comes in a…

  • ReUstix take broken ice hockey sticks to create their Man Cave collection of tables and chairs made from quality hardwoods and upcycled…

  • Blue Avocado make a range of trendy reusable ziplock bags designed to outlast conventional storage bags. They have a Take Back policy…

  • Old tyres are used to make each pair of Retyre Margaret River shoes that are handmade utilising traditional shoe making…

  • Detpak produce an eco range of bowls, plates, cups, cutlery, boxes, bags and napkins from sustainable paper, bagasse pulp and…

  • Danish furniture manufacturers We Do Wood work with FSC certified Moso bamboo, free from chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Formaldehyde-free…

  • Rajapack make Racksack waste recycling and segregation bags that can be hung on racking at work sites or manage warehouse recycling.…

  • Solar Botanic is a renewable energy startup that uses nano-technology shaped like leaves to produce solar power on its Energy Tree…

  • Hempcrete is made from a combination of water, hemp aggregate and a lime based binder to produce a lightweight building product…

  • Nevhouse uses recycled plastic bottles and other composite materials and turns them into plastic panels to construct cyclone proof homes, schools,…

  • Festive Lights makes solar lights for pathways, driveways and gardens including colour changing lights.

  • By simply twisting the Be.Battery-Free Powered Toothbrush, the kinetic energy harnessed is enough to power over 80,000 brush strokes to clean…

  • Transcend Packaging manufactures safe, durable paper straws from certified sustainable paper sources. The company will provide paper straws for McDonalds UK…

  • Vegware manufacture eco-friendly packaging and food ware including plates and cutlery that are made from plants and completely compostable.

  • The Agraloop Bio-Refinery transforms food crop waste such as pineapple leaves, banana trunks and sugar cane bark into natural fiber products that…

  • MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op) Equatorial Sleeping Bags are designed to suit variable night-time temperatures (+15 or + 22°C). Created from sustainable…

  • Designed for the great outdoors, Oboz Footwear plants 1 tree for every pair of shoes sold. The company supports the use of…

  • Patagonia use recycled polyester in many of its clothes and only organic cotton. They donate at least 1% of sales to…

  • Dutch company KarTent make tents constructed of recyclable water-resistant, high quality cardboard. Perfect for festival goers wanting temporary dwelling and a 2017…

  • Tentickle produce Bedouin inspired stretch tents that are used at safari camps, luxury resorts, eco-farms and glamping camps. Made of organic…

  • Reusable Chilly’s Bottles keep drinks hot for 12 hours or alternatively can keep drinks cold for 24 hours. Flask like bottles are…

  • Do Amore create beautiful rings made from ethically sourced diamonds and gems and recycled precious metals.

  • SolarDrive is recognized for superior design and state of the art technology utilized in solar powered golf carts.

  • Belgian company Turbulent manufacture eco-friendly and fish-friendly water turbine systems. They can be installed in most rivers and canals generating energy in…

  • That’s A (Beeswax) Wrap are reusable, zero waste, biodegradable, 100% cotton beeswax wraps that provide trendy eco-friendly meal storage.

  • Indoor plants can energize small living spaces and purify the air. The Green Pet hydroponic planter automatically adjusts light and water for…

  • Brompton folding bikes are customized to suit individual riders. The collapsible features allow them to be folded and transported on trains…

  • Hanergy has just launched its Humbrella, a thin-film solar powered umbrella that will harness energy from the sun and provide up…

  • Sharp will soon release its latest home-use Cloud Storage Battery System, which can store solar electricity and low-priced night time electricity.…

  • The BioCup Art Series by BioPak are disposable cups made from paper sourced from sustainable plantations, lined with a bioplastic lining (PLA)…

  • The Eco Staple Free Stapler can fasten up to 4 pages without using metal staples. A tiny hole is punctured through paper,…

  • Treewise pencils are made from 100% recycled newspapers without using any toxic chemicals/polymers or plastic. Extra dark graphite writes smoothly and…

  • Earthpack can customize eco-friendly packaging for businesses in the form of innovative yet practical bags, boxes and specialty items. Most items…

  • VIG Technologies with LandVac/ Landglass manufactures tempered vacuum insulated glass which is long lasting, providing exceptional thermal and sound insulation with…

  • TerraCycle operates in over 20 different countries offering recycling solutions for nearly every type of waste imaginable including coffee capsules, pens…

  • Green Shoes have been listed in the top 15 shoemakers in the world for their ethical standards. The cottage company specialises…

  • Earthcycle Pulp Fibre Berry Boxes & Produce Packs protect berries, fruit and vegetables and feature increased air circulation for added freshness.…

  • Knauf Earthwool insulation products are designed specifically for roofs, ceilings, walls and under floors providing thermal insulation and exceptional acoustic performance.…

  • Stylish energy efficient Otis Gen2 elevators use cutting edge technology to recycle energy for use in other buildings, feature LED lighting and…

  • Haiku Passport Holders are water resistant and constructed from recycled plastic bottle materials. Also features protective RFID blocking technology.

  • SportsArt human powered fitness equipment incorporate micro-inverters that allow machines to harness kinetic energy produced during workouts to power gym equipment,…

  • Colourful hexagonal tiles designed by Form Us With Love are environmentally friendly, moisture and sound absorbent, and fire and water resistant. Made…

  • Sylvn Studio manufactures chic standing lamps and hanging lampshades that cast dreamlike shadows. Made from handcrafted recycled materials such as cardboard,…

  • A solar-powered flush toilet has been developed by Nishimu Electronics Industries in Japan that does not use water and decomposes excrement into…