The August 2022 eco round-up definitely spotlights many vehicles and material innovations that will allow individuals to embrace more sustainable lifestyles in their day-to-day. For example, designers Lea Haats, Erik Mantz-Hansen, and Konstantin Wolf aimed to revolutionize public transport with the Abacus Electric Tram—a concept that was selected as one of the finalists for Dezeen’s Future Mobility Competition powered by Arrival. Researchers at ETH Zurich, on the other hand, created HiRes Concrete Slab—a contoured ceiling designed to save on energy use. A plastic-free COVID-19 rapid test is also among the innovations featured in the August 2022 eco round-up.
Packaging continues to be a focus for many consumer brands who are looking to diminish their impact on the planet. Examples in this month’s round-up include a biodegradable gummy tube, foldable biodegradable cups, recycled shipping material bags, and no packaging at all which is always an aim of beloved skincare brand Lush.