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8+ Smart Ideas That Just Might Change The World

Protecting our environment has been on the minds of many these days as pollution and the world population is on the rise. We can all make small changes in our every day lives to help the environment and contribute to some positive change.

Just by implementing a few smart and eco-friendly ideas we can prove to everyone that our environment's future can still be bright.

1. Pen Made Of Recycled Water Bottles

Reddit | Tyler__Harris

This pen that's made of recycled water bottles reminds you of this very fact when it casts a water bottle shadow. Wow.

2. Eco-Friendly Drinking Straws

Reddit | pootislordftw

There's absolutely no reason to use plastic straws anymore when there are more eco-friendly options like stainless steel or this straw made from bamboo.

3. Grass Parking Lines

Reddit | TheNeptunian

Instead of using paint for this parking lot, this is how the “lines” are created at this Kailua-Kona, Hawaii parking lot. That's really forward-thinking.

4. Eco-Friendly Vegetable Packaging

Reddit | Falino

Wouldn't it be amazing if every grocery store thought of such creative ideas to package their produce instead of providing plastic or even paper bags?

5. No More Bubble Wrap

Reddit | bunzler

Who knew there was a better way to use something instead of bubble wrap for all your packing purposes? Say hello to recycled cardboard.

6. No Water Wasted Here

Reddit | ali_the_camper

This hand dryer is incorporated with the handwash station so water isn't being dropped onto the floor. That's such an interesting and eco-friendly design.

7. This Notebook

Reddit | sparaticRyan

What's special about this notebook, you ask? Turns out it's made out of real recycled circuit boards. Whoa, what a gift for a computer nerd. Huh?

8. Fettucine Stir Sticks

Reddit | haleybarth

This forward-thinking coffee shop is providing uncooked pieces of fettuccini as an eco-friendly alternative for plastic or wooden stir sticks. That's so awesome. Isn't it?

9. Notebook Made Of Stone

Reddit | Lando24

Check this out, this notebook is not made of paper but out of actual stone. What? Indeed it is. Moses would be so proud.

10. Eco-Friendly Pencil

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This pencil has seeds on the tip, so when it's too small to use it you can plant it and a tree will grow out of it.

11. Eco-Friendly Hotel Mini Bar Option

Reddit | hukeleater

This hotel in Portland, Oregon offers $5 off your mini bar for every day you choose not to get your room cleaned. Bottoms up!

12. Solar-Powered Bike Path

Inhabitat

Creators in Poland developed a bike path that's entirely illuminated by a synthetic material that lights up after it’s charged by sunlight. Yay for my homeland.

13. Eco-Friendly Ice Cream Cup

Reddit | hey_imKramer

Why even use paper or plastic to serve delicious ice cream when you can serve it up in a cup made from actual banana leaves?

It's amazing to see what cool and awesome ideas can be created when people put their heads together.

If we keep thinking like this we can actually start fixing things.