Big or small, every change matters when making our planet a better place. And this goes beyond the individual, too. Luckily, as the mindset of consumers shifts towards eco-friendly thinking, more and more businesses are implementing "green" innovations in the way they go about things. From cigarette butt-recycling postal pouches to simple product packaging, Bored Panda has compiled a list of pics, proving that we, the Earth, really do have a bright future.

#1

The Cafe At My Closest Beach Gives Free Drinks To People Who Collect A Bucket Of Litter From The Beach

The Cafe At My Closest Beach Gives Free Drinks To People Who Collect A Bucket Of Litter From The Beach

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#2

Pen Made Of Recycled Water Bottles Casts A Shadow Of A Water Bottle

Pen Made Of Recycled Water Bottles Casts A Shadow Of A Water Bottle

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#3

Turns Out My Pencil Is Made Of Recycled Newspaper

Turns Out My Pencil Is Made Of Recycled Newspaper

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#4

Instead Of Using Paint For This Parking Lot, This Is How The “Lines” Are Created. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Instead Of Using Paint For This Parking Lot, This Is How The “Lines” Are Created. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

TheNeptunian Report

#5

An Easy Way To Recycle Old Mascara Wands

An Easy Way To Recycle Old Mascara Wands

Please do NOT throw away your mascara wands. Instead, clean JUST THE WAND with Dawn liquid soap, place them in a ziploc bag and mail them to a Wildlife Refuge accepting donations.

These little wands are able to be upcycled to clean away oil, larvae, fly eggs, mites, infections, mud and other contaminants from wildlife. Works great for medical care and wound treatment.

Mail to: Appalachian Wildlife Refuge P.O. Box 1211 Skyland NC 28776

marilynbmonroe Report

#6

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o. Report

#7

Carlsberg Using Glue To Make Six Packs Instead Of Plastic

Carlsberg Using Glue To Make Six Packs Instead Of Plastic

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#8

Got An Event Bracelet That Can Be Planted

Got An Event Bracelet That Can Be Planted

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#9

I Found A Hidden Message When I Ripped The Paper Off This Ramen Pot

I Found A Hidden Message When I Ripped The Paper Off This Ramen Pot

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#10

An Ice Cream Cup Made Of Banana Leaves

An Ice Cream Cup Made Of Banana Leaves

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#11

My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe Bananas For Cheap With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag

My Grocery Store Started Selling Overripe Bananas For Cheap With A Recipe For Banana Bread On The Bag

WholesomeSwissCheese Report

#12

This Notebook Is Made Of Stone

This Notebook Is Made Of Stone

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#13

You Can Charge This Battery With A Micro USB

You Can Charge This Battery With A Micro USB

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#14

Refill Station At Simon Fraser University, Canada

Refill Station At Simon Fraser University, Canada

LexOtterly Report

#15

This Cup Is Made From Plant Starch, Not Plastic

This Cup Is Made From Plant Starch, Not Plastic

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#16

My 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

My 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

ImFreakingAlefi Report

#17

This Makes Me Incredibly Happy, And More Inclined To Shop Here More Often

This Makes Me Incredibly Happy, And More Inclined To Shop Here More Often

MattehPee Report

#18

Recycled Cardboard Used As An Alternative To Bubble Wrap

Recycled Cardboard Used As An Alternative To Bubble Wrap

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#19

My University Makes Notepads Out Of The Recycled Paper And Hands Them Out To The Students

My University Makes Notepads Out Of The Recycled Paper And Hands Them Out To The Students

UrBrotherJoe Report

#20

Single-Use Cutlery And Straws From Avocado Seeds

Single-Use Cutlery And Straws From Avocado Seeds

Recently, Mexican company BioFase released single-use cutlery and straws that biodegrade in 240 days. The company collects avocado seeds from companies who process avocados to make guacamole or oil.

BioFase Report

#21

This Super Market Had Tiny Paper Bags Instead Of Plastic Containers To Reduce Waste

This Super Market Had Tiny Paper Bags Instead Of Plastic Containers To Reduce Waste

treanegno Report

#22

Every Day After Closing, This Local Bakery Leaves Out A Bag Of Their Unsold Pastries That People Can Take From Freely Instead Of Throwing Them Away And Make Unnecessary Waste

Every Day After Closing, This Local Bakery Leaves Out A Bag Of Their Unsold Pastries That People Can Take From Freely Instead Of Throwing Them Away And Make Unnecessary Waste

AmazingJesusChris Report

#23

This Japanese Toilet Refills Through A Sink In The Top So You Can Rinse Your Hands And Re-Use The Water

This Japanese Toilet Refills Through A Sink In The Top So You Can Rinse Your Hands And Re-Use The Water

Flupsy Report

#24

You Bike To Keep The Outlet Going, To Recharge Your Devices

You Bike To Keep The Outlet Going, To Recharge Your Devices

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#25

The Bowling Alley In My Neighbourhood Tore Up Old Lanes And Used Them To Renovate The Washrooms

The Bowling Alley In My Neighbourhood Tore Up Old Lanes And Used Them To Renovate The Washrooms

JohnYoungMVP Report

#26

My Local Coffee Shop Gives Free Compost Made From Their Used Coffee Grounds

My Local Coffee Shop Gives Free Compost Made From Their Used Coffee Grounds

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#27

I Bought A Pack Of Cigarettes And They Came With A Postage Paid Recycling Pouch

I Bought A Pack Of Cigarettes And They Came With A Postage Paid Recycling Pouch

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#28

My Shoes Came With A “Handle” Rather Than Being Packed In A One Time Use Bag

My Shoes Came With A “Handle” Rather Than Being Packed In A One Time Use Bag

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#30

Disposable Bowl Made Out Of Nothing But Three Pressed Leaves, Sturdy Despite Being Fastened Together With Just A Small Bamboo Pin. Used By Street Food Vendors In India

Disposable Bowl Made Out Of Nothing But Three Pressed Leaves, Sturdy Despite Being Fastened Together With Just A Small Bamboo Pin. Used By Street Food Vendors In India

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#31

A New Question Is Up On Our Cigarette Voting Bin On Villiers Street

A New Question Is Up On Our Cigarette Voting Bin On Villiers Street

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#32

The Water Taps At This Cafe Drip Onto Plants To Not Waste Water

The Water Taps At This Cafe Drip Onto Plants To Not Waste Water

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#33

They Had A Bike At My School To Blend A Smoothie That They Were Handing Out At Lunch

They Had A Bike At My School To Blend A Smoothie That They Were Handing Out At Lunch

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#34

This Coffee Cup Is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds

This Coffee Cup Is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds

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#35

Eco-Friendly Eggs Packaging

Eco-Friendly Eggs Packaging

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#36

This Steel Gate Made Up Of Pliers

This Steel Gate Made Up Of Pliers

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#37

This Office Is Made Up Of Old Shipping Containers

This Office Is Made Up Of Old Shipping Containers

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#38

This Sketchbook Made From Real Recycled Circuit Boards

This Sketchbook Made From Real Recycled Circuit Boards

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#39

My New Dentist Has Their Forms Laminated To Reduce Paper Waste By Simply Plugging In And Wiping Off

My New Dentist Has Their Forms Laminated To Reduce Paper Waste By Simply Plugging In And Wiping Off

kaconal Report

#40

Resealable Cans Of Water

Resealable Cans Of Water

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#41

The Paper Tag Attached To My New Pan Can Be Planted To Grow Herbs

The Paper Tag Attached To My New Pan Can Be Planted To Grow Herbs

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#42

My School Fights Littering By Installing Basketball Hoops Above Trash Cans

My School Fights Littering By Installing Basketball Hoops Above Trash Cans

Oltarus Report

#43

This Bag Of Old/Stained Face Towels Have Been Re-Used As “Rags” At This Hotel

This Bag Of Old/Stained Face Towels Have Been Re-Used As “Rags” At This Hotel

SlipperyPockets Report

#44

This Sink Counter At A Brewery Is Made With Recycled Beer Bottles

This Sink Counter At A Brewery Is Made With Recycled Beer Bottles

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#45

The Beach I’m At Has A List Of Commonly Found Garbage And How Long It Takes For It To Decompose

The Beach I’m At Has A List Of Commonly Found Garbage And How Long It Takes For It To Decompose

TookMeEonsToMakeThis Report

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