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EcoWatch featured many innovative products this year that help consumers reduce their impact on the Earth. Here are the top 10 coolest eco products of 2015:

1. Solar-Powered Beach Mat

Solar-powered beach mat charges your phone and keeps your drink cold. Photo credit: Beachill Mattress / Instagram
This solar-powered beach mat charges your phone and keeps your drink cold. Photo credit: Beachill Mattress

Powered by a five-watt solar panel and a built-in thermal fridge, the Beachill waterproof mat lets beach-goers keep their drinks cold and their portable devices charged while making minimal impact on the environment.

2. Athletic Shoes Made From Ocean Waste

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Adidas unveiled the concept for a shoe made from ocean waste and 3D-printed recycled polyester in conjunction with the COP21 Paris Climate Talks. Photo credit: Adidas

The athletic clothing company Adidas announced the concept for a shoe wherein the upper part is made with ocean plastic and the midsole is 3D-printed using recycled polyester and gillnets, a wall of netting used to catch fish. The concept was unveiled in conjunction with the COP21 Paris climate talks. A company spokesperson said there’s no timeline for when the shoe will be mass-produced.

However, another one of their concept shoes, which contains yarns and filaments reclaimed from ocean waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets, will be available for purchase in select stores in April 2016.

3. Solar-Powered “Farm From a Box”

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Farm from a Box is a modified shipping container with a built-in WiFi, irrigation system, solar panels, weather tracking devices, batteries and more. Photo credit: Farm from a Box

Farm from a Box is a complete, small-scale farming toolkit that includes everything you need to produce your own food.

Each box comes in 10-, 20- and 40-foot units and includes a photovoltaic system, off-grid inverter, a transformer and distribution box, and deep-cycle batteries for energy storage. The array is backed up by a 3,000-watt generator.

The kit is equipped with high-efficiency LED lighting, secured storage, a mobile charging area, Wi-Fi and a remote monitoring solution. Oh, and seeds and farming tools of course. Each unit is capable of producing crops for one hectare of land (about 2.47 acres).

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