Fast Company has just released a list of the 10 most innovative companies in consumer products. It looks like eco-friendly is the name of the game- almost all of the winners boast recyclable materials or energy-reduction capabilities. What brands do you see in our region that are emulating this approach?
The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Products
01 / Nissan
For creating the Leaf, the first mass-market electric car.
02 / Nike >>
For its mix of sports, style, and yes, plastic bottles. Nike developed 2010 World Cup jerseys for 10 countries/teams from discarded plastic bottles scavenged from Japanese and Taiwanese landfill sites. The bottles were melted down to produce a yarn for fabric for the jerseys.
03 / Samsung >>
For transforming itself into a steady source of cutting-edge electronics. Samsung has rolled out new and sophisticated options for kitchen appliances, including the Samsung FTQ307 induction range, which features a three-fan convection oven and warming drawer, and the Samsung RF4287, which features a flexible middle drawer that can help save energy usually lost to people (especially kids) opening the entire fridge and hanging in the doorway.
04 / Dyson
For continuing to rethink urban appliances