Study shows Burt’s Bees skincare line better for sensitive skin than synthetic alternatives

In North Carolina, a study in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology has shown that the sensitive skincare products old by natural brand Burt’s Bees...

Middle school student invents disappearing straw from ice

In Ridgefield, Connecticut, sixth-grader Sophia Zezula won multiple awards for her sNOw straw, an environmentally-friendly alternative to plastic straws that is made out of...

Sailing competition pilots mushroom remediation technology

In Denmark, the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 recently concluded with an emphasis on improving the sports’ sustainability profile. Mycoremediation was one of this...

Summer school program tests lignin for metal ion removal

In Iowa, a project at the Cornell Summer Research Institute has used waste lignin to remediate metal ions in water. “I’m really excited about it...

UK’s catering industry has renewable food packaging options

In the United Kingdom, hospitality trade publication The Caterer has listed a number of renewable food packaging options to help its readers respond to...

LEGO letting go of petroleum-based blocks

In Denmark, the maker of ubiquitous LEGO-brand toy blocks launched its first items made from sugarcane-based polyethylene on August 1. The sustainable blocks are shaped...

Sticky situation: UK supermarket looks to combat gum waste with biodegradable alternative

In the United Kingdom, the Iceland chain of supermarkets has become the first in the country to stock Simply Gum, a New York-based producer...

Seafood waste could have second life as biodegradable diapers

In India, a team of chemists at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras have used chitosan—a component of seafood industry waste—along with citric acid...

Biobased sanitary pads startup add Ayurveda investor

In India, biodegradable sanitary pad startup Carmesis has raised Rs. 3.44 cr ($500,000) in a pre-series A funding. The round included investment from Samrath Bedi,...

South Korean convenience stores launch biobased to-go containers

In South Korea, two convenience stores have announced that they will switch to eco-friendly dosirak as the country works to reduce plastic waste. CU’s to-go...

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