Vegan brand uses dried flowers, seaweed fiber for clothing

In California, vegan clothing label PANGAIA has launched a line of vegan “down” jackets which swaps goose feathers for dried wildflowers as insulation. The...

UK’s Teysha Technologies develops viable biobased substitute for polycarbonate

In the United Kingdom, Teysha Technologies has developed a natural alternative to the ubiquitous thermoplastic polycarbonate. Dubbed AggiePol, the material is made from starch...

Fashion forward: Birla launches new cellulose-based fabric

In India, Birla Cellulose has added a new sustainable fabric to its cellulose-based fiber line. Dubbed Livaeco, the fabric uses cellulose sourced from certified forests,...

In India, startups look to improve air quality by finding uses for crop waste

In India, startups are looking to create products that use farmers’ crop residues to reduce air pollution from agro-waste burning. Up to 20 million...

Chilean designer creates algae-based bioplastic

In Chile, designer Margarita Talep has developed a single-use plastic from algae and dyes extracted from blueberries, purple cabbage, beetroot, and carrot. Talep boils red...

Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

In Canada, fast food mainstay A&W Canada has unveiled a sculpture outside of Toronto’s Union Station to commemorate the end of its plastic-straw use....

Proper rubbish! British newspaper switches to potato-based wrapping

In the UK, daily newspaper Guardian is switching its print issue to biodegradable wrapping made from potato waste at the urging of readers concerned...

Hemp makes inroads in India

In India, eco-conscious consumers are driving interest in hemp-based products for markets such as textiles, skincare, and packaging. According to Times of India, the global...

Renewable insulation materials company raises $22.5 million in Series B

In Virginia, sustainable packaging company TemperPack has closed a $22.5-million Series B financing. The company manufactures jute-based insulation materials, dubbed ClimaCell, that can replace single-use...

Popular salad chain considering biodegradable bowls, composting programs

In New York, salad bar mainstay Just Salad is expanding its sustainability efforts, including naming a new Chief Sustainability Offer and plans to switch...

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Upstate New York eyed as potential “Silicon Valley” for hemp

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Guns go green with biobased bullet wadding

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