Waste-to-plastics maker raises £1.2 million

In London, bioplastics maker Teysha Technologies has raised £1.2 million (US$1.5 million). The funding was achieved on the Angel Investment Network, an online angel...

Indian “Packman” entrepreneur fights plastic waste

In India, Packman Packaging is using corn-based bags to help fight Southeast Asia’s plastics waste crisis. Gaurav Jalan founded the company 30 years ago and...

DMC Biotechnologies wins National Science Foundation grant

In Colorado, DMC Biotechnologies, Inc., a company developing biobased chemicals, has been awarded $500,000 from the National Science Foundation. The Small Business Innovation Research Phase...

Eastman, NB coatings partner on bioplastics for auto applications

In Tennessee, Eastman Chemical has partnered with NB coatings to use Eastman’s Trēva biobased engineering plastic in interior automotive painted surfaces. Trēva can meet the...

Amyris submits regulatory review for undisclosed nutritional ingredient

In California, biobased chemical producer Amyris says it is set to submit regulatory filings for an undisclosed health and nutrition ingredient. The nature of the...

Kanye adds algae foam to latest line of Yeezy-brand kicks

In New York City, outspoken rapper, preacher, business mogul and Kardashian spouse Kanye West has launched a new line of sneakers under his Yeezy...

Newest Bond flick gets a green makeover Newest Bond flick gets a green makeover

In Hollywood, California, the latest Bond production—No Time to Die—is giving the long-standing spy series an eco-friendly and socially conscience makeover. According to the Daily...

Seaweed-based condiment packets expand in London

In the United Kingdom, mayonnaise mainstay Hellman’s, takeaway service Just Eat, and seaweed sachets producer Notpla have partnered to reduce plastic waste. In a trial...

PETA calls on Queen to ditch fur for good

In the United Kingdom, PETA has requested the queen swap out the fur in her ceremonial robes for faux fur. The call to royal...

Sri Lanka’s Eco Maximus converts elephant poop to fancy paper

In Sri Lanka, Eco Maximus is converting elephant poop into paper for upscale stationary.  Thusita Ranasinghe founded the company two decades ago and has...

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Functional fungus: Designers tinker with mycelium to produce furniture, paneling

In the United Kingdom, the Financial Times has profiled several designers who are using mycelium as raw material. Sebastian Cox of Kent got the idea...

Michelin joins biobased adhesive project

In France, tire giant Michelin is part of a $30.9-million project to develop a powerful, biobased adhesive over the next six years. Dubbed the...

3D-printed bioplastics used to study coral reef complexity

In Fiji, an embattled reef is getting new life thanks to biobased, 3D printed artificial coral developed at the University of Delaware. Led by Associate...