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...

Turkey looks to get back into the hemp game

In Turkey, President Erdoğan is eyeing a return to industrial hemp production for the nation and has raised the issue of expanding cannabis planting...

South African party cup company goes green with switch to biobased

In South Africa, entrepreneur Luvuyo Ndiki is launching biodegradable cups made from sugarcane and corn starch. Ndiki, who previously sold the red plastic cups that...

Biobased solvent enables graphene breakthrough

In the United Kingdom, the University of Manchester has used Circa Group’s biobased solvent Cyrene to produce the highest-quality graphene ink ever achieved. According to...

Be green and prevent cracked screens with biobased phone cases

In the UK, men’s magazine GQ British has compiled a list of eco-friendly phone cases to help its readers “channel their inner Attenborough.” While not...

Porsche introduces race car with hemp body

In Germany, Porsche is using hemp within the body of one of its race cars. Porsche’s 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport uses a composite made from...

Iran eyes biobased, “nano-mulch” to prevent dust storms

In Iran, scientists are developing “nano-mulch” made from sugarcane extract that helps combat the region’s devastating dust storms. The product, developed by researchers at...

Transparent wood, cigarette butt bricks top sustainable construction breakthroughs

In the United Kingdom, renewable solutions are helping the construction industry—the cause of nearly half of the country’s carbon emissions—become a little greener. Planning...

Bioplastic earns top science fair prize for teen scientist

In California, young scientist Jacqueline Prawira has won a top award at the BROADCOM Masters science fair for her bioplastics made from paper, cotton,...

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Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

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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...