Italian exhibition features “leather” dress made from wine waste

In Indonesia, a 70th anniversary celebration of Indonesia-Italy relations began with a science exhibition featuring a vegan leather dress made from Italy’s wine industry...

Oregon startup developing dissolvable plastic made out of algae

In Oregon, a startup founded by three University of Oregon students is developing dissolvable plastic made from brown algae. David Crinnion, Algotek’s cofounder and CEO,...

Biocomposites maker wins Canadian grant

In Canada, officials have announced an investment of $499,433 in Competitive Green Technologies, a company developing a nylon replacement made from biomass. The company, which...

Texas company launches red microalgae skincare line

In Texas, AlgEternal Technologies has introduced a new line of microalgae-based skin care products dubbed AlgAllure AlgaRiche. The line uses a patent-pending, proprietary marine red microalgae...

Deinove produces carotenoid at scale

In France, Deinove has successfully produced its first batch of renewable, fermentation-based carotenoids for cosmetics use. Scale-up was announced in December and was carried out...

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...

Shellfish-based packaging set to hit Scotland’s beer coolers

In Scotland, CuanTec says it is close to launching biodegradable beer packaging made from chitin, a material extracted from lobster shells and discarded by...

Tesco launches plant-based cleaning products line

In the United Kingdom, retail giant Tesco is launching its own range of budget-friendly, plant-based cleaning products. The decision comes after the supermarket and...

Finland furthers fiber foams

In Finland, VTT Technical Research Centre has added capacity at Jyväskylä for developing porous materials, insulation products, and nonwovens from natural fibers via foam...

Dead sea microorganism could be answer to plastics crisis

In Israel, researchers at the Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University have developed a biodegradable plastic using algae-digesting microorganism archaea isolated...

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PETA urges Levi’s to switch to vegan leather

In Virginia, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has called on the popular fashion brand Levi’s to replace the leather patch on...

Swede’s doctoral thesis features bioplastic from apple and orange waste

In Sweden, Veronika Bátori has developed a bioplastic using apple and orange waste as part of her doctoral thesis for Western Swedish University. Her work...

Bioplastic offers disposability amid India’s plastic bans

In Nagpur, India, chemical engineer Poonam Dixit has launched EnsaBio, a bioplastic made from vegetable starch and other renewable materials that can be used...