Eat your fork: Edible cutlery maker looks to cut down on India’s plastics problem

In India, an entrepreneur has developed edible cutlery to reduce the 120 billion disposable utensils India currently tosses in the trash annually. Bakey’s, founded by...

Genomatica, Bio-Botanica partner in skin care

In San Diego, Genomatica has partnered with New York’s Bio-Botanica to create a line of botanical extracts using Genomatica’s Brontide butylene glycol. Brontide is a...

Mr. Potato Head to get sustainability makeover

In Rhode Island, ubiquitous toy brand Hasbro says it will begin using 30% biobased polyethylene terephthalate in its packaging, beginning in 2019. The company’s...

Sea sponge bacteria found to produce flame retardant

In California, researchers at the University of California-San Diego have discovered a bacteria on sea sponges that produces compounds close in composition to synthetic...

EU targets straw ban, but price hurdles remain

In the European Union, a number of plastic straw bans are poised to boost demand for plant-based solutions, although the high price of renewable...

Canadian researcher wins grant to study bug pheromones as pesticide

In Ottawa, Acadia University has received almost $3 million from the federal government to support research into using pheromones to manage pests that threaten...

Bad news: You may have eaten beaver butt secretions

United Kingdom tabloid The Sun recently published a roundup of common food ingredients with disconcerting origins, including beaver anal gland secretions and crushed beetles. According...

Biobased GOAAAAALS: World Cup soccer balls to include renewable rubber

In Brazil, ARLANXEO’s biobased ethylene-propylene-diene monomer rubber will be used in the official soccer balls used in next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. adidas...

Meal delivery gets greener with jute packaging

In New York City, meal delivery service Plated is replacing the plastic insulation liners used to ship its food kits with recycled jute sacks....

Ants away! California researchers develop seaweed-based ant bait

In California, scientists at the University of California at Riverside have developed an ant bait made out of seaweed. The hydrogel baits reduced populations of...

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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...