Vancouver company launches “Plant Shoe”

In Vancouver, Native Shoes has introduced The Plant Shoe, a sneaker that is biodegradable, vegan, and can be composted. The launch is a step...

DEINOVE advances first ingredient to commercial launch

In France, industrial biotechnology firm DEINOVE is set to commence production of its first carotenoid for cosmetics and nutrition applications. DEINOVE’s fermentation platform has...

Alternative leather producer wins European circular economy award

In Estonia, Gelatex Technologies has won the 2019 Green Alley Award for its leather alternative made from gelatine, a waste material from the meat...

Swedes look to forests for textiles innovation

In Sweden, scientists at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås have made a dress entirely out of paper in an effort to promote...

North Dakota State University to join CB2 bioplastics university network

North Dakota State University has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant and will become among the university locations for the Center for Bioplastics...

Birkenstock boosts biobased content

In Germany, Birkenstock, a shoe brand known for its popularity with nature lovers, is expanding its vegan line of sandals to over 60 styles...

London locates second “fatberg”

In London, another giant ball of garbage—congealed together by decades worth of discarded fats and oils—has been found clogging the city’s sewer. The latest “fatberg”...

2018 was the Year of the Sustainable Shopper

In New York, market research firm Nielsen has dubbed 2018 the year of the sustainable shopper with almost half of US consumers characterizing themselves...

Finnish partnership yields solar-powered biochemical production process

In Finland, a joint study by the University of Turku and VTT Technical Research Centre has developed an improved method for producing biobased hydrogen...

AkzoNobel announces finalists for Imagine Chemistry challenge

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel has announced the 20 finalists for its Imagine Chemistry Initiative, which aims to identify sustainability solutions to the company’s chemistry...

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Clumsy consumers can still be eco-friendly with plant-based iPhone case

In California, mobile tech company Incipio launched a line of biobased iPhone cases at the landmark electronics show CES 2020. Dubbed Organicore, the cases...

Live Más (and green): Taco Bell considering fiber packaging

In California, late-night Mexican mainstay Taco Bell has released new sustainability commitments that include greener packaging options. Specifically, the company has pledged to make all...

Perdue to use biobased foam to package chicken

In Maryland, chicken giant Perdue Farms is beginning to use biodegradable, cornstarch-based foam for e-commerce shipments. Green Cell Foam, produced by Michigan’s KTM Industries,...