Architecture student develops eco-friendly bricks

In Spain, architecture student Shreyas More has developed eco-friendly bricks suitable for construction using charcoal and loofah. Charcoal is particularly interesting in construction materials because...

Georgia company to launch PHA-based straws

In Singapore, Georgia-based RWDC Industries has launched a biobased plastic, which will first be used in drinking straws in the local market. Dubbed Solon, Georgia-based...

Biobased tech among water forum showcase

In London, innovations featured at the BlueTech Forum, a water technology conference, included several solutions employing biobased products. Water technologies include micropollutant detection, decentralized wastewater...

Kiwi fisherman invents stone-based toilet paper

In New Zealand, a fisherman/entrepreneur fresh off inventing a biodegradable beer cup is gearing up to launch his second eco-friendly product: stone-based toilet paper. Mohi...

Algae company finds traction in footwear markets

In Mississippi, Algix is converting microalgae to a polymer that is gaining big-name customers in the shoe industry. Dubbed Bloom Foam, the company collects algae...

Student sanitary napkin startup wins $10,000

In Canada, a group of students at the University of Alberta has been awarded $10,000 to convert hemp waste into biodegradable menstrual pads. Hempact, the...

Japanese snack company to launch barley straws

In Japan, a food processing business plans to launch straws made from six-row barley in July as the country contends with plastics pollution, particularly...

Seed pens replace plastic and provide livelihood to disabled villagers in India

In Kerala, a business set up to produce seed-conveying biodegradable pens is also providing employment to people living with disabilities. “My pen replaces plastic and...

$2.1-million biobased bag and cutlery plant planned for Hyderabad

In Hyderabad, Singapore’s Eaglesford and Biogreen are looking to build a facility to produce biodegradable bags and cutlery from starch and other raw materials...

EU plastic ban could mean big business for Polish edible plate maker

In Poland, a producer of biodegradable—and edible—plates and cutlery has scaled up to about 15 million pieces a year and is poised for even...

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