Doggos going green: Only Natural Pet introduces biobased packaging

In Colorado, Only Natural Pet has announced it will replace a third of its Mindful Meals dry dog food packaging with bioplastics based on...

Biocomposite boat takes sail

In Denmark, a boat manufacturer has designed and build a boat that is 80% renewable. Friedrich Johann Deimann, founder of GreenBoats, tells Composites Manufacturing that he sought...

Smartphone chargers get a green makeover

In California, a new tech startup has launched a line of eco-friendly smartphone chargers to improve the sustainability profile of the tech industry. The...

Baby food delivery company switches to plant-based cold-chain packaging

In San Francisco, an e-commerce baby food company has partnered with Vericool Inc for cold-chain packaging made from postconsumer plant fiber. Cold chain packaging...

Bio-on launches fashion materials business

In Bologna, biobased products company Bio-on has created a new business unit for bioplastics for the fashion and luxury products sectors. Dubbed Fashion Development Materials,...

Biobased adhesives remain a mixed bag

In Germany, Dr. Matthias Popp of the Fraunhofer IFAM tells European Coatings that biobased adhesives are growing in relevancy, but in some chemistries are far from...

If you like pina-coladas, you’ll love these silica nanoparticles

In Costa Rica, scientists at the country’s National Laboratory of Nanotechnology are extracting nanocellulose from the peel and stem of pineapples to produce materials...

North Carolina fertilizer startup has unlikely boy band roots

In North Carolina, a former Justin Timberlake-owned startup is seeing growing demand for its biobased fertilizers. Mirimichi Green was formed in by CEO Russ Britton...

Fast-fashion posterchild H&M struggles with sustainability

In Sweden, H&M Group has launched a number of initiatives aimed at improving its sustainability profile, but the impact of those programs are limited...

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,...

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Ecover’s new bottle rethinks ocean waste and plastic

In California, Ecover launched a new “Ecover Ocean Washing-Up Liquid Bottle” made from 50% plastic waste collected from the sea, waterways and shores of...

Light-regulating living biomaterial reacts to its environment

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New iLAB proposed to increase bioproduct materials

In Indonesia, the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) proposed the establishment of an integrated laboratory of bioproduct (iLAB) to increase economic value-added and create...