Sustainable kitty litter brand set to expand distribution

In Miami, a sustainable kitty litter firm has entered into a partnership that will get it distributed in more than 4,500 independent retailers in...

Samyang plans isosorbide plant

In South Korea, Samyang is planning to build a renewable isosorbide manufacturing facility with capacity to produce 10,000 tons per year. "This year we will...

Tokyo Tech researchers report bioplastic catalyst breakthrough

In Tokyo, scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a catalyst for oxidizing 5-hydroxymethyl furfural, a key step in making the bioplastic polyethylene...

Indian oil companies support biodegradable feminine hygiene initiative

In India, several leading oil marketing companies have partnered to build manufacturing centers for biodegradable sanitary napkins. The centers, to be opened in Odisha, will...

Potato waste fiberboard alternative addresses furniture industry waste

In London, two designers are using waste potato peels to produce Chip Board, an eco-friendly alternative to medium-density fiberboard. MDF is commonly used to produce...

‘Tis the season: UK researchers find use for discarded Christmas trees

In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of Sheffield say they have developed a way to convert old Christmas trees into products such...

Get a smoother beard with hemp-based oils

In Poland, Herbs & Hydro has launched a hemp-based beard oil that will be the first in a line of men’s hemp health and...

Ranking 2018’s most compelling green tech innovations

In Australia, online lifestyle publication eco warrior princess has ranked the best green technology innovations launched in 2018, and renewable and circular economy products...

India eyes bioplastics as pollution woes mount

In India, the number of bioplastics manufacturers is growing rapidly as the populous country scrambles to curb plastics pollution, but local manufacturing is needed...

Amyris inks nutritional products royalty deal

In California, Amyris has signed a long-term agreement with China’s Xinfu for a significant initial payment and a long-term minimum annual share of an...

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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...