Vegan deodorant boasts over 100,000 armpits served

In the Netherlands, a vegan cosmetics firm has launched a line of deodorants it claims will be a “revolution for the planet and your...

Corbion, Delft University crack the code for self-healing concreate

In the Netherlands, Corbion has launched a renewable copolymer for adhesion or controlled release. Dubbed SENTIALL, one of the first applications being pursued is...

Mushroom-root Styrofoam replacement wins Lebanon Student Startup competition

In Lebanon, a team from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik is set to compete in a global competition for $1 million in seed capital...

London designers establish “Shellworks” to convert seafood waste into bioplastic

In London, four designers at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College have invented a process to convert lobster and crab shells into...

Futamura and Biome Bioplastics partner to create biodegradable, multilayer food packaging

In the United Kingdom, Futamura has partnered with Biome Bioplastics to evaluate biobased, compostable multilayer films for dry food packaging. The films combine Biome’s biodegradable...

UK company debuts biodegradable food packaging

In the United Kingdom, Jem Packaging has launched biodegradable food packaging, trade-named Just Earth Materials, after six years of development. The line includes water-resistant...

Biomanufacturing hub planned for University of Manchester

In the United Kingdom, the University of Manchester has been given £10 million from the government to establish a biomanufacturing research center. The Future Biomanufacturing...

Kiwi fisherman and brewer team up on bioplastic

In New Zealand, a fisherman is working to create a biodegradable alternative to plastic using beer waste. Mohi Healey, a deckhand on a factory...

Designer’s bacteria-infused knitting loom evokes “multi-actor fabrication”

In London, designer Bastian Beyer is using bacteria to solidify knitted materials into room elements such as spatial dividers and shading features. More specifically, Beyer’s...

Squid-inspired fibers eyed as microplastics solution

In Pennsylvania, Penn state researcher Melik Demirel is working on biosynthetic textiles inspired by squid that could cut down on the amount of microplastics...

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PETA urges Levi’s to switch to vegan leather

In Virginia, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has called on the popular fashion brand Levi’s to replace the leather patch on...

Swede’s doctoral thesis features bioplastic from apple and orange waste

In Sweden, Veronika Bátori has developed a bioplastic using apple and orange waste as part of her doctoral thesis for Western Swedish University. Her work...

Bioplastic offers disposability amid India’s plastic bans

In Nagpur, India, chemical engineer Poonam Dixit has launched EnsaBio, a bioplastic made from vegetable starch and other renewable materials that can be used...