A look back at 2018’s most significant eco-friendly packaging stories

In Chicago, Green Package magazine has ranked its top 10 stories of 2018, and not surprisingly efforts by governments, retailers, and corporations to reduce...

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...

China marathon goes green with maize straw water cups

In China, the upcoming Xiamen Marathon will use water cups made from maize straw as race organizers in partnership with the United Nations Environment...

Farm bill opens door to hemp plastic startup

In the United States, passage of the US farm bill, which legalizes the cultivation of hemp on the federal level, is poised to increase...

Seventh Generation looks beyond home cleaning

In the United Kingdom, Unilever’s sustainability-focused cleaning products brand Seventh Generation is working to “democratize” green cleaning by introducing products for the institutional cleaning...

UK farm magazine swaps plastic for potato-plastic in its postage

In the United Kingdom, a farming magazine will use potato waste to produce postal sleeves. The magazine wrap for British Farmer & Grower, a publication...

India’s fast food industry looks to combat plastic waste with biobased alternatives

In India, restaurateur Rohit Aggarwal is offering biobased cutlery and takeaway packaging at 145 of his Lite Bite Foods locations to reduce plastic waste...

British veggie burgers get green packaging makeover

In England, supermarket chain Iceland Foods has launched plastic-free packaging for its No Bull veggie burgers. The product uses a cellulose “window” made from wood...

Oak Ridge researchers crack 3D printing lignin challenge

In Tennessee, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a 3D printing material that makes use of waste lignin. The breakthrough came by using...

Zymergen raises whopping $400 million

In California, microbe engineering firm Zymergen has raised $400 million to advance its custom software and lab automation offering to the industrial biotechnology industry. To...

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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...