Clay-based packaging extends shelf-life

In Turkey, tests have demonstrated that a film made from polyethylene and tiny “tubes” of clay were found to extend the shelf-life of tomatoes. A...

Beauty care lowdown: Is natural really better?

In Canada, debate is growing over whether products designated as natural or organic are actually safer and more effective. “When I hear people say that...

Bensly sees London, France, and sustainable underpants

In Los Angeles, menswear brand Bensly is using eucalyptus-based Tencel fabric to produce T-shirts and boxers. Bensly says its products are “softer than silk, more...

Myth Busted: Biodegradable polymers are biodegradable

In Germany, researchers at the University of Bayreuth have tested the biodegradability of common polymers in both fresh and seawater. Led by Amir Reza Bagheri,...

Evolva readies itself for “product-driven” transformation

In Switzerland, Evolva is forecasting a big jump in product sales as it readies two major product launches for 2018. EverSweet, a zero-calorie stevia sweetener...

Recent World Congress reveals stagnation

In Massachusetts, Lux Research outlined the central themes from the recent World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, many of which highlighted the inherent challenges of...

High-tech elite love castor bean oil kicks

In San Francisco, the latest trend among venture capitalists and entrepeneurs is AllBird, a loafer made of wool and castor bean oil. New York Times...

Bamboo silk offers sutainable textile alternative in India

In India, deigner/conservationist Madhu Jain is launching a textile she calls Bamboo-Silk Ikat, which is inspired by the fabric traditions of Indonesia, Uzbekistan, and...

Zimbabwe eyes industrial biotech

Zimbabwe will host its second technical meeting on industrial biotechnology as the country aims to increase its use of renewable raw materials. The meeting will...

New Jersey couple looks to kickstart leaf-based disposable tableware

In New Jersey, the husband and wife team behind 4eSync is launching a line of disposable tableware made from the leaves of the Arecanut...

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