Sustainable textile wins NatGeo award

In New York, Fashion Institute of technology student Asta Skocir was among four winners of National Geographic’s Chasing Genius competition for AlgiKnit, an algae-based...

Evolva nabs US contract for Zika-battling nootkatone

In the United States, Evolva has been awarded a government contract to advance its fermentation-based nootkatone for the control of mosquito-born diseases such as...

Skincare dos and don’ts from a botanical chemist

In Australia, Annabelle Personeni, a botanical chemist with A’kin, discussed what natural ingredients, consumers should look for in their skincare products with Australian Journal of...

600 liters of biodegradable paint transform Swiss mountainside into a canvas

In Switzerland, an artist has used 600 liters of biodegradable paint to create a massive work of art on a mountain above Montreux. “A Story...

Bath time just got more sustainable

In Brazil, Braskem’s biobased polyethylene will be used as packaging for Buhbli Organics’ Himalayan Bath Salts for sale at Walmart stores in the United...

Swedish outdoor apparel brand launches 100% biobased coat

In Sweden, outdoor apparel brand Tierra has launched a jacket made 100% from biobased materials. Dubbed Deterra, the jacket’s exterior fabric is made of...

IKEA innovation lab explores microalgae for food

In Copenhagen, IKEA’s Space10 innovation lab and three young architects have built a “food-producing architecture pavilion” consisting of a microalgae-growing bioreactor. The 4-meter high dome,...

Potato starch resin maker joins AMERIPEN

In Idaho, potato starch-based resin additive company BiologiQ has joined The American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, a trade group advocating for packaging...

Swedes look to valorize lignin

In Sweden, University of Borås researchers are investigating ways to extract and refine lignin from wheat straw for use in industrial applications. Lignocellulosic ethanol plants...

Corn-based utensils booted from compost heap

In Oregon, Republic Services has banned corn-based silverware and cups made by a local company from its compost collection services because they don’t break...

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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...