Vietnamese students create cassava flour-based bioplastic

In Vietnam, two students have developed a plastic bag replacement from cassava flour. Nguyen Cam Binh Minh and Nguyen Cam Kieu Khanh, students at...

Malaysia steps up biobased collaborations

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Partially renewable plastic retail cards set to hit UK market

In the United Kingdom, Thames Card Technology will soon be supplying gift, membership, loyalty, and hotel key cards made with partially renewable content and...

Dust-control polymers help make coal greener

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Sonae Arauco inks partnership with EcoSynthetix

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Univar, Hallstar expand renewable personal care ingredients distribution deal

In Europe, Univar has extended its exclusive distribution agreement in Italy with Hallstar to include  Spain, Portugal, Greece, France, and Benelux. The deal covers...

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In New York, “green” funerals for those that want to remain eco-friendly even in death are growing in popularity thanks to increased awareness and...

Seaweed-sowing ship under development in Norway

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Scottish startup turns langoustine shells into bioplastic

In Scotland, a biotech startup called CuanTec has developed a shelf-life-extending food wrapping for seafood made from the shells of langoustines. “The push towards elimination...

Indian entrepreneurs use local farm waste for food packaging

In India, three entrepreneurs are using German technology to produce biodegradable food packaging materials from local farm waste that would otherwise be burned. “We process...

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