Edible cutlery makes inroads at the dinner table

In India, a company that has made edible spoons from rice, millet, and wheat for six years is crowdfunding its first mass production plant. Bakey’s,...

Supermarket chain embraces renewable packaging

In New York, popular supermarket chain Wegman’s is taking steps to improve the sustainability of its packaging, including replacing paper and plastic materials with...

British coffee chains testing eucalyptus-based cups

In the United Kingdom, Biome Bioplastics says it has developed the first compostable and recyclable coffee cup and lid made from eucalyptus. The outer layer...

Eat your peas, then make a bioplastic flowerpot

In Italy, vegetable residue from legumes like peas, beans, and lentils are being transformed into bioplastics by LEGUVAL, a European Union-funded consortium of plastics...

Ashland acquires Pharmachem Laboratories for $660 million

In Kentucky, Ashland Global Holdings has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Pharmachem Laboratories, a producer of custom and branded nutritional and fragrance products...

Monaco cosmetics ingredient firm introduces natural photoprotective active

In Monaco, cosmetics actives maker Exysmol has launched a new photoprotective biomolecule that meets formulators’ needs for anti-aging, sun protection, and anti-pollution claims. Exysmol’s communication...

Skincare brands increasingly adopt probiotics

Bacteria—once shunned from skincare products—are increasingly welcome in facial creams, serums and cleansers thanks to new thinking that “friendly” probiotics help to increase the...

Reebok targets corn-based kicks

In the United States, sneaker giant Reebok has launched an initiative to manufacture athletic footwear from natural materials such as organic cotton and rubber...

Toyota owners smell a rat, sue over rodent damage to soy-based wires

In California, Toyota owners have filed a class action lawsuit against Toyota over claims the car company’s soy-based wire insulation is being chewed by...

Kiwi company makes food packaging from wheat

In New Zealand, Innocent Packaging is producing food packaging made from wheat waste in an effort to make the country’s burgeoning food delivery services...

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