Is natural always better? Johnson & Johnson dares to speak sense and science

In New Jersey, baby care giant Johnson & Johnson demonstrated corporate courage when it released a promotional video that makes a bold claim: natural...

Hemp takes root in the EU

In Europe, a European Union-funded project is making headway on improving the quality of hemp and advancing its adoption. Led by Stefano Amaducci of the...

UK scientists develop biodegradable alternative for microbeads ahead of ban

In the UK, scientists at the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies have created biodegradable microbeads out of cellulose that can replace...

Fun guy creates fungi art in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam, artist Maurizio Montalti has been using various fungi to create everyday items such as slippers, bowls, lampshades and chairs. “I started working with...

Four plant-based oils to get you through your day

In London, aromatherapist Rima Shah outlined how different plant-based scents can help you manage your moods, beginning with products that combat morning sluggishness all...

Dry cleaning gets cleaner with biobased solvents

In Tampa, German textile care company Kreussler is introducing a biobased solvent for dry cleaning dubbed SOLVON K4 at Clean Show 2017. The solvent is...

Dutch consortium pushes for microalgae

In the Netherlands, the Multi-product Integrated bioRefinery of Algae (MIRACLE), a public-private consortium, is working to improve the economic viability of microalgae-based products, including...

Happy Hemp History Week!

In the United States, The Hemp Industries Association and Vote Hemp kicked off the 8th annual Hemp History Week with events throughout the country. The...

“Wool & the Gang” Eucalyptus Yarn Among Fashion’s Biobased Innovations

In London, Wool & the Gang has launched a new yarn made from eucalyptus trees. The resulting fiber is technically lyocell, which is often...

Edible Packaging Slow to Make Inroads on Supermarket Shelf

In the United States, a growing contingent of entrepreneurs and researchers are looking to cut down on food packaging waste by making packaging out...

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