Listen to sick beats with sustainable headphones

In Missouri, speaker company House of Marley has replaced plastic with natural and biodegradable materials like bamboo, FSC-certified wood, organic cork and cotton, and...

Dutch companies ink compostable packaging tie-up

In the Netherlands, organic grains company De Halm has partnered with Bio4pack and TIPA to develop compostable packaging. TIPA produces films at the specifications needed...

Green diaper company raises $17.6 million

In North Carolina, biomaterials startup Tethis has raised $17.6 million in funding to help it scale up production of its corn-starch-based diaper alternative. The Raleigh-based...

Genomatica CEO reflects on past challenges, looks ahead to new products

In San Diego, Genomatica CEO Christophe Schilling reports that the company has successfully commercialized renewable processes to produce plastics and cosmetics and is next...

Bridgestone and Versalis sign desert-shrub-rubber pact

In Tennessee, tire major Bridgestone Americas and biopolymer and elastomer producer Versalis have inked a research and development pact for rubber made from the...

Knight convinces Queen to nix plastics

In London, Queen Elizabeth II has decided to crack down on plastics used on the royal estate after meeting with environmental activist Sir David...

High fashion looks to waste to clean up its act

In Italy, the fashion industry is eyeing waste from industries such as orange and dairy in an effort to reduce its large environmental impact. “The...

Fishing-waste nanowhiskers get nod from innovation community

In Toronto, BOCO Technology Inc., a producer of chitin nanowhiskers, has been selected to present at CleanEquity® Monaco 2018. The invitation-only event gives innovators...

Super wood could replace steel in cars

In Maryland, a research team has developed a wood-based material strong enough to replace steel but that is six times lighter. The breakthrough could...

Finnish company launches biobased PE film

In Finland, UPM Raflatac has launched a white, plant-based polyethylene film for the home and personal care markets. UPM says RafBio PE White performs just...

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