Craft brewers eager to adopt biobased packaging

In Mexico, E6PR (Eco Six Pack Ring) is gaining traction for its biodegradable six-pack beer packaging. Since being launched in 2018, the rings have been...

Icelandic designer creates meat packaging from animal hides

In Iceland, designer Valdís Steinarsdóttir will introduce her latest piece—a plastic-like material to package meat made from that individual animal’s hide—at the upcoming DesignMarch...

A look back at 2018’s most significant eco-friendly packaging stories

In Chicago, Green Package magazine has ranked its top 10 stories of 2018, and not surprisingly efforts by governments, retailers, and corporations to reduce...

French seaweed company expands into biostimulants

In France, seaweed-based biotech company Algaia has added plant biostimulants to its list of products. Biostimulants improve crop health and stress-resistance. Founded in 2004, the...

NatureWorks commits to sustainable feedstocks

In Minnesota, biobased chemicals and plastics producer NatureWorks has announced it will use 100%, third-party certified sustainable agricultural feedstock by 2020. The company says it...

IEA takes over as Facilitator of Biofuture Platform

In Paris, the International Energy Agency has taken over administration of a consortium of 20 countries working to accelerate the use of renewable technologies...

Biobased solutions on display at Munich sports convention

In Germany, an annual convention for sports business professions held earlier this month highlighted the outerwear sector’s interest in environmentally friendly solutions, including renewable...

Wood-based sensors could enable an Internet of Greener Things

In Canada, Simon Frasier University professor Woo Soo Kim and researchers from Switzerland have developed a sensor made from cellulose for use in the...

Soy straw takes top prize in Indiana contest

In Indiana, three students have won a soybean product innovation contest for their biodegradable, soybean-based drinking straw. The $20,000 prize will be shared by “Team...

EU-China partnership looks to upcycle agricultural waste

In Dublin, an agricultural waste valorization project unveiled several products to replace single-use plastic, including edible straws and cups from potato byproducts. “The idea of...

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Cardboard café opens in Bombay

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