Painting the future together with AkzoNobel

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel launched a “Paint the Future” challenge to connect bright minds and promising solutions from across the globe with AkzoNobel’s expertise,...

Busting the biodegradable balloon bubble

In Massachusetts, a senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Chris Reddy, burst some bubbles when he said that Bunch O Balloon’s claim that...

Biobased bandages now available for boo-boos

In Australia, two companies are now selling biodegradable bandages as a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastic bandages. Nutricare developed bandages made from 100...

Advanced BioCarbon 3D develops wood-based bioplastic 3D printing material

In Canada, Advanced BioCarbon 3D, developed wood waste-based bioplastic filament for use in 3D printing to help reach their mission of sustainable carbon-free plastics...

Biodegradable and medicated contact lenses treat diseases

In Mexico, scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) developed Biodegradable contact lenses that have medication in them to help treat various...

Chanel invests in Sulapac in plastic replacement move

In Finland, the French luxury house Chanel has decided to shoulder Sulapac’s development, thus becoming its first investor coming from the cosmetic industry. Aiming...

Kathmandu reshapes outdoor apparel with bio-based synthetics and plant-based colors

In New Zealand, adventure and travel brand Kathmandu is becoming more well known for its sustainability and eco-friendly fashion thanks to their commitment to...

Bio-on and Rivoira launch ZEROPACK, bioplastic for food packaging

In Italy, ZEROPACK is born, the new company created by Bio-on, a leader in the bioplastic sector, with the aim to revolutionize the world...

Bacterial protein could help find materials for your next smartphone

In Pennsylvania, a newly discovered protein could help detect, target and collect from the environment the rare-earth metals used in smartphones. Two new studies...

Stora Enso partners with H&M and IKEA on TreeToTextile

In Finland, Stora Enso joined TreeToTextile AB, a joint venture between H&M group, Inter IKEA group and innovator Lars Stigsson, with the aim of...

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Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

In Canada, fast food mainstay A&W Canada has unveiled a sculpture outside of Toronto’s Union Station to commemorate the end of its plastic-straw use....

Proper rubbish! British newspaper switches to potato-based wrapping

In the UK, daily newspaper Guardian is switching its print issue to biodegradable wrapping made from potato waste at the urging of readers concerned...

Hemp makes inroads in India

In India, eco-conscious consumers are driving interest in hemp-based products for markets such as textiles, skincare, and packaging. According to Times of India, the global...