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In Ireland, a former lead and zinc mine that has seen lots of visits, activity, and speculation over the last few months is expected...

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In California, popular music festival Coachella has phased out plastic straws for a biodegradable, paper alternative. Goldenvoice, the organizer of the heavily Instagramed and Beyonce-headlined...

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In Amsterdam, a supermarket aisle advertised as free of plastic packaging is generating debate over greenwashing and consumer behavior. Katherine Martinko, of treehugger.com, blogs that...

British seaweed could open door to biobased displays

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BioLogiQ Launches Three New BioPolymers

In Idaho, BioLogiQ, Inc., a bioplastic resin manufacturing company specializing in environmentally friendly plastic products made from renewable resources, is launching three new grades...

More natural breasts – Biomaterial breast implants could replace silicone ones

In Ireland, Dr Niamh O’Halloran of NUI Galway is using biomaterials to offer natural implants to women who have undergone a mastectomy. The usual...

Bolt Threads uses Ecovative mushroom technology for new Mylo leather

In California, Bolt Threads is going beyond spider silk and introduced a new animal-free leather, called Mylo, made from mycelium, the roots of a...

Kraig Biocraft Labs to commercialize its spider silk

In Michigan, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories is preparing for commercialization of its engineered spider silk. By designing a high-performance fiber, Kraig Biocraft’s objective is to...

Clairy launches biobased natural air purifier on Kickstarter

In California, Clairy introduced their latest technological advancement in air purification: NATEDE, on Kickstarter. The name NATEDE comes from Clairy’s unique and proprietary product...

Flax bottles make getting boozy a little greener

In France, SAS Green Gen Technologies is looking to improve the environmental footprint of libations by developing flax-based wine and beer bottles. “As brands seek...

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