SAOLA utilizes algae and cork in their eco-friendly shoes

In France, SAOLA launched stylish shoes that are made with recycled algae foam for the outsoles, recycled plastic bottles (PET) for the uppers, organic...

A gourd idea: New York firm grows cups and flasks in molds

In New York, architecture and design firm Creme is designing cups and flasks using gourds that are grown inside 3D-printed molds. "The inspiration actually came...

Black phosphorus and NIR light irradiation helps repair bone defects

In China, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and City University of Hong Kong developed an implantable bio-composite made of black phosphorus nanomaterial...

Tide and Terracycle launch Tide Eco-box recycling program

In New Jersey, Tide announced its strategic partnership with international recycling leader TerraCycle which will allow the new Tide Eco-Box packaging to be 100%...

Light My Fire moves entire product line to biobased plastics

In Sweden, Light My Fire, a producer of outdoor accessories useful for making fires, storing and eating meals outdoors has moved their entire product...

P&G launches Cascade ‘Pure’ with 1/3 biobased ingredients

In Ohio, P&G’s Cascade announced its newest product offering, Cascade Pure Essentials which is free of phosphates and chlorine bleach, and formulated with biobased...

Seaweed-based T-shirt now comes in new botanical dyed colors

In Malta, Pangaia, a biobased clothing company, launched two new t-shirts that use botanical dyes from plants and a low water consumption method as...

Advanced composite technology reduces laptop’s carbon footprint

In Germany, a recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) found a laptop cover made of Maezio continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites from Covestro can significantly reduce...

Stinky tuna no more! Plant-based tuna hits shelves

In New York, Good Catch created a plant-based albacore tuna that doesn’t smell like tuna but tastes just like the usual tuna fish. The...

Jute gene tweak boost yields and fiber quality

In Bangladesh, researchers at the Bangladesh Jute Research Institute have developed a new variety of jute that creates a thinner, strong fiber and has...

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PETA urges Levi’s to switch to vegan leather

In Virginia, the People for the Ethical Treatment for Animals has called on the popular fashion brand Levi’s to replace the leather patch on...

Swede’s doctoral thesis features bioplastic from apple and orange waste

In Sweden, Veronika Bátori has developed a bioplastic using apple and orange waste as part of her doctoral thesis for Western Swedish University. Her work...

Bioplastic offers disposability amid India’s plastic bans

In Nagpur, India, chemical engineer Poonam Dixit has launched EnsaBio, a bioplastic made from vegetable starch and other renewable materials that can be used...