Forget the straws, use your lips – McDonald’s debate continues in paper vs. plastic...

In the United Kingdom, McDonald’s did away with plastic straws last year and replaced them with paper straws, but customers aren’t happy. Complaints about...

Sausage without the sausage – Dunkin’ offers new Beyond Sausage breakfast sandwich

In New York, all of Dunkin’ Manhattan locations now have a plant-based sausage breakfast sandwich from Beyond Meat. This is Beyond Meat’s first U.S....

‘Churro Trick’ at rally recycles churro waste fats into Neste renewable diesel

In Finland, Neste Rally Finland, one of the biggest annual sporting events in the Nordic countries and part of the World Rally Championship hosted...

Let it rain! EcoRain poncho made with sugarcane based bioplastic

In Brazil, Braskem is partnering with GreenGear Supply to provide Braskem’s I’m Green Polyethylene (PE) bioplastic for its durable, reusable and lightweight EcoRain Poncho. EcoRain...

Super absorbent miscanthus horse bedding launched

In the United Kingdom, Terravesta launched a new super absorbent, highly sustainable horse bedding product made from 100% finely chopped Miscanthus, a carbon negative...

Renewables-based chelating agents launched by BASF

In Germany, BASF launched Trilon M Max EcoBalanced, the first renewables-based Trilon M grade produced according to the biomass balance approach. This approach replaces...

Smile! Airlines checking out your face with biometric data recognition tech

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Microvi awarded as tech pioneer for innovative biotech in water, wastewater and biochem

In California, Microvi, an advanced materials company focused on providing safe water, sustainable chemicals and a clean environment, was selected among hundreds of candidates...

Canopy Growth acquires KeyLeaf Life Sciences for bioproduct extraction needs

In Canada, Canopy Growth Corporation completed a transaction to acquire bio-product extractor KeyLeaf Life Sciences, related entities, and intellectual property. Canopy Growth has been...

Aries GREEN Biochar launches retail sales

In Tennessee, Aries GREEN Biochar, which has been certified by both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label and the International...

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Edible bowls: The new taco shell?

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