Arla to bring 40 million wood-based packages into supermarkets

In Finland, Arla has been the first company in Finland to use renewable wood-based bioplastics in gable top paperboard cartons for milk, yogurt and...

Rock on! Wood type doesn’t matter for guitars

In the United Kingdom, Lancaster University researchers got to rockin’ with guitar players in the name of research, testing six different acoustic guitars in...

Let’s party! Biodegradable Mardi Gras beads give reason to celebrate

In Louisiana, LSU Department of Biological Sciences Professor Naohiro Kato is refining the process to make biodegradable Mardi Gras beads. He has patent applications...

Igloo’s ‘Recool’ 100% biodegradable cooler wins award

In Colorado, Gear Junkie awarded Igloo’s latest product, “Recool” as its 2019 “Best in Show” for its innovative and environmentally friendly design. “Recool” is...

Green alternative to PET could be even greener

In the Netherlands, polymer chemists from the University of Groningen, led by Prof. Katja Loos, have described an enzyme-based polymerization method for furan-based polyester...

Biodegradable and recyclable preservation fluid now an option for subsea equipment

In Texas, Universal Subsea Inc. developed a new preservation fluid for subsea marine equipment that is lightweight, nontoxic, and biodegradable. The fluid protects subsea...

Flax fiber skis and snowboards hit the slopes

In the United Kingdom, flax fibers are becoming more prevalent as part of the layers in skis and snowboards as a biobased alternative. While...

Forget the bug spray – just paint some stripes on to protect against bloodsucking...

In Sweden, a study by researchers from Sweden and Hungary shows that white, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites. It...

Castor oil based membrane in new jacket

In France, Picture Organic Clothing introduced a new 20k/20k membrane made from caster oil in their new Harvest Jacket and Bib. The membrane, called...

100% Kona coffee now in biobased, recyclable coffee pods

In California, Pooki’s Mahi added 100% Kona KaKao coffee in bio-based pods in a limited release to their 100% Kona coffee product line giving...

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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

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