Bamboo Babe brings eco-friendly feminine hygiene to Australia

In Australia, Bamboo Babe has launched the country’s first biodegradable feminine hygiene pads. The pads, made from bamboo, are more absorbent than cotton pads....

Turning coffee waste into coffee cups

In Australia, a Macquarie University PhD student believes he’s come up with a way to turn coffee waste into biodegradable plastic coffee cups by...

Mango Materials testing biodegradable plastic textiles in Berkeley Marina

In California, Mango Materials developed a biodegradable plastic using lyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), derived from waste methane, to help solve some of the issues with oil-based...

UGA to test first fully biodegradable plastic straw

In Georgia, researchers at the University of Georgia’s New Materials Institute and the RWDC Environmental Stewardship Foundation will develop a fully biodegradable plastic straw...

Hydrogels and peptides could revolutionize root canals

In Massachusetts, exciting news came from the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society for anyone who might need a root...

Organic cereals in 100% biobased recyclable packaging coming to every school in America

In Canada, the world’s largest organic breakfast company, Nature’s Path, joined up with California-based food and garden startup Back to the Roots for an...

Reebok releases revolutionary plant-based sneaker

In Massachusetts, global fitness brand Reebok launched the first product from its highly-anticipated “Cotton + Corn” sustainable products initiative, a sneaker that is constructed...

Biosand filter in water harvesting tanks can help hurricane ravaged islands

In Canada, CAWG developed a rainwater storage tank with biosand layers that can purify rainwater for drinking, which could be especially helpful for residents...

Spinning faster than ever before – new method makes collagen microfibers more effectively

In Virginia, researchers from Eastern Virginia Medical School, The Frank Reidy Research Center for Bioelectrics at Old Dominion University and Embody LLC developed a...

Peanut industry partners up with NIFA to expand research

In Georgia, the National Peanut Board, along with funding partner USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, were awarded three research grants focusing on...

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