Total Corbion PLA starts-up 75K tons per year bioplastics plant – 2nd largest in...

In the Netherlands, Total Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, started up its 75,000 tons per year PLA (Poly Lactic...

Do you smell coffee? That’s my sunglasses!

In Ukraine, the world’s first coffee-based sunglasses are now available thanks to eyeglass designer brand Ochi. They use a biopolymer based on coffee, flax...

Boating gets greener with biobased bow stickers

In Italy, boating tape company, PROtect, developed a new range of stickers called “PROtect BOW #” for bow number and advertising made of bioplastic...

Edible chocolate straws just in time for hot cocoa season

In Ireland, three running friends launched Ecostraws, a company focused on biodegradable and edible drinking straws and cutlery. The company produces edible straws in...

BioCannDo launches the “Think Biobased Challenge” campaign

In the Netherlands, the BioCannDo project launched the “Think Biobased Challenge”, a competition open to College or University students who are passionate about bio-based...

Bison-based jacket launched in time for Black Friday

In Pennsylvania, outdoor brand, United By Blue, launched its bison-insulated puffer jacket just in time for the holiday season. The new jacket and vest...

Emerson’s Grind2Energy integrates AT&T IoT to turn food waste into clean energy

In Missouri, Grind2Energy, the food waste recycling system from Emerson, created an industrial food grinder that helps address the costs and environmental impacts of...

CLP now available as biobased alternative in environmentally friendly spray cans

In Minnesota, CLP (clean, lubricate, protect) products are traditionally made of hazardous mineral oils and other petro-based solvents but Cortec’s EcoAir Biobased CLP offers...

Brain regeneration can happen thanks to silk biomaterial

In Spain, researchers from the Polytechnic University of Madrid developed a silk biomaterial that can increase the survival of transplanted stem cells into the...

“Appeeling“ idea: Potato packaging from potato waste

In Italy, designers Simone Caronni, Paolo Stefano Gentile, and Pietro Gaeli have invented an ecofriendly packaging for potatoes—made from the starch and fiber components...

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Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

In Canada, fast food mainstay A&W Canada has unveiled a sculpture outside of Toronto’s Union Station to commemorate the end of its plastic-straw use....

Proper rubbish! British newspaper switches to potato-based wrapping

In the UK, daily newspaper Guardian is switching its print issue to biodegradable wrapping made from potato waste at the urging of readers concerned...

Hemp makes inroads in India

In India, eco-conscious consumers are driving interest in hemp-based products for markets such as textiles, skincare, and packaging. According to Times of India, the global...