Mango-based film keeps chicken fresh for fortnight

In India, researchers have developed antimicrobial food packaging from mango peel extracts and three other biodegradable polymers. The team from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre demonstrated...

McDonald’s in India introduces biobased cutlery, cups

In New Delhi, Hardcastle Restaurants, an operator of a number of McDonald’s locations, is replacing plastic cutlery with wood and plastic cups with paper....

Marrone Bio Innovations Co-Sponsors “The Grow Off” in Colorado

In California, Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc., a provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental and water...

BioSolar signs development agreement with Ferroglobe

In California, BioSolar, Inc., a developer of breakthrough energy storage technology and materials, announced that they executed a joint development agreement with Silicio Ferrosolar...

Biobased polymers report with market trends published

In Germany, a new report, “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers – Global Capacities and Trends 2017-2022” published by nova-Institute contains markets, trends, and comprehensive...

New EU rules proposed on single-use plastics to reduce marine litter

In Belgium, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and...

Jojoba, fruit kernels amid microbead alternatives in New Zealand

In New Zealand, personal care product companies are turning to natural alternatives to microbeads in their exfoliating products amid bans. L'Oreal New Zealand group corporate...

Researchers create bioplastics from waste fryer oil

In Slovakia, researchers from the Slovak Technical University are reporting that a new patent application for second-generation bioplastics has been submitted to the Patent Office. "Second-generation...

SeaWorld, IKEA, Royal Caribbean dump single-use plastic straws

In Florida, SeaWorld Entertainment said that all 12 of its theme parks have removed all single-use plastic drinking straws and single-use plastic shopping bags. IKEA...

Sealed Air expands into biobased food packaging

In Texas, Sealed Air Corporation entered into an agreement with Kuraray America, Inc., a Japanese chemical company, to offer food packaging materials derived from...

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Starbucks and McDonald’s partner up to find the perfect biobased cup

In New York, Starbucks and McDonald’s are teaming up to build a fully recyclable, compostable cup, lid and straw in the next three years....

Liquor maker launches new sweet vermouth using discarded coffee berry fruit

In the United Kingdom, William Grant & Sons UK, the makers of Hendrick’s Gin and Glenfiddich, launched a new product that reduces waste called...

Developments at Anellotech Bring 100% Bio-based Plastic Bottle Closer to Reality

In New York, Anellotech achieved new milestones at its TCat-8 pilot plant in Texas, progressing its 100% bio-based bottle collaboration with global consumer beverage...