Full Cycle Bioplastics wins Closed Loop grant for food waste based bioplastic

In Virginia, Full Cycle Bioplastics received a grant from the Closed Loop Foundation, an arm of Closed Loop Partners, for its technology in converting...

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...

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

In Germany, Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, and NEC Corporation, a leader in IT, network and biometric technologies, signed a partnership agreement...

Climbing GrowBot, a plant robot, paves the way of the future

In Italy, researcher Barbara Mazzolai with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia’s Center for Micro-BioRobotics developed a plant robot or plantoid called GrowBot, which moves...

Biodegradable Mulches Help Raspberry Growers Improve Crops

In Washington, raspberry growers are using biodegradable plastic mulches instead of the usual polyethylene plastic mulches in their plantings for weed prevention and moisture...

Scientists Find Cheaper Way to Create Valuable No-Cavity Sweeteners from Sugar

In Spain and Switzerland, the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology researchers have found a way to...

Covestro develops first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings

In Germany, Covestro received the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 for the development of the first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings....

World’s first water-activated powder shampoo debuts

In New York, OWA Haircare, Inc. launched the world’s first water-activated powder shampoo, Moondust Collection: Hair Wash. It is sourced from naturally-derived ingredients and...

World’s first wearable fashion garment made from liquid waste

In Australia, biomaterial technology company Nanollose Ltd created the world’s first wearable garment using the company’s eco-friendly Tree-Free Rayon fibre (Nullarbor), sourced from sustainable...

Need a New Face? China Cosmetics Company Creates 3D Printing of Asian Skin

In China, cosmetics company JALA Group has printed Asian skin using 3D printing. Using skin cells from Asians and bioink, they plan on using...

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Edible bowls: The new taco shell?

In South Africa, a startup has created edible bowls to reduce plastic waste. Munch Bowls, founded by Georgina de Kock in 2014, sells bowls made...

Two friends quit jobs, create leather alternative made from cactus

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Bioplastic is an “apeeling” solution to banana waste

In Queensland, researchers at the University of New South Wales have developed a process to convert banana waste into plastic. Associate Professor Jayashree Arcot and...