Pay the fine or face some time – Hefty penalties for using plastic bags...

In Kenya, the government introduced a new law that fines people up to $40,000 and possibly four years in prison for making, selling or...

Forget the faucet – how about eco-friendly sink and counters?

In Australia, a new bio-based solid surface is being sold in Australia for buildings and homeowners to install as environmentally friendly counters and sinks....

John Deere flex fuel mower powered by E85 comes to town

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association announced that a member company, Mid-Missouri Energy, is home to a new John Deere flex fuel mower that...

Biome Bioplastics develops new biobased coffee cups and lids

In the United Kingdom, Biome Bioplastics developed a plant-based disposable coffee cup and lid that is compostable and recyclable, but that can still handle...

Keeping grass green in more ways than one with biobased controls

In Indiana, Purdue University researchers and the USDA Agricultural Research Service found that a fungus called Metarhizium brunneum, does a great job of killing...

Sponge implants wake up fat cells and lower blood sugar levels

In South Carolina, researchers are using implantable polymer sponges into fat tissue to fight diabetes. So far, they’ve only tested it in mice, but...

It’s a wrap! Nanomaterial wrap improves microscopy images

In Japan, researchers loved the idea of food plastic wrap and thought a similar product would help keep microscope samples protected and prevent them...

Brazil’s biomaterials market to reach more than $5.18 billion by 2022

In Brazil, Zion Market Research predicts that the biomaterials market will grow significantly from the 2016 level of $1.89 billion to more than $5.18...

“Just levitate, just levitate” – Levitation now possible at home

In the United Kingdom, University of Bristol engineers developed a way to levitate matter with a 3D printed levitator using ultrasound waves that you...

Bio-based fermentation skincare expanding in Asia

In South Korea, Swanicoco is now one of the South Korea’s leading cosmetics companies and is expanding into Malaysia with its biobased skincare products....

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Local algae could address Bangladesh’s water crisis

In Bangladesh, scientists from Dhaka University and Sweden’s Uppsala University are using local microalgae to generate clean water. Pithophora—locally known as Shewla—removes cellulose nanofibers from...

Taiwanese Ghost Festival goes green with biodegradable lanterns

In Taiwan, Xietian Temple will swap polystyrene for banana tree wood in its Ghost Festival floating lanterns. The environmentally friendly lanterns, shaped like houses with...

Thailand targets top spot in bioplastics

In Thailand, efforts are underway to significantly ramp up bioplastics production using the nation’s significant sugar output as feedstock. Plastics Institute of Thailand Executive Director...