Fruit and nut bars get new compostable bio-based wrapper

In Ireland, film supplier, TIPA, developed a new compostable film wrapper for Shanvalley Innovative Food Company of Ireland’s fruit and nut bars. TIPA did...

Pesky green crabs in Newfoundland could prove useful for water treatment

In Canada, Dr. Don-Roger Parkinson is looking for additional investors and collaborators for a research project to use the chitin molecules from Newfoundland’s pesky...

Pilot project begins on strawberry plants to assess biological pesticides impact

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

Thermal processing for plant-based plastics lower cost and improve properties

In Nebraska, a new production process using thermal processing is improving biodegradable plastics by making them more heat resistant and moisture resistant. Bioplastic from...

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...

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Clumsy consumers can still be eco-friendly with plant-based iPhone case

In California, mobile tech company Incipio launched a line of biobased iPhone cases at the landmark electronics show CES 2020. Dubbed Organicore, the cases...

Live Más (and green): Taco Bell considering fiber packaging

In California, late-night Mexican mainstay Taco Bell has released new sustainability commitments that include greener packaging options. Specifically, the company has pledged to make all...

Perdue to use biobased foam to package chicken

In Maryland, chicken giant Perdue Farms is beginning to use biodegradable, cornstarch-based foam for e-commerce shipments. Green Cell Foam, produced by Michigan’s KTM Industries,...