No Air? No Explosion! Biodegradable Tire with Replaceable Treads Can’t Blowout on Road

In South Carolina, Michelin is expanding on the sustainability of cars by focusing on a new tire made of fully biodegradable biomaterials and utilizing...

Mushrooms Sausages Go From Dinner Plate to Building Material

In the United Kingdom, university students are using mushrooms as a new building material. They mixed mycelium, also known as oyster mushroom spawn, with...

Going Where the Big Guns Are – Eastman Launches Treva Biomaterial in China First

In China, Eastman Chemical Co. chose the country to launch its new Treva material because it sees China as the largest market for the...

Particles Boogy Down to Sound Waves and Then Self-Heal

In California, the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists discovered that particles can dance together and synchronize when acoustic sound waves blast...

Solegear Bioplastic Technologies Expands Customer Base For Plant-Based Recycler Bins

In British Columbia, biobased plastic recycling bins are getting more popular in Western Canada with a new purchase order from London Drugs for Solegear...

K-Cup Waste Got You Down? McDonald’s Canada Launches 100% Compostable K-Cups

In Canada, McDonald’s McCafé coffee producer in Manitoba is now offering 100% compostable McCafé Keurig-compatible pods made from coffee bean skin and other compostable...

Coming Back from the Dead – Pre-Fabricated Blood Vessels Bringing New Life to Decaying...

In Oregon, a new option for people getting root canals may be available thanks to Oregon Health and Science University researchers and National Institutes...

Starting From the Bottom Up – Going From Poop to Food Can Get Researchers...

In California, researchers at the Center for Microbiome Innovation analyzed over 9,000 samples of fecal matter to study the microbiomes in our guts, but...

WWF Launches Global Powerhouse Platform to Address Secondary Materials

In Switzerland, World Wildlife Fund launched a global platform to encourage efficient materials management, called Cascading Materials Vision. The platform includes associations from around...

Novamont Says 40% Minimum Bio-based Material for All Its Bioplastics

In Italy, biotech company Novamont is introducing a 40% minimum threshold for bio-based content in all of its MATER-BI compostable bioplastics, not just in...

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Corbion to build new PLA plant, exit FDCA

In the Netherlands, food ingredients and biobased products major Corbion disclosed its 2020-2025 strategy, which includes increasing investments in natural food preservation and lactic...

Sweetgreens upgrades compostable bowls after PFAS revelation

In California, to-go salad mainstay Sweetgreens is set to launch new compostable fiber bowls after its previous version was called out for containing perfluoroalkyl...

Service allows parents to mail back dirty diapers for composting

In Arizona, a compostable diaper company has launched a subscription service to send clean diapers to parents and receive return shipments of the used...