Plant-based credit card plants a tree for every purchase

In California, a new credit card will help combat the climate crisis by planting a tree every time you shop. With every purchase on the...

Kickstarter launched for Johnny, an apple-growing sneaker

In Toronto, a designer has launched a Kickstarter to fund production of a biodegradable shoe that, if buried, can be grown into an apple...

Scottish group wants to turn fish guts into fashion

In the United Kingdom, research is underway to convert seafood waste into adipic acid, a precursor material for nylon.  The consortium includes  researchers from the...

Israeli startup using algae to solve fashion’s environmental woes

In Israel, a startup is converting algae into natural fibers and dyes in an effort to combat the heavy environmental cost of the fashion...

Sustainable sexy time: Biobased materials penetrate adult toy market

In Brooklyn, Vice Media has offered an in-depth review of various adult toys that are trying to create both pleasure and good “vibes” by...

Former boy bander Zayn Malik partners on biobased sunglass line

In the United Kingdom, X-Factor and One Direction alum Zayn Malik has released a sunglass collection with Arnette that features biobased acetate frames.  Dubbed Zayn...

Scent-sational: Chanel adds renewable materials to perfume packaging

In France, iconic fragrance brand Chanel has launched plant-based, biodegradable caps for its perfume bottles.  Following two years of research and nearly 50 prototypes, Chanel...

Like Farm to Table food? Then you’ll love Field to Foot sneakers

In Oregon, KEEN Footwear has launched what it calls the industry’s first “field to foot” sneaker made using agricultural waste.  KEEN says it took two...

Apple plans recycled and renewable materials push

In California, Apple has announced environmental targets including its intention to eliminate mining and use recycled and renewable materials in its products.  The announcement follows...

Plant-based medication blister packs set to debut in Canada

In Vancouver, medication packaging company Jones Healthcare Group has partnered with good natured products to deliver biobased blister packaging for medications.  The companies say that...

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I don’t see London or France, thanks to biodegradable underpants

In the United Kingdom, Stripe & Stare, a brand focused on pajamas and knickers, has launched a 100% compostable line of underwear.  Dubbed the B...

Coldplay announces “sustainable tour” with bamboo stage, electricity-generating floor

In the United Kingdom, popular rock act Coldplay has announced its upcoming tour will emit half the carbon dioxide emissions as its last outing,...

Psych! Beet juice concoction tricks mosquitos into drinking poison

In Sweden, startup Molecular Attraction has developed a plant-based poison concoction that tricks mosquitos into thinking they’re drink blood.  Made from beet juice, the idea...