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In New York, “premium, timeless, and elegant eyewear” brand Christpher Cloos has tapped equally timeless NFL star Tom Brady to promote its line of...

From plate to plant: Colombian company sells pineapple-growing tableware

In Colombia, a disposable tableware company is creating life out of waste by selling plantable plates with embedded seeds.  More specifically, Lifepack is producing plates...

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In Italy, design firm Carlo Ratti Associati has created an ecofriendly pen complete with compostable materials and edible ink.  The pen, developed for tech company...

Cucumber peels found to be good feedstock for food packaging polymers

In India, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur have converted cucumber peels into cellulose nanocrystals with the potential to be used...

Berkeley Bandit: Sportscar that never was returns with a biobased twist

In the United Kingdom, a short-lived sportscar whose cost of design was the death knell for its maker more than 60 years ago is...

Trail report: Reviews roll in for algae-based skis

In California, newly launched skis with an algae-based core are getting rave performance reviews among avid shredders. The 4FRONT line of skis, made by WNDR...

Startup claims “beyond sustainable” model in increasingly crowded eco-friendly sneaker category

In New York, startup Thousand Fell has stepped into the eco-friendly sneaker fray with a 100% recyclable shoe that boasts numerous renewable components, including...

Glowing wood could be the future of home lighting

In New Zealand and Switzerland, a team of researchers has used biobased films to create wood with luminescent properties that could sustainably replace conventional,...

Twist Bioscience converts art into DNA for launch into space

In California, Twist Bioscience has collaborated with Beyond Earth, an artist collective, on the To Space, From Earth project to send art into space...

Google goes green, pledges 50% renewable or recycled materials by 2025

In California, google has pledged to replace half of the materials used in its products, which include speakers and smartphones, with renewable or recycled...

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