Canadian researcher develops compostable coffee pod

In British Columbia, researcher Zachary Hudson has developed a compostable coffee pod made from renewable materials.  The University of British Columbia assistant professor and research...

Tempeh inspires Indonesian mushroom leather startup

In Badung, Indonesia, Mycotech Lab is developing technology to produce vegan leather from mycelium. The company was inspired by the process used to make...

Iron Man invests in bioplastic

In Singapore, Iron Man has invested in a bioplastic startup. Robert Downey Jr., who played “genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist” Tony Stark, a.k.a. Iron Man,...

Clog maker takes first step into renewable content

In Philadelphia, popular lifestyle clog maker Dansko has begun using biobased ethylene vinyl acetate from Brazil’s Braskem. The new Kane footwear line will contain up...

Pernod Ricard, parent company of Absolut and Beefeater, reports sustainable packaging milestones

In France, liquor leader Pernod Ricard is touting  packaging progress as it looks to deliver on its 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility roadmap.  Pernod Ricard is...

Haute Couture rethinks sequins

In Los Angeles, noted fashion designer Phillip Lim and industrial designer Charlotte McCurdy have created a 100% renewable high fashion dress, complete with bioplastic...

North Carolina startup targets cultured collagen

In North Carolina, a startup launched in November of last year to manufacture common animal products collagen and gelatin using cell culture.  Collagen is extracted...

Dirty Labs wants to make laundry clean and green

In Arizona, laundry detergent brand Dirty Labs is taking on the likes of massive consumer products companies like Unilever and Procter & Gamble with...

Natural materials make inroads into demanding wind power applications

In the Netherlands, engineering firm Greenboats has created a wind turbine casing made from natural flax and balsa fibers and held together with a...

Swedish startup raises €11 million for enzymatic production

In Sweden, EnginZyme has raised €11 million ($13.3 million) to advance its enzymatic production platform. The extension of the Series A funding was led...

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Aquaman star endorses algae-based sneakers

In Illinois, climbing gear brand So iLL has partnered with Aquaman star Jason Momoa to launch sneakers made from algae and other biodegradable materials,...

Vegan lawyers across the pond dig wigs made from hemp

In the United Kingdom, barristers will now have the option of using vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair as they debate the merits...

Allbirds invests in Illinois plant-based leather start-up

In San Francisco, popular sustainability-focused shoe brand Allbirds has invested $2 million in Natural Fiber Welding to advance development of plant-based leather alternatives.  Founded by...