Boston company seeks to solve key infant formula shortcoming

In Boston, Massachusetts, biological engineering company Conagen has developed a process to produce lactoferrin, an abundant protein in breast milk that acts as an...

Fast food chain makes sculpture with its literal last straws

In Canada, fast food mainstay A&W Canada has unveiled a sculpture outside of Toronto’s Union Station to commemorate the end of its plastic-straw use....

China marathon goes green with maize straw water cups

In China, the upcoming Xiamen Marathon will use water cups made from maize straw as race organizers in partnership with the United Nations Environment...

Taiwanese Ghost Festival goes green with biodegradable lanterns

In Taiwan, Xietian Temple will swap polystyrene for banana tree wood in its Ghost Festival floating lanterns. The environmentally friendly lanterns, shaped like houses with...

Feed the fish and work on your swing: Biodegradable, fish-feed-filled golf balls exist

In Connecticut, Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture is organizing a program to provide biodegradable golf balls full of fish feed for residents to whack into the...

Texas company launches red microalgae skincare line

In Texas, AlgEternal Technologies has introduced a new line of microalgae-based skin care products dubbed AlgAllure AlgaRiche. The line uses a patent-pending, proprietary marine red microalgae...

Spider silk firm sees fast scale-up thanks to frisky silkworms

In Vietnam, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories says its new spider silk-based fiber facility has set production capacity records after just a few months of operation,...

Akzo’s Imagine Chemistry Challenge yields two potential partners

In the Netherlands, AkzoNobel says the inaugural year of its Imagine Chemistry Challenge has been a success with two of the three 2017 finalists...

Sarnia biocluster proving attractive to green chemicals

In Sarnia, Ontario, the influx of renewable industries into a historically petrochemical production hub is gaining momentum—and transforming the local economy. "The petrochemical industry developed...

Wildflowers eyed as cruelty-free alternative to goose down

In California, vegan textile company PANGAIA has launched a new insulating material for jackets and comforters that is made from wildflowers. Dubbed FLWRDWN,  PANGAIA says...

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