Indian festival honoring siblings debuts tree-growing tradition

In Rajasthan, biodegradable rakhis—ornaments given by sisters to brothers to celebrate the sibling bond—containing plant seeds can be purchased for this year’s Raksha Bandhan...

Wacker launches biobased silicone for cosmetics

In Germany, Wacker Chemie has launched a biobased silicone for cosmetics applications. BELSIL Eco Silicone Fluids have viscosity ranging from 5 and 60,000 centistokes and...

Start-up claims bamboo TP is better for your bum and the environment

In the United Kingdom, bamboo-based toilet tissue firm The Cheeky Panda has raised  £375,000 (USD488,633) from nearly 100 investors in an equity crowdfunding campaign...

Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, Marrone Bio ink plant health pact

In Kansas, Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition has partnered with Marrone Bio Innovations to develop specialty plant nutrient products enhanced with microorganisms. The goal is...

Indian microscale startup taps wild bananas for fiber

In India, an entrepreneur is making biodegradable products such as bags, baskets, and brooms out of waste banana stems. Imlimenla Jamir established the microscale business,...

Researchers look to make use of supermarket rejects

In Australia, a group of researchers from universities and the private sector are looking at ways to convert produce that isn’t supermarket quality into...

London firm pioneers boat shoes from invasive algae

In London, an ecofriendly footwear firm is set to launch the “ultimate amphibious adventure shoes” made from invasive algae. Vivobarefoot and Bloom, a producer of...

Researchers generate buzz with bee-saving probiotics

In Canada, researchers at the Université Laval have found that adding probiotics to bees’ food helps prevent nosemosis, a fungal infection associated with the...

Biobased tech among water forum showcase

In London, innovations featured at the BlueTech Forum, a water technology conference, included several solutions employing biobased products. Water technologies include micropollutant detection, decentralized wastewater...

Bioactive materials could make hospital-acquired infections a thing of the past

In Finland, the Sami&Samu project is working on biobased materials, surface finishes, and textiles with antimicrobial properties for use in hospitals. Sami&Samu, a joint effort...

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