Fast fashion giant H&M eyes biobased fabrics

In Stockholm, H&M has named finalists for its Global Change award, which aims to recognize innovations that improve the sustainability profile of the clothing...

Italian report finds many biobased building materials are seismically favorable

In Italy, environmental organization Legambiente is advocating the use of biobased materials in future construction as a way of improving the safety of structures...

British veggie burgers get green packaging makeover

In England, supermarket chain Iceland Foods has launched plastic-free packaging for its No Bull veggie burgers. The product uses a cellulose “window” made from wood...

Vegan brand uses dried flowers, seaweed fiber for clothing

In California, vegan clothing label PANGAIA has launched a line of vegan “down” jackets which swaps goose feathers for dried wildflowers as insulation. The...

Compostable coffee capsules nab biocomposites prize

In  Cologne, compostable coffee capsules won the Biocomposite of the Year award for 2019. Launched last year by Golden Compound, HOMEcap is certified compostable...

Cool shades bro: Scottish company offering biodegradable sunglasses

In Scotland, a company called Tens is manufacturing biodegradable sunglasses using acetate made from cotton and wood pulp. The frame material is scratch-resistant and will...

Bio-inspired art added to curriculum at University of Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, a university’s art, biological systems engineering, design, and physics programs have jointly sponsored an artist-in-residence who is blending art and science to...

Bioplastics from garbage and wood waste advance in Europe

In Europe, two government-funded projects are advancing processes to produce plastics from materials such as garbage and wood waste. SYNPOL is working to convert the...

Edible bowls: The new taco shell?

In South Africa, a startup has created edible bowls to reduce plastic waste. Munch Bowls, founded by Georgina de Kock in 2014, sells bowls made...

A greener red sportscar: Clariant launches biobased auto pigment

In Switzerland, Clariant has launched a biobased version of a pigment that is the auto industry’s most widely used in red exterior car coatings. Dubbed...

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