Smooth (and sustainable) sailing with algae bioplastic boat

In Italy, Furf Design Studio and designer Cesar Pieri have created a sailboat concept with a transparent, algae-based bioplastic hull and internal structures and...

Reebok and National Geographic launch plant-based sneakers with endangered species designs

In the United Kingdom, Reebok and National Geographic have partnered on a collection of plant-based sneakers aimed at raising awareness of endangered species.  The Club...

Bioplastic scoliosis brace wins James Dyson Award

In Ohio, a bioplastic scoliosis brace designed by University of Cincinnati grad student Sangyu Xi has won the US section of the James Dyson...

Pineapple waste shown to be effective 3D printing filament

In Malaysia, India and Singapore, a group of researchers has developed a process for converting pineapple leaf fibers into filaments for 3D printing. Combined...

Biobased kettle and toaster available in Australia

In Australia, bioplastics kettles and toasters produced by Philips Domestic Appliances are now available at local appliance retailer Bing Lee.  Priced at $129 each, the...

Tanners want more biobased chemistries

In London, an annual survey of tanners conducted by International Leather Maker has revealed overwhelming interest in biobased carbon content for tanning chemicals.  According to...

The LYCRA Company taps Cargill JV for biobased spandex precursor

In Delaware, The LYCRA Company has signed an agreement with Qore® LLC to enable large-scale production of bio-derived spandex.  Under the terms of the deal,...

Kao joins Genomatica and Unilever in pursuit of palm oil alternative

In Tokyo, consumer goods company Kao Corporation has joined a $120-million palm oil alternative venture launched earlier this year by Unilever and biobased chemicals...

FSI and Lygos cancel merger

In Alberta, Canada, Flexible Solutions International, Inc. has announced the termination of its planned merger with Lygos Inc.  FSI did not offer an explanation but...

Bio-Vogue: Shrimp and mushroom waste hit the NY Fashion Week runway

In New York, designer Peter Do included clothing made from shrimp and mushroom waste in his Spring Summer 2023 collection’s Fashion Week debut.   The material—sourced...

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Faux-fur fit for a king: ECOPEL urges Charles to ditch ermine coronation robes

In London, plant-based fur maker ECOPEL is urging King Charles to forgo animal-fur trim in his coronation robe in favor of a cruelty-free alternative....

Oatly offers Thanksgiving emotional support hotline for vegans

In New York, alternative dairy major Oatly has announced the “Oatly Emotional Support Hotline for Plant-Based Eaters Attending Traditional Meat and Dairy-based Thanksgiving Dinners.”...

UPSIDE secures FDA approval for cultivated chicken

In California, cultivated meat maker UPSIDE Foods has received a “No Questions” letter from the US FDA, which amounts to confirmation that UPSIDE’s cell-based...