Edible straw maker lands smoothie franchise

In the US, edible straw maker SORBOS has landed its first restaurant franchise deal. Tropical Smoothie Café will use the straws for a limited...

Boston team creates tableware that biodegrades in 60 days

In Boston, a team of Northeastern researchers have developed single-use tableware from bamboo and sugar waste that biodegrades in just 60 days.  Hongli Zhu, an...

Coca-Cola unveils paper bottle prototype

In Atlanta, mega-brand Coca-Cola has revealed an initial prototype for a paper bottle it hopes can be recycled with household paper recycling streams. Developed in...

Mushroom to grow: Major brands sign on to accelerate mycelium leather

In California, major brands have formed a consortium with Bolt Threads to commercialize mycelium-based leather in 2021. Adidas, Stella McCartney, Lululemon and Kering, which...

Paper COVID-19 test promises accurate results at lower costs

In India, a potentially game-changing COVID-19 test, named after Indian Sherlock Holmes Feluda, promises accurate results in under 30 minutes using a paper test strip. Produced...

Finnish circular fiber firm attracts big brands

In Finland, circular fiber firm Infinited Fiber Company is investing in more capacity as it racks up big-name partners like H&M, Patagonia, Wrangler, PVH...

Porsche experiments with renewable body components

In Germany, iconic sports car maker Porsche is expanding its use of natural materials to include body parts made from linseed and balsa wood. Porsche...

Renewable sneaker pioneer Allbirds closes massive funding round

In San Francisco, green sneaker pioneer and household name Allbirds has closed a $100-million financing, which it will use to enter new product categories,...

Chance observation leads English professor to invent coconut leaf straws

In India, an English professor is working to address the populous country’s plastics waste crisis by turning waste coconut leaves into straws. Saji Varghese, of...

Be a fun guy in life and in death: Dutch designer testing mycelium coffins

In the Netherlands, a Technical University of Delft researcher has taken the green funeral trend to the next level with a mycelium coffin. Dubbed...

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