Made from Stone: New packaging alternative (literally) rocks

In Florida, startup Okeanos is launching a packaging alternative from calcium carbonate, a naturally occurring material found in rocks, eggshells, and gastropods.  Calcium carbonate has...

Move over Paris: French town eyes bioluminescent bacteria to be next City of Lights

In France, a small hamlet will soon test the use of bioluminescent bacteria to light its streets. Rambouillet, located just a stone’s throw away...

“Shave” the planet with bamboo razors from Schick

In Connecticut, razor brand Schick has launched disposable razors that are 70% composed of bamboo appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.  Edgewell Personal Care Co., parent...

Smoke weed, save bees with seed-bearing doobies

In Michigan, cannabis company Golden Shores Cannabis Co. has added biodegradable beeswax tips containing wildflower seeds to its pre-rolled joints.  "So, as soon as you're...

BMW, Porsche and Volvo invest in flax-fiber composite maker

In Sweden, the venture capital arms of leading automakers, including BMW, Volvo and Porsche, have invested in Bcomp, a company using natural fibers to...

Good shucking idea: New burial option restores oyster habitats

In the United Kingdom, two art school graduates have developed a burial concept in which cremains are 3-D printed and made into artificial reefs.  Dubbed...

Femtech startup raises cash for seaweed-based tampons

In Berlin, startup Vyld has closed a pre-seed fund raise to scale up production of tampons made from seaweed.  “Algae are already used in over...

Fa-brew-less idea: Dutch company to repurpose coffee grounds

In Amsterdam, Caffe Inc. is building a $4.4 million refinery to convert used coffee grounds into oils that can be used in personal care...

Hindu festival of color gets greener

In India, this year’s Holi celebrations were as colorful as ever, but at the same time greener, thanks to Phool.co. The Kampur-based startup is...

Now that’s romantic: Hidden Valley commissions lab-grown diamond from ranch seasoning

In California, Hidden Valley has unveiled a lab-grown diamond from its ranch seasoning mix. The two-carat stone—conceived to celebrate National Ranch Day on March...

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