“Feel the Peel” juicer turns orange peels into bioplastic cups

In Italy, design firm Carlo Ratti Associati and energy major Eni are touring a juice machine that turns orange peels into bioplastic cups. Dubbed...

Scottish shellfish plastic firm closes funding round

In Scotland, marine biotech company CuanTec has closed an investment round that will enable it to scale up production of its bioplastic produce packaging....

Biodegradable mural debuts in UK

In the United Kingdom, French artist Saype has completed a massive biodegradable mural on a New Brighton hillside. Ranked as one of the 30 most...

Bamboo toothbrush options abound

In New York, Medical News compiled a list of bamboo-based toothbrushes for those looking to live a “zero-waste lifestyle.” The publication reports that more...

Biobased Maine names new executive director

In Maine, Marina Bowie has taken the top job at Biobased Maine, a trade organization working to expand the states’ use of biobased resources...

Nothing cheesy about using cheese waste to create biogas

In the United Kingdom, the World Economic Forum and The European Sting reports that cheese waste can be converted into energy to power hundreds...

Back to school backpack made with algae foam and recycled bottles

In Canada, eco-friendly apparel and gear company, tentree, developed an eco-friendly backpack that is made from 100% REPREVE recycled polyester (usually recycled plastic water...

This Bud’s for you and it was shipped in a zero-emission hydrogen truck

In Missouri, cold beer is being transported in hydrogen-powered zero-emission semi-trucks as Anheuser-Busch moves to more sustainable shipping. The company plans to buy up...

Roping you in with eco-friendly options – Skip the bag, shoebox with rope handle...

In Canada, the ALDO Group, a footwear and accessories company, will phase out all single-use shopping bags from corporate stores globally, as part of...

Bamboo bottles battle plastic waste

In India, Dhritiman Borah is fighting plastic water bottle waste with handmade organic bhaluka, a variety of bamboo, water bottles. The water bottles are...

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Dutch research envisions homes made from fungus

In The Netherlands, researchers at Utrecht University have submitted a paper detailing the potential for homes to be made out of fungus. The group evaluates...

Living, programmable robots raise ethics concerns

In Boston, researchers have created living, programmable organisms that could one day have widespread applications, including cleaning microplastics from the oceans. Dubbed xenobots by their...

Itaconix and Nouryon terminate chelates deal

In the United Kingdom, Itaconix and chemical giant Nouryon have mutually agreed to terminate an agreement in which Nouryon exclusively distributes Itaconix’s biobased chelating...