Polish designer debuts tableware from sugar beet waste

In Poland, designer Sofia Jaśkiewicz has created a line of tableware and packaging made from sugar beet waste. The items are made by adding other...

Green decree: France says all new public buildings must be 50% renewable by 2022

In France, The French government has issued a mandate that half of all materials used to construct new public buildings must be timber or...

Johnny Walker goes green with paper packaging

In the United Kingdom, libations leader Diageo announced it has created paper-based packaging for spirits, which it will roll out for the popular Johnnie...

Pepsi trials molded pulp six-pack rings

In California, beverage giant PepsiCo is trialing the use of molded pulp material to replace the plastic rings used in distribution of 6-packs. The...

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...

Protect your pooch with natural dog toy stuffing

In New York, The Good Stuffing Company has launched its first line of plush dog toys, which are stuffed with poly-fil made from natural...

“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...

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In Australia, researchers have found that Gen-Z is wary of lab-grown meat despite reporting concerns for personal health, the environment, and animal welfare. Usually defined...