Scaling up: French designer turns fish waste into building material

In France, materials expert Erik de Laurens is turning smelly fish waste into beautiful tiles that resemble marble. Dubbed Scalite, the material is a...

Norwegian startup joins mushroom mania

In Oslo, startup NoMy has closed a seed funding to help advance its mycelium technology for end markets such as plant-based meat alternatives and...

Mycelium grill brings the “fun-guy” to the BBQ

In Switzerland, design student Stephanie Singer has created a biodegradable grill made from mycelium and other renewable materials. Dubbed MYC, the structural elements are fireproof...

“Living” coffins prove popular in Netherlands

In the Netherlands, living coffins made of mycelium and moss have been so popular that the manufacturer has had to expand production. According to Living...

Singapore insect farming startup generates buzz

In Singapore, startup Insectta is using black soldier fly larva to turn food waste into usable materials, including high-value ingredients used in markets like...

Coffee cookie cups are now available for sustainability-minded soccer fans

In the United Kingdom, fans at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium can cut down on waste while simultaneously addressing their caffeine and sugar cravings.  The stadium,...

The North Face taps Spinnova for wood-based textiles

In Finland, renewable textile firm Spinnova has partnered with The North Face to improve the sustainability profile of outdoor apparel. Spinnova’s fiber is made...

From pruning to plate: Indian startup uses apple orchard waste to make single-use tableware

In Himachal, India, a startup is using apple orchard waste to manufacturing biodegradable, single-use tableware such as plates, forks, and knives.  Specifically, Himjoy Enterprises is...

Latest end-of-life option: Become a big bath bomb

In Texas, a mortician/TikTok star has gone viral with a new offering for the deceased: the option to become a big “bath bomb” for...

British designer grows mushroom lamps

In the United Kingdom, designer Sebastian Cox has created pendant lamps made by growing fomes fomentariu mushrooms in funnels. Dubbed Mycelium + Timber, the lamps...

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I don’t see London or France, thanks to biodegradable underpants

In the United Kingdom, Stripe & Stare, a brand focused on pajamas and knickers, has launched a 100% compostable line of underwear.  Dubbed the B...

Coldplay announces “sustainable tour” with bamboo stage, electricity-generating floor

In the United Kingdom, popular rock act Coldplay has announced its upcoming tour will emit half the carbon dioxide emissions as its last outing,...

Psych! Beet juice concoction tricks mosquitos into drinking poison

In Sweden, startup Molecular Attraction has developed a plant-based poison concoction that tricks mosquitos into thinking they’re drink blood.  Made from beet juice, the idea...