Several end-of-life options envisioned for wheat bran tableware

In India, researchers at the CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST) at Pappanamcode have developed biodegradable tableware from wheat bran that could...

Fat Tuesday targets lean waste

In New Orleans, Fat Tuesday is getting a green makeover with biobased products aimed at reducing the massive amount of trash left behind.  Otherwise known...

Big beverage brand prototypes paper packaging

In Hungary, Coca-Cola has begun a trial of paper bottles. The beverage giant says the 250-mL bottles are 100% recyclable and made from sustainably...

Seaweed pulp plates set to launch on South Korean market

In South Korea, biodegradable plates made from seaweed byproduct are set to launch in March.  Producer Marine Innovation says its seaweed pulp cuts raw material...

Human composting facility begins operations

In Seattle, the world’s first human composting facility has begun operations, although it is unclear if it has had any “customers” yet.   Dubbed Recompose,...

Latest architecture and design trends take waste not, want not approach

Architecture is undergoing a “biowaste revolution,” according to Architect, an online publication affiliated with the Journal of the American Institute of Architects. The piece...

Absolut Biobased: Paper vodka bottles hit shelves in select markets

In the United Kingdom and Sweden, the first rollout of paper bottles from the iconic vodka brand Absolut have hit liquor store shelves.  The bottles...

MIT grows wood in a petri dish

In Boston, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have grown plant tissue, including wood and fibers, in a lab, paving the way for...

Cow intestine lamps marry grossness with function

In Denmark, designer Kathrine Barbro Bendixen is converting waste cow intestines into surprisingly beautiful lighting installations. Once cleaned and reinflated, Bendixen, founder of Studio...

Student establishes vegan leather startup in Columbia

In Colombia, Oxford University student Gabriel Moreno has developed a vegan leather using fibers from the fique plant that helps create a revenue stream...

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Aquaman star endorses algae-based sneakers

In Illinois, climbing gear brand So iLL has partnered with Aquaman star Jason Momoa to launch sneakers made from algae and other biodegradable materials,...

Vegan lawyers across the pond dig wigs made from hemp

In the United Kingdom, barristers will now have the option of using vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair as they debate the merits...

Allbirds invests in Illinois plant-based leather start-up

In San Francisco, popular sustainability-focused shoe brand Allbirds has invested $2 million in Natural Fiber Welding to advance development of plant-based leather alternatives.  Founded by...