Luxembourg company launches compostable Nespresso coffee pods

In Luxembourg, a company has launched a fully home compostable coffee pod compatible with the popular Nespresso machines.  Dubbed Capsul’in Pro, the Zero Impact coffee...

Clean shave, clean plant: Biobased razor subscription launches online

In New Hampshire, Sustain Shave Club is making online, subscription-based sales more sustainable with disposable razors with up to 35% wheat straw content.  For $10,...

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...

Stay cozy in quarantine with hemp socks

In North Carolina, Bear Fiber has created socks from hemp for a prototype project meant to demonstrate that “Hemp Makes it Better.”  In partnership with...

Fungus among us: Mushrooms finding use in multiple end markets

E&T Magazine has done a deep dive on the recent efforts to produce sustainable materials from mushrooms, with end markets including packaging, water capture,...

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,...

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“Let’s Get Physical” sustainable activewear line is the 80s throwback we deserve

In London, sustainable apparel firm PANGAIA is set to launch an activewear line that incorporates numerous renewable materials while at the same time paying...

Nike adds pineapple leather to materials palette

In Oregon, sneaker giant Nike has introduced a new collection incorporating a pineapple-based leather alternative produced in the Philippines. The Happy Pineapple collection debuted...

Gucci develops vegan leather

In Italy, luxury brand Gucci has launched its first eco-friendly sneaker, featuring animal-free leather developed in-house. Dubbed Demetra, the material was developed at Gucci’s Gruppo...