Project Blu: Transforming “ocean-bound” plastic into sustainable pet care products

Project Blu is making sustainable pet care products a new norm. The UK-based pet care brand transforms “ocean-bound” plastic and used clothes to create 100% recycled fabric and fillings for use in cat beds, dog beds, collars and leashes, and dog toys. The circular business model aims not just to maximise its environmental benefit by using recycled materials in the design of its pet products … Continue reading Project Blu: Transforming “ocean-bound” plastic into sustainable pet care products

Oceansaver: Eco-friendly cleaning pods that help you eliminate as much plastic as possible

Are you looking for an eco-friendly cleaning solution whilst eliminating as much plastic as possible? Check out Oceansaver pods, which are a range of concentrated, water-soluble cleaning pods that transform into liquid cleaner when added to water. The plant-based cleaning solution comes in a dissolvable film, which can be added to an empty, reusable spray bottle before filling up the bottle with warm water to … Continue reading Oceansaver: Eco-friendly cleaning pods that help you eliminate as much plastic as possible

Pass It On plantable candles helping consumers to contribute to reforestation efforts in Bali

Singapore-based startup Pass It On is hoping to contribute 250,000 trees to restoration projects in West Bali by the end of this year through sales of its plantable candles and helping reforestation efforts in Bali at the same time. Pass It On candles – which are made from100% soy wax and free of any dyes, parabens, paraffin or phthalates – pay tribute to iconic travel destinations … Continue reading Pass It On plantable candles helping consumers to contribute to reforestation efforts in Bali

Designer Maurizio Montalti develops mycelium-based material and products as a solution to plastic problem

Amsterdam-based designer Maurizio Montalti – who has created pieces of furniture from a fungus-based material – is proving that mycelium can be used to replace plastic and other materials that are tough to recycle. By combining mycelium, the “root structure of fungus”, with agricultural waste such as wheat, rapeseed and flax, Maurizio Montalti has created a new material, which he has used in the design … Continue reading Designer Maurizio Montalti develops mycelium-based material and products as a solution to plastic problem

Desserto: Mexican innovators create cactus leather as a sustainable alternative to leather

Mexico is home to the nopal cactus and now two innovators from the country have created a unique and sustainable material made of cactus, as an  alternative to leather. Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez’s brand Desserto have created the first cactus-based leather on the market, made from nopal cactus leaves. The cactus leather is organic, partially biodegradable, soft, durable, and can be used to … Continue reading Desserto: Mexican innovators create cactus leather as a sustainable alternative to leather

PHOENX: Modular carry-on suitcase features parts that can be easily replaced or repaired

London-based startup PHOENX has created a suitable carry-on suitcase, made from 95% recycled and regenerated materials, which is modular – so parts can be eaily repaired and replaced. The signature modular design allows each component to be sent in for replacement, enabling the PHOENX team to properly recycle each part. This benefits both the consumer and the planet by decreasing unnecessary waste and extending the … Continue reading PHOENX: Modular carry-on suitcase features parts that can be easily replaced or repaired

Stroodles: The environmentally-friendly pasta straw

Simple and ingenious ideas are coming out of people’s desire to protect the planet, and the latest innovation in straws comes in the form of the Stroodles, made entirely from pasta. The pasta straw, which is made from durum wheat and water, is the latest sustainable straw solution to hit the market, as a solution to both single-used plastics and paper straws which can get … Continue reading Stroodles: The environmentally-friendly pasta straw