CleanO2: Canadian startup creates “world’s first carbon capture soap”

Canadian startup CleanO2, which created a device able to take CO2 from industrial furnaces and boilers and produce potash, has developed the “world’s first carbon capture soap”. CleanO2’s range of environmentally-friendly “carbon capture soaps” include body bars, liquid soaps, laundry detergent and car wash soap. The biodegradable soaps are available to purchase from the CleanO2 Using a device called CARBiNX, CleanO2 developed the technology to … Continue reading CleanO2: Canadian startup creates “world’s first carbon capture soap”

Biodegradable flip flops made from algae developed by University of California lab team

Flip flops, made from algae, that are biodegradable have been developed by researchers at University of California, San Diego. This eco-friendly version of the iconic beach footwear is the brainchild of Mike Burkart, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the public research university in San Diego, California, who has developed a polymer from algae, which decomposes naturally. Mike Burkart told Reuters: “We begin by growing … Continue reading Biodegradable flip flops made from algae developed by University of California lab team

BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD: Global initiative announces winners in sustainable design awards

BEYONDPLASTIC, a global initiative dedicated to reducing the use of single-use plastic products, has announced the winners of the 2020 BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD for sustainable design. The BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD – which recognises eco-responsible products and solutions and transforms single-use plastic products into solutions made of environmentally sound materials – looked at innovation and creativity in sustainable design in four categories: most practical impact to reduce the … Continue reading BEYONDPLASTIC AWARD: Global initiative announces winners in sustainable design awards

Pharrell’s i am OTHER team up with circular design studio to launch a sustainable portable dining kit

OTHERWARE – a collaboration between Pharrell Williams’ creative collective, i am OTHER, and circular design studio Pentatonic – has launched a portable dining kit made from recycled materials.  The Pebble, the first ever product from OTHERWARE, is a compact dining toolkit including a fork, knife, spoon, straw and chopsticks, which easily folds away into a compact egg or pebble that fits into a purse, backpack or briefcase … Continue reading Pharrell’s i am OTHER team up with circular design studio to launch a sustainable portable dining kit

AirX: The antibacterial, reusable, biodegradable face mask made from coffee yarn

ShoeX, a Vietnam-based footwear company known for its coffee shoes, has developed a biodegradable face mask made using a coffee yarn. The AirX face mask is antibacterial, antimicrobial, reusable and biodegradable. It features 99.99% dual antibacterial technology for 2 layers of protection. The first layer is woven from coffee yarn using PowerKnit technology, provides a comfortable fit but softness for sensitive skin. The face mask has a biodegradable … Continue reading AirX: The antibacterial, reusable, biodegradable face mask made from coffee yarn

Pela Vision: Sustainable sunglasses in which both frames and lenses will completely biodegrade at end of life cycle

If you’re looking for a pair of sunglasses where both the frames and lenses will completely return to nature at the end of their life cycle, check out Pela Vision’s range of sustainable and biodegradable sunglasses. Pela Vision’s 100% biodegradable sunglasses are made with flax straw material and cellulose acetate derived from cotton and wood (renewable biopolymers). The Pela Vision sustainable range of sunglasses include … Continue reading Pela Vision: Sustainable sunglasses in which both frames and lenses will completely biodegrade at end of life cycle

Pallite launch pop-up desk made from 100% recyclable cardboard

Pallite, an environmentally-friendly packaging company, has created a pop-up, honeycomb-board paper desk to aid home-workers and schoolers struggling for space at home. The Northamptonshire-based business quickly pulled together a pop-up desk design that enables homes to quickly be transformed into offices. Seizing the opportunity to help others who are in the same situation as them, Pallite added the pop-up desks, as well as a junior … Continue reading Pallite launch pop-up desk made from 100% recyclable cardboard

Indonesian startup Evo & Co creating edible seaweed-based cups and other sustainable alternatives to plastic

An Indonesian startup behind the edible seaweed-based cup Ello Jello is expanding its business to provide solutions to end plastic pollution by creating campaigns and offering a range of sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic items. Evo & Co, which was founded in 2016, makes cups and other containers from farmed seaweed free of chemicals and other natural ingredients, as a biodegradable alternative to plastic packaging. … Continue reading Indonesian startup Evo & Co creating edible seaweed-based cups and other sustainable alternatives to plastic

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