Edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat, and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of March 28th

March 27, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of March 28th

In today’s Digest, edible seaweed-based packaging, dissolvable polyvinyl alcohol grocery bag, bioplastic from apple and orange waste, Levi’s cottonized hemp, biobased composite car seat — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.

#1 Edible, seaweed-based packaging now available for sale

In Indonesia, seaweed-based food packaging firm Evoware says its products are now available for sale online.

Edible-grade packaging, which has halal and food safety certifications, dissolves in hot water and can be eaten, discarded, or used as fertilizer. Suggested uses include dry seasoning packets and burger wrapping. Evoware’s biodegradable grades are available for household items like soap. Both can be bought on the company’s website, www.evoware.id.

The company was one of six to win $1 million awards in a recent Ellen MacArthur Foundation and OpenIdeo contest aimed at supporting companies with promising technologies to tackle the global plastic waste epidemic. Evoware cofounder David Christian told Science Times that Indonesia is home to four of the world’s most polluted rivers, which inspired the company’s products.
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