Tag: New York

New York biobased leather startup raises $1.7 million

New York biobased leather startup raises $1.7 million

May 2, 2022 |

In New York, startup Tomtex has raised $1.7 million in pre-seed funding to advance development and commercialization of leather-like materials from mushroom and seafood shell waste.   The round was led by SOSV. Nucleus Adventures Capital, C3 Ventures, CRCM Ventures, Gaingels, Portfolia Food and AgTech Fund, Chasing Rainbow Ventures, and Angels also participated, according to Just […]

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Bronx Bombers endorse bioplastic straws

Bronx Bombers endorse bioplastic straws

April 11, 2022 |

In New York, Yankee Stadium will introduce biodegradable drinking straws made from bioplastic polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA).   The straws are made by WinCup using canola oil as feedstock. The switch will help the home of the Bronx Bombers achieve its target of net zero waste through composting and recycling. Currently, 85% of the stadium’s waste is […]

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Lenny Kravitz wants to share “love” and “a healthy mouth” via plant-based oral health products

Lenny Kravitz wants to share “love” and “a healthy mouth” via plant-based oral health products

April 4, 2022 |

In New York, a plant-based toothpaste company that counts Grammy-winning rocker Lenny Kravitz as its chief creative officer has expanded into offering mouthwash, whitening pens, floss, and toothbrushes.  Twice aims to donate 10% of its profits to Glo Good Foundation, which provides free dental care in underserved regions, once it becomes profitable.  The foundation is […]

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Designer Tom Ford names plastics innovation prize finalists

Designer Tom Ford names plastics innovation prize finalists

April 4, 2022 |

In New York, fashion designer Tom Ford has announced the finalists for the Ocean-Safe Alternatives Competition’s Plastic Innovation Prize.  The eight finalists include three companies—Kelpi, Sway and Zerocycle—converting seaweed into bioplastics or plastic alternatives, as well as Genecis, a startup specializing in reprogramming bacteria to create reusable materials; Marea, an Icelandic start-up converting algae into […]

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Attention manscapers: Skincare brand eos is collecting pubic hair to fight soil erosion

Attention manscapers: Skincare brand eos is collecting pubic hair to fight soil erosion

March 14, 2022 |

In New York, popular skincare and shaving cream brand eos has put out a public call for pubic hair to aid in the fight against soil erosion.  The campaign—dubbed Pubes For The Planet—evolved out of a partnership between eos, renewable resource organization Matter of Trust, and marketing agency Mischief @ No Fixed Address.  For the […]

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RPI team developing hemp rebar for greener, longer-lasting buildings

RPI team developing hemp rebar for greener, longer-lasting buildings

February 28, 2022 |

In New York, a team at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is developing a composite reinforcing material made of hemp stalk and bioplastic to create a rebar as strong as steel for construction.  “There are some natural fibers that have a similar strength to steel for the same weight,” Alexandros Tsamis, a professor of architecture at RPI, […]

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Worley, ABB and IBM team up to help build and operate green hydrogen facilities

Worley, ABB and IBM team up to help build and operate green hydrogen facilities

February 23, 2022 |

In New York state, Worley, ABB and IBM have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on helping energy companies build and operate green hydrogen facilities more efficiently and at scale. The planned three-party collaboration aims to develop an integrated, digitally enabled solution for facility owners to build green hydrogen assets more quickly, cheaply, and […]

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Mark Cuban backs efforts to replace college kegger’s iconic red Solo cup

Mark Cuban backs efforts to replace college kegger’s iconic red Solo cup

February 21, 2022 |

In New York, a startup founded by two college students has received a $1.7-million boost from billionaire Mark Cuban and others to expand production of single-use cups based on polylactic acid.  The milestone was an early and unlikely victory for Earth Brands, which was founded in 2019 by Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen to address […]

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Focused fungi: Ecovative launches Forager subsidiary to serve fashion and automotive markets

Focused fungi: Ecovative launches Forager subsidiary to serve fashion and automotive markets

January 31, 2022 |

In New York, mycelium materials company Ecovative has launched Forager, a division focused on designing, marketing, and manufacturing mycelium-based materials and foams for the fashion and automotive industries. Grown on agricultural byproducts like corn husks, Forager’s pure mycelium materials are fully biodegradable and home compostable. Forager will utilize Ecovative’s AirMycelium™ technology to produce large sheets […]

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Maybelline to boost biobased content

Maybelline to boost biobased content

January 24, 2022 |

In New York, mainstay cosmetics brand Maybelline has vowed to make 95% of its formulas either biobased or derived from minerals or circular sources by 2030.    The company’s new sustainability program, Conscious Together, aims to create a more responsible business model for the brand by transforming its processes, innovations, and mindset to reduce its […]

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