Tag: United Kingdom

I don’t see London or France, thanks to biodegradable underpants

I don’t see London or France, thanks to biodegradable underpants

October 18, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, Stripe & Stare, a brand focused on pajamas and knickers, has launched a 100% compostable line of underwear.  Dubbed the B Edit, the unmentionables use wood-based Tencel fiber produced by Austria’s Lenzing and elastane sourced from Japan’s Roica.  The underthings are certified compostable by Oeko-Tex and Cradle to Cradle and break […]

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Coldplay announces “sustainable tour” with bamboo stage, electricity-generating floor

Coldplay announces “sustainable tour” with bamboo stage, electricity-generating floor

October 18, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, popular rock act Coldplay has announced its upcoming tour will emit half the carbon dioxide emissions as its last outing, thanks to measures that include a bamboo stage, biodegradable glitter and renewable energy.  “The planet is facing a climate crisis,” Coldplay says in a statement. “So we’ve spent the last two […]

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Scottish group wants to turn fish guts into fashion

Scottish group wants to turn fish guts into fashion

October 18, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, research is underway to convert seafood waste into adipic acid, a precursor material for nylon.  The consortium includes  researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre, seafood producer Farne Salmon, and Impact Solutions, an independent plastics laboratory in Scotland. The group has genetically modified bacteria to convert the fatty […]

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Former boy bander Zayn Malik partners on biobased sunglass line

Former boy bander Zayn Malik partners on biobased sunglass line

October 11, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, X-Factor and One Direction alum Zayn Malik has released a sunglass collection with Arnette that features biobased acetate frames.  Dubbed Zayn x Arnette, the collection consists of five “edgy, yet easy to wear styles” with an emphasis on 90s nostalgia.   “I’m very interested in design and the creative elements of […]

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Mushroom leather hits the catwalk

Mushroom leather hits the catwalk

October 11, 2021 |

In France, Stella McCartney has featured a bag made out of mushroom leather at the recent Paris Fashion Week. The material, trade named Mylo, was produced by Bolt Threads using mushroom root. Stella McCartney, a UK-based design house that has been a leader in sustainable fashion innovation, has previously displayed tops and pants made from Mylo, […]

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Coffee cookie cups are now available for sustainability-minded soccer fans

Coffee cookie cups are now available for sustainability-minded soccer fans

August 23, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, fans at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium can cut down on waste while simultaneously addressing their caffeine and sugar cravings.  The stadium, which is host to Premier League’s Manchester United, will begin selling coffee and other hot beverages in cups made out of cookies, beginning this weekend. The cups are made by […]

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Brew can do it: UK company wants to expand uses for spent coffee grounds

Brew can do it: UK company wants to expand uses for spent coffee grounds

July 26, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, bio-bean Ltd. has launched a new material based on spent coffee grounds that it says could be used to replace virgin materials in a number of applications.  Dubbed Inficaf, bio-bean collects and processes over 7,000 metric tons of spent coffee grounds annually. The process involves drying spent grounds before sieving and […]

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RFA welcomes E10 in UK, recommends tighter blend range

RFA welcomes E10 in UK, recommends tighter blend range

June 13, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association thanked the United Kingdom’s Department of Transport for its draft regulations requiring the introduction of E10 ethanol blends beginning in September. However, in comments submitted to the agency, RFA recommended they adjust the minimum ethanol content for the E10 blend. Currently, the draft regulation allows fuel providers to […]

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Oxford spin-out targets slaughter-free pig products

Oxford spin-out targets slaughter-free pig products

May 17, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, startup Ivy Farm Technologies is on a mission to save 170,000 pigs from slaughter by scaling up production of lab-grown pork.  The Oxford University spin-out has raised £16 million (US$22.6 million) to establish an R&D facility near the school’s campus. It hopes to eventually produce 12,000 metric tons of pork annually—enough […]

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Rumors point to green burial for Duke of Edinburgh

Rumors point to green burial for Duke of Edinburgh

April 12, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, rumors are suggesting that funeral plans for Prince Phillip, who died on April 9, will honor the Queen consort’s ecological activism by using a biodegradable coffin made of wool.  Produced by textile company A.W. Hainsworth, the “Natural Legacy” coffins consist of wool fitted around a cardboard frame reinforced with base board.  […]

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