Tag: United Kingdom

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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London designer envisions countertop meat gardens

London designer envisions countertop meat gardens

March 29, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, designer Alice Turner has introduced a conceptual countertop bioreactor device that would, in the future, allow consumers to grow their own meat.  Dubbed Carnerie, Turner believes such a device will be feasible about 20 years in the future. The app-controlled machine would employ technology currently being developed by cultivated meat companies. […]

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Vegan lawyers across the pond dig wigs made from hemp

Vegan lawyers across the pond dig wigs made from hemp

March 1, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom, barristers will now have the option of using vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair as they debate the merits of their respective cases.  Samuel March, a young, vegan barrister, created first unveiled his new wig on social media. “The prototype has arrived. This is the world’s first hemp barrister’s wig. […]

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RFA, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council welcome UK E10 mandate

RFA, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council welcome UK E10 mandate

February 28, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council welcomed the United Kingdom’s announcement to introduce a 10% ethanol blend standard (E10) nationwide by September of this year. “The United Kingdom’s introduction of an E10 ethanol blend comes amid a global push to decarbonize the transportation sector and reduce greenhouse […]

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Absolut Biobased: Paper vodka bottles hit shelves in select markets

Absolut Biobased: Paper vodka bottles hit shelves in select markets

January 25, 2021 |

In the United Kingdom and Sweden, the first rollout of paper bottles from the iconic vodka brand Absolut have hit liquor store shelves.  The bottles are actually made from a mix of paper and recycled plastic and are the first step toward a fully biobased spirits bottle, says Pernod Ricard, the French owner of the […]

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Biodegradable baby wipes: Gentle on skin, gentle on planet

Biodegradable baby wipes: Gentle on skin, gentle on planet

December 7, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, baby care brand Huggies has introduced baby wipes that biodegrade after just 15 days under landfill conditions.  Huggies Pure Biodegradable wipes, made from natural fibers, are 100% plastic free and the brand’s first biodegradable product. They will be available at UK Asda and Morrison stores.   “We know this announcement will be […]

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Trash to trendy: UK project looks to convert waste into textiles

Trash to trendy: UK project looks to convert waste into textiles

November 30, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, a consortium of researchers is developing a process to convert household waste, biomass, and fabric into new textiles. They hope that the £5.4 million (USD$7.2 million) project with the Royal College of Art will help improve the sustainability profile of the textile market.  “The clothing and fashion sector is currently one […]

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Graphene bioplastic boasts better biodegradability

Graphene bioplastic boasts better biodegradability

November 30, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, biotech firm Toraphene has developed a biodegradable plastic packaging incorporating graphene that it says will boost food safety and shelf-life. The material, also called Toraphene, is stronger, thinner, and has better permeability characteristics than current bioplastics.   “Amidst a climate crisis, plastic waste is known to be a huge global problem and […]

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Nova Pangaea Technologies completes successful E10 biofuel trial on motorcycle

Nova Pangaea Technologies completes successful E10 biofuel trial on motorcycle

November 19, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, Nova Pangaea Technologies successfully developed and trialed its first E10 fuel on a motorcycle at its headquarters in Redcar, UK. The trial featured Nova Pangaea’s process, REFNOVA, which converts 2nd generation non-food feedstocks such as woody and agricultural residues into valuable products for biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers. The fuel was produced […]

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Miscanthus can contribute to UK net zero targets via bioenergy, biofuels

Miscanthus can contribute to UK net zero targets via bioenergy, biofuels

November 19, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, Terravesta reports that Jonathan Scurlock, chief adviser, renewable energy and climate change for the National Farmers Union, believes Miscanthus can contribute significantly to UK net zero targets and be a feedstock supply for bioenergy, biobased materials, biofuels. “The NFU expects growth in land use for perennial energy crops like Miscanthus to […]

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