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Turning the Tide: A Startup’s Mission to Restore Balance to Coastal Ecosystems
Turning the Tide: A Startup’s Mission to Restore Balance to Coastal Ecosystems

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Thalasso’s technology harvests invasive sargassum seaweed, while its micro-biorefineries turn the ecosystem-disrupting material into a circular-economic revenue generator for affected communities.

Startup Using Biomimicry to Break Textile Dyeing Down to Its DNA
Startup Using Biomimicry to Break Textile Dyeing Down to Its DNA

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Colorifix's technology uses DNA sequencing to replicate nature's hues into sustainable pigments, curbing the industry's overreliance on water- and chemical-intensive dyeing processes.

Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity
Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity

SUPPLY CHAIN - The new policy will protect more pollinators and create a more sustainable produce supply chain; but campaigners say more industrywide action is needed.

Case Study: Collaborating to Cultivate Regenerative Practices Throughout the Value Chain
Case Study: Collaborating to Cultivate Regenerative Practices Throughout the Value Chain

COLLABORATION - Bayer and Perdue have joined forces to drive regenerative-ag practices throughout the value chain to cut emissions, reduce environmental impact and improve soil health at scale. We caught up with them to learn more.

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A Clean, Circular Materials Future Is No Longer a Fabrication
A Clean, Circular Materials Future Is No Longer a Fabrication

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - At SB’23 San Diego, three sets of innovators at the forefront of the materials and packaging space shared key insights into the biobased and circular solutions driving a sea change in the market.

bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear
bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear

SUPPLY CHAIN - Partnerships with brands including Madewell and Vibram will help adapt bluesign’s existing standards and guidelines for two untapped industries.

New Insulating Paints Reduce Energy, Costs, Emissions, Discomfort in Extreme Temperatures
New Insulating Paints Reduce Energy, Costs, Emissions, Discomfort in Extreme Temperatures

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The paints, developed by Stanford researchers, can reduce the need for both heating and air conditioning in buildings, as well as refrigerated cargo spaces such as trains and trucks.

Researchers Upcycling Kale, Plastic Waste Into Personal Care, Pharmaceutical Ingredients
Researchers Upcycling Kale, Plastic Waste Into Personal Care, Pharmaceutical Ingredients

WASTE NOT - Savvy scientists from Scotland and Singapore have developed sustainable ways to breathe new life into vegetable and plastic waste, as well as local manufacturing.

Royal Society of Chemistry Task Force Aims to Make Liquid Polymers ‘Benign by Design’
Royal Society of Chemistry Task Force Aims to Make Liquid Polymers ‘Benign by Design’

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The Sustainable Polymers in Liquid Formulation (PLFs) Task Force will collaborate to innovate throughout the value chain and across sectors including cosmetics, water treatments, lubricants and agricultural products.

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GAF's First Urban Heat Project Produces Cool Results
GAF's First Urban Heat Project Produces Cool Results

THE NEXT ECONOMY - GAF coatings had been proven to cool surfaces and ambient air on individual applications but had never been applied on a community-wide scale. Preliminary data showed a 25-50% reduction of the urban heat island effect during peak temperatures.

Industry of All Nations’ Undyed Cotton Initiative Shows Proof of Concept for a More Natural End Product
Industry of All Nations’ Undyed Cotton Initiative Shows Proof of Concept for a More Natural End Product

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The popularity of the company’s undyed apparel collection proves the business case and consumer demand for more consciously produced, less toxic clothing.

These AI-Powered Drones Finally Bring Precision to Herbicide Application
These AI-Powered Drones Finally Bring Precision to Herbicide Application

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Precision AI has developed the world's first AI drones for plant-level herbicide application — on a mission to create healthier, more sustainable, profitable farms.

US States Cracking Down on Toxic Chemicals in Processed Food, Cosmetics
US States Cracking Down on Toxic Chemicals in Processed Food, Cosmetics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - California and Washington are the latest states to attempt to fill gaps in public-health safeguards, thanks to a lack of federal protections against certain commonly used chemicals.

Cornell Researchers Upcycling Polyester Textile Waste into Functional Coatings
Cornell Researchers Upcycling Polyester Textile Waste into Functional Coatings

WASTE NOT - A new method chemically breaks down old fabric and reuses polyester compounds to create fire-resistant, anti-bacterial or wrinkle-free coatings that can then be applied to new clothes and fabrics.

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PFAS-Removal Solutions for Consumer Products Show Promise But Remain Costly
PFAS-Removal Solutions for Consumer Products Show Promise But Remain Costly

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In light of new EPA guidance and increased consumer awareness, remediation strategies for the so-called ‘forever chemicals’ are coming under increased scrutiny.

How to Select Sustainable Textiles for the Built Environment
How to Select Sustainable Textiles for the Built Environment

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Acknowledging that many textile manufacturers are vague about their products, with little to no proof of sustainability or misrepresenting their claims, can be disheartening. But there are a few key ways to identify a greenwashed product.

ChemSec Approaches Complex Chemistry Discussions with Collaboration and Humor
ChemSec Approaches Complex Chemistry Discussions with Collaboration and Humor

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - ChemSec works to eliminate toxic chemicals in products by engaging with companies and policymakers across cultures, industries and governments; ED Anne-Sofie Bäckar says trust, transparency — and sometimes, keeping things light — are key.

3 Material Innovators Using Algae to Paint Greener Picture for Fashion
3 Material Innovators Using Algae to Paint Greener Picture for Fashion

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Living Ink, Algaeing and Mounid are changing the game with carbon-negative, fast-to-produce alternatives to carcinogenic, petroleum-based inks, dyes and textiles.

Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins
Basecamp Research Helping Expand Global Access to Safe, Natural Chemicals and Proteins

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With a goal of phasing out toxic and forever chemicals in consumer products, the UK-based biotech startup is spearheading the ethical, equitable discovery and utilization of the safe, effective chemicals and proteins waiting to be found in nature and developed for human use and benefit.

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Modern Meadow Partners to Scale Sustainable Materials Development for Outdoor Apparel Market
Modern Meadow Partners to Scale Sustainable Materials Development for Outdoor Apparel Market

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - The materials innovator and sustainable fabric giant Singtex are co-developing new biomaterials across a range of applications — starting with a sustainably produced, waterproof, membrane-based material for outdoor apparel.

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