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Investors Back Seaweed Packaging Innovators As Plastic Waste Crisis Creates Demand For Sustainable Alternatives

4 Mins Read As consumer dissatisfaction with traditional plastic packaging grows stronger and as the global plastic waste crisis continues to worsen daily, a slew of new material science startups are looking to algae for solutions, and investors are pouring money into the nascent space. Over the past few months, three seaweed-based packaging companies from the US and […]

World’s First Sustainable Packaging Sourcing Marketplace Launches with Oversubscribed Pre-Seed

5 Mins Read SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world’s first global B2B marketplace dedicated to sourcing forevers plastics free packaging products, has just launched with an oversubscribed pre-seed round. The company, based in Hong Kong and addressing an international audience of buyers, offers an online e-commerce platform to help food companies and retail brands find sustainable packaging materials amid growing consumer […]

Cambridge Spinoff Xampla To Launch Plastic-Free Sachets & Capsules Made From ‘Vegan Spider Silk’

4 Mins Read Xampla, the University of Cambridge spin-off startup, will soon introduce compostable plastic-free sachets and capsules made using a new “vegan spider silk” material. The new polymer material, which is plant-based, scalable and sustainably-made, has been developed by Cambridge researchers and could be used to replace single-use plastic items once and for all.  Scientists from Cambridge […]

Manila Agritech Fortuna Cools Bags Funding For Plastic-Free Upcycled Coconut Coolers

3 Mins Read Fortuna Cools, a Philippines-based agritech startup making sustainable coolers out of coconut fibre, has closed its round of seed funding. The company is backed by ADB Ventures, the impact investment arm of Asian Development Bank, and will be using the funds to ramp up production of its biodegradable plastic-free alternative to traditional styrofoam containers.  Manila-headquartered […]

Global VCs Brinc & Blue Horizon Jointly Invest US$3M+ In New FoodTech Scaleup Cross-Border Accelerator Program

4 Mins Read Asia venture accelerator firm Brinc and European FoodTech venture fund, Blue Horizon Ventures will invest over US$3 million into global foodtech startups through Brinc’s new scaleup program, which aims to help growth-stage companies enter markets throughout Southeast Asia and Greater China, an investment remit that the two parties describe as the “largest cheque size for foodtech accelerator […]

Dairy-Free Kit-Kat & Twix: Trupo Treats Unveils Vegan Milk Alternatives To Iconic Chocolate Bars

3 Mins Read Colorado-based Trupo Treats unveiled a range of vegan milk chocolate alternatives of childhood favourite bar including Kit-Kat’s, Twix, Nestle Crunch and Hershey’s with the focus to not only help people transition to plant-based sweets with familiar tastes but with a mission to end to animal cruelty through the consumption of these products. Founded by 22-year-old […]

Polish Startup Picup Launches Europe’s First 100% Biodegradable Plantable Coffee & Tea Cups

3 Mins Read Picup has launched its plantable paper cups in Poland, the first-of-its-kind in the country and across Europe. The Poznan-based startup’s 100% biodegradable cups of tea or coffee contain seeds at the bottom of the filter, allowing a tree to grow after the drink is consumed. Polish sustainable packaging startup Picup has introduced Europe’s first-ever plantable […]

Rethinking Materials: Industry Giants To Join Summit To Drive Circular Solutions For Plastics & Packaging

4 Mins Read Major brands from a cross-section of industries are set to come together for an upcoming summit focused on sustainable innovation in plastics and packaging. Taking place in May 19-20, the two-day virtual Rethinking Materials conference will see the likes of Unilever, PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive join sustainable startups and biotechs such as LanzaTech and Modern Meadow […]

AirCarbon: This Regenerative BioMaterial Replaces Plastic & Captures More Emissions Than It Takes To Make It

4 Mins Read When Newlight Technologies was first set up, they didn’t know that this biomaterial could be possible. Simply put, their science didn’t exist. After a decade of research and development, the company has created AirCarbon – a certified carbon negative material that actually captures more greenhouse gas emissions than it emits into the atmosphere. This milestone, […]

Reusable & Refillable: You Can Now Find Loop’s Circular Packaging At E-Tailer Ulta Beauty For Burt’s Bees, Dermalogica & More

4 Mins Read Beauty retail giant Ulta Beauty joined forces with circular packaging service startup Loop to offer customers all its cosmetic products in reusable and refillable packaging that includes the use of aluminum and glass bottles. As part of its holistic initiative ‘Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty’, the U.S.-based company pledged to achieve 50% recycled, bio-sourced materials or […]

Female-Founded Vegan Gelato Sacred Serve Debuts World’s First 100% Zero-Plastic Recyclable Ice Cream Cartons

4 Mins Read Sacred Serve, a Chicago-based female-founded vegan gelato startup has debuted the world’s first 100% recyclable ice cream cartons. Made from paper-based fibre, the new completely plastic-free cartons developed by London-headquartered packaging firm Delipac are also compostable and biodegradable.  Plant-based gelato brand Sacred Serve has debuted the world’s first completely plastic-free and recyclable ice cream cartons, […]

Israeli Startup TIPA Bags US$4M For Its Compostable Flexible Food Packaging

3 Mins Read TIPA, an Israeli startup developing sustainable packaging solutions, has just raised US$4 million from the Millennium Food-Tech, a Tel Aviv-listed investment vehicle. The company’s breakthrough material innovation technology offers a compostable packaging solution for food that can replace existing difficult-to-recycle flexible plastic films on the market.  Securing US$4 million from Millennium Food-Tech, which came shortly […]

M&S Launches Innovation Hub To Develop Plant-Based Foods & Plastic-Free Packaging Solutions

3 Mins Read British retailer M&S will be opening an Innovation Hub to house its new “specialist team” focused on developing food solutions, including plant-based proteins and plastic-free packaging materials. It comes amid a wave of announcements from major supermarket chains and CPG giants revealing ambitious plans to pursue the fast-growing alternative protein market in response to surging […]

Bacardi Swaps Petroleum Plastics For Danimer’s 100% Biodegradable PHA Plant Bottles

3 Mins Read Bacardi, the world’s biggest family-owned spirits brand famous for its white rum, has announced that it will be replacing its existing plastic packaging for a new 100% biodegradable bottle. Partnering with Danimer Scientific, the developer of the new PHA-based bottles, the spirits giant says that it will be putting the “world’s most sustainable spirits bottle […]