The World’s First Biodegradable Umbrella

The Brelli is said to be world’s first biodegradable umbrella. Inspired by asian parasols, the Brelli’s handle and frame are crafted from bamboo (sustainably-harvested), and the canopy is made out of an innovative bioplastic. The canopy can be composted in conventional landfills¬† –¬† it has passed stringent tests certifying that it will fully biodegrade in […]

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Innovation: Biodegradeable Coffee Cups!

Today, there is no way to compost or recycle the billions of disposable coffee cups used in the U.S. each year. It’s all due to a simple fact: the cups are lined with a petroleum-based plastic (polyethylene) to prevent leaking. But, finally, someone has invented a biodegradable coffee cup. The innovators are International Paper and […]

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BioBag: Biodegradable and Compostable Bags

BioBags are the first 100% bio­degradable alternative to plastic bags. They are made from cornstarch, vegetable oil and other renewable resources. BioBags makes kitchen “compost bags” to store foods scraps before composting. They can also can be used to store food in the refrigerator. The advantage over plastic, is that these bags will “breath” without […]

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Stronger Bioplastic Developed: Kenaf + Polylactic Acid (PLA)

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A stronger bioplastic has been created by NEC. It was achieved by reinforcing polylactic acid with kenaf fiber. Kenaf is an extremely fast growing plant which absorbs more CO2 than other other crop. The bioplastic would be beneficial to the ecosystem during its manufacture and when it is discarded and biodegrades. The superior stength and […]

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Where To Get Bioplastic Dinnerware

Sometimes, well, it’s just hard to find Bioplastic dinnerware! We’ve found a couple of places that have a good range of biodegradable dinnerware and related items. SimplyBiodegradable and SinlessBuying carry restaurant-style “to go” dinnerware. Gaiam also sells picnic-style place sets. Bioplastic dinnerware by Danish designers Papcorn.

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