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  • The provider of science, technology and engineering solutions to governments and companies KBR announced on June 1 that it has entered into an agreement to invest an additional $100 million in Mura Te ...
  • Growing public pressure on the plastic industry and a decreased market share should sway the plastic industry towards more sustainable practices, according to a new report. The report by non-profit Pl ...
  • Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada’s westernmost province are studying using kelp from B.C.’s coastline and wood fibres from its forests to fight plastic pollution.  Bioform T ...
  • The UK biomaterials firm Modern Synthesis secured $4.1m in seed funding, which the company says it will use to expedite the development of its signature microbial textile platform and open a trial fac ...
  • The southern Australian state, New South Wales (NSW), is banning lightweight single-use plastic bags next week, June 1. Several other disposable plastic items will also be included in the ban starting ...
  • Press release Shell Chemicals Park Moerdijk, a subsidiary of Shell plc, announced on July 13 a new investment that supports its plan to transition the chemicals park into a site able to serve the chan ...
  • Finnish oil firm Neste announced on July 13 that it has received a grant approval for up to EUR 135 million from the EU Innovation Fund to build chemical recycling capacities at its Porvoo refinery in ...
  • Scientists at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is made from non-edible parts of plants. EPFL says the plastic is tough, heat-resistant, ...
  • Naturbeads, a company that produces plant-based alternatives to harmful plastic microbeads, has received funding to scale-up operations.  Naturbeads’ £1.3m (US$1.5m) of funding has come from Italian V ...
  • Virginia-based textile recycling start-up Circ has announced that it secured a $30 million dollar series B funding round with support from well-known industry names, including Inditex. The firm said i ...