Mars Wrigley Partners with Danimer Scientific on Compostable Packaging

Good News Notes: “Snack giant Mars Wrigley has announced a two-year partnership with Danimer Scientific to advance home-compostable packaging. Mars Wrigley said it will soon introduce Skittles candy packaged in Danimer’s Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) material in US stores. Sourced from the seeds of plants such as canola and soy, Nodax PHA is produced through natural…

Compostic launches home-compostable plastic products in US

Good News Notes: “New Zealand-based zero-waste packaging manufacturer Compostic has introduced its product line in the US. The company, which manufactures fully home-compostable cling wrap and resealable bags as an alternative to kitchen plastics, will sell its products via its website and Amazon. The vegan-friendly products and packaging can break down in home compost after…

These biodegradable facemasks bloom into flowers when planted after use

Good News Notes: “A Dutch designer has created biodegradable facemasks made from rice paper that will transform into flowers when planted. Face masks are now part of our daily lives and are likely to remain so for months, if not years. But while they may be essential in stopping the spread of coronavirus pandemic, they…

Explore a sustainable skincare village in Parma, Italy

Good News Notes: “Creating a sustainable beauty brand is always a noble but inevitably fraught endeavour. Without even an established definition of what ‘sustainable beauty’ means – does the packaging have to be recyclable? must the formulations be vegan? – it can be difficult to distinguish which brands really deserve the moniker and which are just using it for show. …

Nestlé To Use Less Plastic Packaging In Confectionary Sharing Bags

Good News Notes: “Nestlé in the UK and Ireland has redesigned its confectionery sharing bags to use significantly less packaging – a move that will see at least 83 tonnes of virgin plastic taken out of its supply chain every year. From April, Nestlé’s products will come in new narrower pouches. Nestlé sells approximately 140…