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Company using grape waste to make oils, lotions - http://www.wasterecyclingnews.com/rss2.html?id=1318001673
These are exciting developments...not only do they find a useful avenue for using waste, they also make a renewable, sustainable and more healthy chemical from that...
Are there other prominent fruit wastes from which renewable chemicals, cosmetics etc could be made?
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Besides secreting oil, microalgae also produce compounds to protect themselves against environmental injuries like too much sunlight or lack of moisture. As it happens, human skin deals with those same insults every day, and we're always looking for products that can help us in that fight—which is one reason why the global cosmetics industry is worth more than $40 billion.
The global markets for algae-based products and biofuels are poised for explosive growth over the next decade. The non-biofuel related products from algae including pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals, human and animal feed will play a decisive role in the success of algae production ventures.
Here’s a report which provides a snapshot of such non-fuel products obtained from algae – both micro and macroalgae.
1. Pharmaceuticals & Nutraceuticals
Use of microalgae, especially the cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), for antibiotics and pharmacologically active compounds has received ever increasing interest. A large number of antibiotic compounds, many with novel structures, have been isolated and…
For years, many companies have been seeking to reduce both costs and their carbon footprints by either switching their packaging to more eco-friendly materials, reducing the amount of packaging or both.
Companies such as Starbucks and Nike are known for their use of eco-friendly packaging, but today, more companies are joining the movement. In turn, the amount of waste from product packaging has decreased, industries are reducing costs and the earth is - and will continue to - benefit.