Foam Shoes From Algae

The algae is harvested from waste steams, where algal blooms can occur (Credit: alexeys/Depositphotos)

Back in 2015, we heard about how bioplastics firm Algix and clean tech company Effekt were collaborating to make eco-friendly foam based on algae instead of petroleum. The material is now being marketed as Bloom foam – by the newly-formed Bloom company – and you’ll soon be able to buy shoes made out of the stuff. [ More ]