They and other retailers still lag on transparency, but there are meaningful signs of change chronicled in the latest Mind the Store report.
Hospitals and other providers are taking the pulse of medical supplies, concerned with the vulnerability of their youngest patients.
Young companies redesign products or processes beyond what most suppliers are willing to do.
Startup Solugen wants to clean up the manufacturing process for the bathroom staple, which also offers a host of industrial uses.
To harvest water from the air, NexLoop seeks to pilot its AquaWeb prototypes with urban farms and greenhouses.
The EMF offers a glimpse at its online Disruptive Innovation Festival coming Monday.
And if you don't want to eat it, it will dissolve quickly in water.
Nature's technology inspires human-made innovations in everything from Blue Planet cement to the office of Cookfox Architects.