Investors Back Seaweed Packaging Innovators As Plastic Waste Crisis Creates Demand For Sustainable Alternatives

4 Mins Read As consumer dissatisfaction with traditional plastic packaging grows stronger and as the global plastic waste crisis continues to worsen daily, a slew of new material science startups are looking to algae for solutions, and investors are pouring money into the nascent space. Over the past few months, three seaweed-based packaging companies from the US and […]

New EU Rules To End Throwaway Culture Fuelling Global Climate & Waste Crisis

3 Mins Read New European rules could spell the end of the throwaway culture where products are constantly bought and binned, fuelling the global climate crisis and mounting waste problem. The regulations, announced by the European Commission, will apply to a range of items such as smartphones, clothing, electronics and packaging.  The European Commission has just announced a […]

Global Waste Crisis: Let’s Talk About Low-Value Plastics

4 Mins Read While plastic water bottles tend to dominate the headlines when it comes to the plastic waste crisis, the problem of low-value plastics often gets cast aside. But the reality is that low value plastics take up a massive share of global landfill waste that must be tackled if we are to properly combat the plastic […]

Indonesian Tofu Makers Burn Toxic Plastic As Fuel Because Of Global Waste Crisis

4 Mins Read While countries around the world are dumping their contaminated waste into developing nations in Southeast Asia with little if any ramifications, a community in the eastern coast off Indonesia’s Java island is suffering. Burning the low-grade plastic and paper waste that Americans have thrown into recycling bins, commercial kitchens in Tropodo are now using it […]

Hong Kong Facing Monumental Waste Crisis With Disposal Rates Highest Ever

5 Mins Read Hong Kong has for years battled a huge waste problem. Now, the most recent figures released by the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) indicate that it’s getting even worse: the rubbish disposal rate per person in Hong Kong has reached the worst levels since records began in 1991. While some of this waste was attributed by […]

Global Plastic Waste Treaty To Tackle Environmental Crisis Is Picking Up Speed

4 Mins Read After years of campaigning and awareness-raising from anti-plastic activists, a global treaty to regulate plastic pollution and waste management could finally be on the cards. Amid the current G7 talks in Cornwall, major packaging producers and charities are calling on the world’s richest democracies to take the lead on the issue, following more than 100 […]

Ocean Waste Whale Sculpture “Skyscraper” Begins Asian Tour To Raise Awareness About Plastic Crisis

3 Mins Read A sculpture made from recovered ocean plastic waste and steel support, “Skyscraper” (The Bruges Whale) has begun its Asian Migration Tour in collaboration with Ocean Recovery Alliance, starting in Singapore at the ArtScience Museum of Marina Bay Sands. Designed by Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang from New York’s StudioKCA, the 4-storey tall piece was inspired […]

5 Books To Kickstart Your Zero-Waste Lifestyle Journey

3 Mins Read Are you ready to make the move to becoming more zero-waste? Faced with our overflowing landfills, the global plastic ocean pollution crisis, and our ecological emergency, it’s more important than ever to make impactful changes to our daily lives. If you’re in need of some motivation and guidance in your low-waste journey, these 5 books […]

Climate Candy Is A Thing And It’s Tackling Food Waste

4 Mins Read Is climate candy set to be the next food niche? LA-based PurePlus says yes. The startup launched its first consumer brand, Faves, in 2021 as a sustainable alternative to Starburst. Today, each packet of chews contains one serving of fruits and veggies and saves scores of viable produce from ending up in landfill. According to […]

13 Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste Footprint Right Now

5 Mins Read Our world is facing an unprecedented food waste crisis, which is contributing more than 10 percent of global carbon emissions that drive the climate emergency. In addition to coming at an enormous environmental cost, discarded food compounds the issues of everyday hunger and malnutrition as well as escalating chronic health problems such as obesity and […]

17 Young People On The Moment The Climate Crisis Became Real To Them

11 Mins Read By: Mary Retta Watching An Inconvenient Truth in your middle-school science class. Hearing Greta Thunberg’s calls to join weekly school strikes. Driving away from smouldering wildfires engulfing dry California hillsides. These are some of the moments that made young people realize the climate crisis will define their lives — and the future of human life on Earth. We’ve […]

5 Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps to Try

4 Mins Read We all could do with being more environmentally responsible. These simple zero-waste bathroom swaps can help. Have you seen the stats about our global plastic waste crisis? It’s terrifying. So below, we share bathroom swaps to make. Every single product in our roundup is: VEGAN: no animals will be harmed for my beauty needs (*note […]

Meat, Monopolies, Mega Farms: How the US Food System Fuels the Climate Crisis

6 Mins Read By: Amanda Schupak From a beef-heavy diet to growing crops that don’t feed people – the biggest challenges facing the agriculture industry. Food and the climate crisis are locked in a tangled web of cause and effect. Globally, food systems contribute about a third of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, yet they are also uniquely vulnerable to climate […]

Food Footprint: Which Diet Creates The Least Amount Of Food Waste?

5 Mins Read The climate crisis is rising to the top of the global agenda, waking more people up to the connection between our consumption choices and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. While some questions about the footprint of food can appear to be relatively straightforward, the reality may not always be as simple as it seems. […]

Chilli peppers, coffee, wine: how the climate crisis is causing food shortages

5 Mins Read By: Victoria Namkung Blistering heat, stronger storms, droughts, floods and fires are putting food production at risk. Sriracha fans are a passionate bunch. They have been known to get tattoos of the popular hot sauce on their bodies and dress up like the red plastic squeeze bottle for Halloween. So it’s no surprise that an unprecedented shortage of the […]