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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 […]

How the Demand for Cheap Soy Is Destroying the Amazon

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. As of 2019, Brazil is the world’s largest soy producer, with at least 24 million hectares of land devoted to cultivating soy crops, most of which are from GMO seeds. This area is […]

6 Natural Vegan Egg Substitutes For Easy Plant-Based Baking

4 Mins Read Like other intensive industrial farming practices, producing eggs generates greenhouse gas emissions and also contributes to contaminating soil and water, not to mention it’s ethically problematic—most egg-laying hens live in pretty horrific conditions. You may also be avoiding eggs for health reasons such as an allergy. Whatever your reason for avoiding them, there are many […]

The 13 Best Secondhand Clothes Shops in Hong Kong

8 Mins Read You can dress stylishly and sustainably with a little help from the best secondhand shops in Hong Kong. We know, WE KNOW. It’s always tempting to shop with all the new and trendy clothes everywhere, especially when it feels like they are always on sale. But we have to face facts! Our planet is suffering […]

How to Find The Best Sunscreens: Reef Safe, Non-Toxic, and Effective

3 Mins Read What factors should you consider when choosing the best natural sunscreen? We all have different priorities, but below are a few options that include what should be priorities for everyone: reef safe, non-toxic, and effective sunscreens. Before we jump into the products, why should you care about mineral sunscreen, and why are they preferable over […]

Can Eco Labels Help Consumers Shop Smarter? The U.K. Could Find Out Soon.

3 Mins Read New research could help create an eco labeling system that would bring more clarity to shoppers about the sustainability of their purchases. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help the food industry learn how best to reduce its environmental footprint, says professor Peter Scarborough of Oxford University. The […]

10 Nourishing Vegan Summer Dishes That Take Less Than 30 Minutes

4 Mins Read Whip up these spring and summer-ready plant-based meals in under 30 minutes. Sometimes, busy days make it so difficult to fit time for a healthy home-cooked lunch or dinner. But that doesn’t mean that the challenge is impossible! Even with only half an hour to spare, it is totally doable to whip up a delicious […]

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 […]

The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now

4 Mins Read Are you a podcast fan yet? Or maybe you’re exploring this format for your daily commute but you are not sure where to start? Given that sustainability is now taking center stage in media headlines (and rightfully so), it’s no surprises that some awesome audio shows have popped up to discuss the most important topic […]

7 Sustainable Underwear Brands: Ethical Bras & Eco Briefs We’re Crushing On

4 Mins Read Sustainability is taking over the entire fashion industry, and underwear brands are no exception – there’s nothing pretty about unethical or environmentally-unfriendly bralettes or briefs. So we’ve put together a list of our favourite underwear labels, that are not only ticking boxes for being ultra-cute but are also taking the health of the planet and […]

10 Reasons Eating Fish and Seafood Is Bad for Your Health and the Planet

7 Mins Read From biodiversity loss to more frequent natural disasters and rising global temperatures, our planet is now at an important crossroads. In the face of this global crisis, lessening our impact on the limited environmental resources we have left requires careful consideration of our consumption choices. Reducing seafood intake is one of the key ways you […]

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 […]

A Guide To Every Kind Of Tofu By A Cantonese Doufu Lover

6 Mins Read Tofu has been making headlines recently in the Western world as plant-based eating goes mainstream, but the vegan-friendly protein has long been a staple in cuisines across Asia for centuries and despite questionable recent headlines, there’s nothing to “discover” here. It’s a well-loved food, also known as beancurd, is one that almost every Asian family, […]

The Best Sustainable Fashion Brands For All (Plus) Sizes and All Occasions

5 Mins Read It’s time to take the “either/or” out of inclusivity and sustainability. Consumers are demanding fashion brands to tick more than one box, telling them it’s not enough to preach about transparent supply chains and ethical sourcing if blind spots still remain when it comes to exclusive marketing, racist brand culture and non-diverse sizing and fit.  […]

5 Ways Going Plastic-Free Improved My Health

4 Mins Read One of the more surprising parts of adopting a more low-waste lifestyle with a focus on reusable packaging, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, lessen my reliance on recycling, and changing my habits to lessen my overall waste impact was how much healthier I became. I feel lighter, I eat better and I am […]

Food Footprint: Is Eating Seafood Better for the Climate Than Meat?

5 Mins Read With the climate crisis climbing to the top of the global agenda, more people are beginning to take notice of 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 […]

What Is Your Digital Footprint & How Can You Minimise It?

5 Mins Read Thanks to the Digital Age, we have managed to cut down on our consumption of physical resources such as wood for paper, but the emissions produced from maintaining and powering devices, cloud storage, data centres can add up. With access to the Internet and online services continually on the rise, so does our digital footprint […]

I’ve Been Plant-Based for 13 Years. Here’s What I’ve Learned.

10 Mins Read By: Theresa “Sam” Houghton August will be my 13-year “veg-versary.” It’s been an interesting journey. I first dipped my toes in the veg-curious waters as a teenager who thought going vegan would be a great way to lose weight—because we all hear vegans are thinner, right? (We won’t go into what a silly reason that […]