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Coral Vita Raises US$2M To Expand Its Coral Reef Restoration Technology

5 Mins Read Coral Vita, a company that grows corals to restore dying reefs recently raised US$2 million in a seed round in order to modernize both coral restoration techniques and the economy surrounding them. Co-founded by friends Sam Teicher and Gator Halpern, the Bahamas-based Coral Vita recently raised US$2 million in a seed round to showcase a […]

Dairy Farmers Ditch Cows To Make Oat Milk Delivered In Reusable Bottles

3 Mins Read Jay and Katja Wilde of Bradley Nook Farm in the U.K. have recently launched a new oat milk subscription service, ditching their traditional dairy farm operations to produce the ethical and sustainable plant-based alternative. Working with Refarm’d, a London-based startup that helps farmers transition into the plant-based dairy business, their fresh oat milk is now […]

Sustainable & Vegan: Veshin Looks To ‘Rewrite’ Fashion Industry In China With New Ethical Factory

3 Mins Read A new sustainable vegan accessories manufacturer has just opened up in China, the world’s largest textile producer and exporter, to transform the industry’s wasteful and polluting practices. Launched in the southern city of Guangzhou, Veshin says its factory seeks to “completely rewrite the rules” of the fashion supply chain by working with brands that champion […]

Just Salad Debuts New Plastic-Free Anti-Food Waste Meal Kit Brand

4 Mins Read Just Salad, the healthy fast casual restaurant chain, has launched a new meal kit brand billed as the first-ever no-subscription, zero-prep and plastic-free option of its kind. Named Housemade, Just Salad describes it as the “next generation of meal kits” and says that it has gone “above and beyond” to provide the most sustainable service […]

Beauty & Haircare Brand Aveda Removes Beeswax From Products, Goes 100% Vegan

4 Mins Read Aveda, the globally present cruelty-free haircare brand, has announced that it is removing beeswax from its products, and in doing so, reformulated more than 500 products, strengthening the brands’ commitment to offering only 100% vegan products.  Founded in 1978 and owned by The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC), the brand has been cruelty-free and mostly vegan […]

Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

Adidas To Grow Plant-Based Leather Range, Commits To Sustainable Materials For 60% Of All Products In 2021

3 Mins Read Adidas has committed to growing its plant-based range and increasing the use of sustainable materials across its entire product portfolio in its latest slew of sustainability goals set for 2021. In addition to making 60% of all its products using recycled sources, the sportswear giant has revealed plant-based leather, recycled cotton and a climate-friendly running […]

Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

10 Ways H&M Is Trying To Be Better For The Planet

5 Mins Read Love or hate them, big brands and corporations are not about to disappear. Since we’re facing a major climate crisis, we need big companies to be better. And H&M, basically the face of fast fashion and a huge part of the problem, is working on that. Here are 10 ways the behemoth is trying to […]

Inclusive & Sustainable: New Label AndAll Debuts Gender-Free Apparel Made From Biodegradable Fabric

4 Mins Read Lapidary Limited, a Hong Kong-based impact venture building platform has announced the launch of its first wholly-incubated eco clothing brand. Called AndAll, the new e-commerce label will offer a collection of gender-free, sustainable shirts that are designed to be timeless across seasons and made with circular materials.  The Hong Kong-based impact investing and venture building […]

GrabFood Singapore Teams Up With BarePack To Introduce Reusable Packaging For Food Delivery

3 Mins Read GrabFood, the food delivery arm of Singaporean cab-hailing app firm Grab, has just partnered with barePack to begin using reusable food packaging for its deliveries. Starting this week, customers on the platform will be able to choose to use barePack’s reusable containers for their orders at more than 80 participating restaurants island-wide. The initiative brings […]

Israeli Startup TIPA Bags US$4M For Its Compostable Flexible Food Packaging

3 Mins Read TIPA, an Israeli startup developing sustainable packaging solutions, has just raised US$4 million from the Millennium Food-Tech, a Tel Aviv-listed investment vehicle. The company’s breakthrough material innovation technology offers a compostable packaging solution for food that can replace existing difficult-to-recycle flexible plastic films on the market.  Securing US$4 million from Millennium Food-Tech, which came shortly […]

Serena Williams Backs Social Impact E-Commerce Solution Startup ShoppingGives

3 Mins Read Chicago-based startup ShoppingGives, a social impact e-commerce platform, has announced that it has received investment from Serena Ventures, the venture capital firm launched by tennis champion Serena Williams. Described as a platform that seeks to “democratise cause-marketing”, ShoppingGives makes it possible for retailers to offer their customers to search among more than 1.5 million nonprofits […]

New Vegan Marketing ‘Viploma’ To Help Plant-Based Businesses Scale-Up

3 Mins Read Launched by Vegan Business Tribe, a new online course aims to help plant-based businesses and startups scale-up by improving their marketing skills. Called the Marketing Viploma, the affordable program is packed with video resources, written content, templates and exercises and businesses will also have access to Vegan Business Tribe’s forum and online community where they […]

Taiwan Students Develop Colour-Changing Discount Labels To Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read A group of students from the National Taipei University of Technology have developed a new labelling system that could help slash food waste from supermarkets. Their idea, called Barcodiscount, involves automatically colour-changing stickers that indicate the percentage discounted off the product as it gets closer to the expiration date. Recently winning the national runners-up prize […]

Breer: Hong Kong Uni Students Turn Food Waste Into Craft Beer

4 Mins Read When four university students in Hong Kong began noticing how many loaves of bread were being thrown away each day in the city, they started to think about how to save food waste and turn it into something new. They came up with Breer, a new brand of local craft beer made from upcycled loaves […]