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Deliveroo Hong Kong Records 160% Increase In Plant-Based Food Orders

3 Mins Read Food delivery giant Deliveroo has reported surging demand for plant-based food in Hong Kong, with vegan and vegetarian orders growing by 160% over a 12-month period in its latest figures. In response, partner restaurants have been ramping up their vegan offerings, with the number of available options increasing triple-digits to reach more than 1,000 and […]

‘Diet Change Not Climate Change’: Chinese King of Pop Wang Leehom Joins Green Monday’s Movement As Ambassador

3 Mins Read Singer, actor, producer & public welfare advocate Wang Leehom has joined Green Monday’s Earth Month campaign 2021, dubbed ‘Diet Change Not Climate Change’, as an official ambassador to promote plant-based cuisines around the world. Apart from this, 1,000 outlets at over 60 restaurants and retailers in Hong Kong have joined Green Monday and will introduce […]

Hong Kong: An Illicit Wildlife Trade Hub ‘Fuelling Global Biodiversity Crisis’, New Report Reveals

4 Mins Read Hong Kong remains one of the largest hubs for the illegal wildlife trafficking industry, with wildlife seizures at record-breaking levels, a report has revealed. According to newly published data, pangolin trafficking is still prevalent at “devastatingly high” rates and researchers are warning of a worrying diversification in the number of endangered species being traded in […]

New ‘Advancing Net Zero’ Competition Launches In Hong Kong To Drive Carbon Neutral Building Innovation

4 Mins Read Advancing Net Zero, a new competition for ideas on how to move Hong Kong’s building industry towards carbon neutrality, has been launched by the Hong Kong Green Building Council (HKGBC) and Swire Properties. Open to designers, academics, tech experts and industry stakeholders, the competition is offering up to HK$1.2 million (US$154,000) in prize money for […]

Le FroMAge: Hong Kong’s First 100% Vegan Cheese Shop Opens Its Doors At K11 Musea

5 Mins Read While the city is teaming with plant-based meat and milk alternatives, animal-free cheese is still a novetly for most Hong Kongers, so it’s hugely significant that the city will welcome its first-ever 100% plant-based cheese shop, soft-opening this Friday (March 26). Featuring handcrafted dairy-free cheeses crafted by raw vegan Chef Tina Barrat and the best […]

Watsons Hong Kong Launches Citywide ‘Plastic Reborn’ Container Recycling Program With P&G

3 Mins Read Watsons Hong Kong, the health, beauty and pharmacy chain, has rolled out a new territory-wide plastic container recycling campaign. Partnering with multinational CPG industry giant P&G, Watsons will provide convenient collection points across the city and work with Hong Kong-based circular economy service The Loops to send plastic personal care containers to a local recycling […]

A.S. Watson: 2030 Sustainability Plan Aims To Triple Plant-Based Meat & Dairy Offerings At PARKnSHOP Stores

4 Mins Read A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, recently announced its social purpose and 2030 sustainability vision, which notably includes an aim to triple plant-based meat options and vegan dairy products at PARKnSHOP, Hong Kong’s largest supermarket chain, as well as to reduce the giant’s GHG emissions by 40% and eliminate all […]

Iconic Sauce Brand Lee Kum Kee Leads Fermented Food Industry With LEED Platinum Certification

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered food corporation Lee Kum Kee has announced that its Guangdong-based production site has received the LEED Platinum certification, making it the first in the global fermented food industry to have earned the achievement. Equipped with a solar photovoltaic power generation system, geothermal heat pumps, a wetland park and wastewater treatment facilities, the manufacturing […]

M&S Hong Kong Expands Plant Kitchen Range With Vegan Feta & Fishcakes

3 Mins Read Marks & Spencer (M&S) has expanded its own-brand vegan Plant Kitchen range across its Hong Kong stores. Some of the new products that shoppers will find on shelves include a dairy-free feta cheese alternative, plant-based chicken tenders and melty vegan fishcakes. The expanded vegan offerings at M&S comes as plant-based eating and flexitarianism in Hong […]

Cultivated Protein Startup Avant Meats To Slash Costs By 90% In New Partnership With QuaCell

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered cell-based marine protein startup Avant Meats has announced a strategic partnership with Guangdong-based biotech firm QuaCell, which will enable a 90% production cost reduction. With more cost-efficient production, Avant says its scale-up plans will be pushed forward by “at least 12 months”, as the company continues to work towards commercialising its cell-based seafood […]

Business With Purpose: New Initiative In Hong Kong Launched By HKMA & Social Ventures

3 Mins Read A new collaboration between the Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) and Social Ventures Hong Kong (SVhk), an organisation supporting social enterprises, has been forged to drive the growth of value-led businesses in the city. Working together as an impact partnership, the two organisations will seek to accelerate the “business with purpose” movement, help tackle environmental […]

Impossible Foods Slashes Retail Prices In Hong Kong By Over 20%

3 Mins Read Impossible Foods, the maker of the famous plant-based beef alternative, has announced that it is cutting retail prices in Hong Kong grocery stores by more than 20%. The move comes after it lowered prices in the U.S., which marked its third double-digit reduction from the food tech in less than a year, thanks to what […]

Ready Meals, Dim Sum & Snacks: 7-Eleven Expands Plant-Based Range Across 700 Stores In Hong Kong With Green Monday

5 Mins Read 7-Eleven, the biggest convenience chain in Hong Kong, has announced the launch of a new range of vegan ready meals across its over 700 stores in the city in the latest bid to make plant-based eating more accessible to consumers. Partnering with Green Monday, the Hong Kong-based group behind the much-loved plant-based alternative OmniPork, 7-Eleven […]

Hong Kong’s Maskology Partners With A Plastic Ocean Foundation On Biodegradable Face Masks

5 Mins Read Hong Kong-based independent face mask brand Maskology has announced a new partnership with environmental nonprofit A Plastic Ocean Foundation to begin developing biodegradable disposable face masks. While anti-plastic campaigners have long called for a switch to reusable options, high-risk populations and personal preferences may still be a barrier to adopting more sustainable face coverings. By […]

Hong Kong Cell-Based Seafood Startup Avant Enters Skincare With Cultivated Marine Protein

3 Mins Read Hong Kong-based cultivated seafood startup Avant Meats has announced the launch of its cell-based functional protein for cosmeceutical products, marking its first foray into the skincare market. Produced in a traceable and controlled environment using the startup’s cell culture biotechnology, their new product, Zellulin, is described as the first of its kind and a sustainable […]