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Found: First CBD Concept Store & Café Opens In Hong Kong

3 Mins Read With Found, Hong Kong welcomes the city’s first CBD café and boutique concept store. Opened in June this year, the shop offers an entire range of CBD and hemp-derived products, from oils and tinctures to capsules and even CBD-infused dog treats. While CBD has long been having a huge moment on the global stage, it […]

Black Astroturf-Like Rubber Crumbs Polluting Lantau’s Discovery Bay

3 Mins Read Hundreds of kilograms of black rubber crumbs, which looks like infill used for astroturf, has washed ashore on Discovery Bay on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island. It was discovered by local environmental organisation Plastic Free Seas who alerted the authorities to the spill, which could severely harm marine life.  Huge quantities of small crumbs of black […]

Bathroom Swaps: Support #Local Business w/ These Zero Waste Alternatives

5 Mins Read Since lockdown measures have gotten stricter, we all need more home projects. We also need to help our local brands or they won’t survive. Plus, we all could do with being more environmentally responsible – have you seen the latest stats about our global plastic waste crisis? It’s terrifying. So below, we share bathroom swaps […]

SoL: Sustainable SelfWear™ You Can Feel Great In, At Home & Always

7 Mins Read Lois Tien, a fashion industry veteran, did not take the decision to launch a new brand lightly. The G2000 & anagram alum happened upon the idea of her own independent, conscious label after years of feeling like something was missing, particularly when it came to what she calls “SelfWear™“, clothing made for feeling good whilst […]

#INVISIBLEBAG: Hong Kong Startup’s Plastic-Free Packaging That Disappears In Water

5 Mins Read On a mission to fight plastic waste, Hong Kong-based startup Distinctive Action has created a bag that completely disappears in water. Designed to replace conventional plastic bags, the company’s solution is non-toxic, biodegradable, compostable and leaves no trace of microplastics on the planet. But what’s even more unique? The company’s packaging is vibrantly branded, firmly inserting […]

Tong Kee Bao Dim Launches 4 Vegan Omnipork Dishes Across Hong Kong

3 Mins Read After a series of partnerships with mainstream F&B brands, Hong Kong’s Green Monday, the group behind the famed Omnipork, is now joining hands with the city’s dim sum chain Tong Kee Bao Dim to launch four new vegan-friendly dishes made with the pork mince analogue. The new dishes will be available across all 100 locations […]

Veteran Hong Kong TCM Manufacturer Launches First Ever Herbal Wellness Pet Brand

2 Mins Read Wai Yuen Tong, an established Chinese medicine manufacturer in Hong Kong, has recently developed a new line of herbal wellness supplements for pets. Called ProVet, the brand’s supplements are designed by cats and dogs and are made of 100% natural plant ingredients known to promote health and well-being according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Collaborating […]

Cruelty-Free Dining: 18 Hong Kong Restaurants That Are 100% Vegan

8 Mins Read Hong Kong’s plant-based food scene just keeps growing. The city is now full of meatless restaurants, and loads of food outlets are now adding on vegetarian and vegan options to their menus. But what about completely vegan restaurants? Turns out, we have a fair few of them too, where vegan and only vegan dishes are […]

Hong Kong Think Tank: City Can Reach Net-Zero By 2050 If Action Taken Now

2 Mins Read A new report by a Hong Kong-based public policy think tank says that if action is taken immediately, the city has a chance to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, a target set out by the Paris Agreement. The major recommendations from the report include decarbonising Hong Kong’s energy sector, improving building efficiency and transforming into […]

Omnipork Strip Now Available In Retail, Omnipork Luncheon “Spam” To Come Soon

3 Mins Read Green Monday, the Hong Kong-based group behind the vegan food tech OmniFoods and plant-based grocery chain Green Common has recently announced that its new Omnipork Strip product is now available for retail. Initially debuted alongside Omnipork Luncheon, the world’s first vegan spam product, in selected food outlets, it will now be sold across Green Common […]

Study: Hong Kongers Value Environment But Lack Smart Tech To Track Energy-Saving

3 Mins Read A new study conducted by researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has found that when it comes to energy consumption, Hong Kong households do value the environment more than originally thought. However, households lack the smart technology to help track energy use, particularly in air-conditioning consumption. The researchers argue that […]

Hong Kong Students Win Sustainability Entrepreneurship Prize For Vegan Edible Cutlery

3 Mins Read Two students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have just won a sustainability prize in an entrepreneurship competition. Swapnil Mishra and Aditi Deodhar, who founded Planeteers, have created a vegan and biodegradable edible alternative for single-use cutlery in order to fight the city’s mounting waste and pollution crisis.  Founded by Swapnil […]

12 Traditional Hong Kong Desserts That Have Always Been Vegan

6 Mins Read When people think of desserts, cakes, ice cream and pastries usually come to mind. But in Hong Kong, we’re blessed with delicious traditional Cantonese desserts that are known as tong sui (糖水), meaning “sugar water”, which can be served hot or cold depending on season. While not all of these recipes are vegan-friendly, there are […]

Hong Kong LegCo Bills Committee Drops Waste Disposal Levy

3 Mins Read A Legislative Council bills committee vetting the Hong Kong government’s proposed waste disposal levy has decided to discontinue scrutiny over the bill. The move effectively puts an end to years of work that would have introduced much-needed charges for municipal solid waste disposal as the waste crisis reaches new heights in the city. It comes […]

Asia First: HKEX Announces New Sustainable & Green Investment Platform

2 Mins Read Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) has announced plans to launch a new Sustainable and Green Exchange (STAGE), representing the first-of-its-kind in Asia. The new information platform will act as a central hub for data on green finance investments in Hong Kong’s securities markets, as well as seek to engage stakeholders in sustainable finance. […]