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Why India Urgently Needs A Sustainable Protein Revolution

6 Mins Read India will become the most populous country, the largest economy and experience the greatest rise in meat consumption. We need to think more about how India will eat meat in the next 30 years and what that means for the global food system and our environment. I recently completed an internship at GoodDot, India’s largest plant-based […]

#PlasticCrisis: The 8 Most Polluted Beaches & Coastlines In Asia

5 Mins Read Asia is home to many of the planet’s wonders, including beautiful fine sand beaches and coastlines. However, due to years of plastic pollution, marine litter and waste mismanagement, many of these beaches are no longer as pristine as they once were. In fact, Asia’s coastlines are chocking in waste – the region is now home […]

Goldman Sachs Report Warns Tokyo, Shanghai & Mumbai To Brace For Climate Crisis

2 Mins Read In a recently released report conducted by Goldman Sachs Global Market Institute, climate change will have devastating impacts on cities across the world, highlighting New York, Tokyo, Lagos and Shanghai amongst some of the worst affected. Not only does the report point to more frequent heatwaves, floods and rising sea levels due to global warming, […]

Lab-Grown Food To Drive Collapse Of Beef & Dairy Industry By 2030 Says New Report

4 Mins Read A new report conducted by independent think tank RethinkX concludes that the beef and dairy industries are in a “death spiral” and will collapse by 2030, predicting that the bold disruption will be driven by new food technologies, including cell-based meat and plant-based analogs, that are rapidly innovating to replace the currently carbon and resource-intensive […]

IN PHOTOS: Student Climate Strikes Sweep Across Asia – As It Happened

4 Mins Read Youth in Asia and the Pacific went on strike for the planet this past Friday September 20 2019, part of 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘Fridays For Future’ campaign, to demand climate justice. Millions took to the streets as students from all over the world joined in the third internationally coordinated Global Climate Strike […]

Green Queen Travels: Where To Eat The Best Vegan Food In New Delhi

6 Mins Read India has always been an incredibly welcoming country for vegetarian, a place where almost one third of the population avoids meat of any kind. While Southern India tends to be a vegan culinary sanctuary, the plant-based dining scene in the country’s capital has been growing of late, to cater to people embracing meat-free lifestyles for […]

Amazon India To Ditch Single-Use Plastic Packaging By 2020

2 Mins Read Multinational online retail giant Amazon recently announced that their India operation will phase out all single-use disposable plastic packaging by June 2020. This move follows multiple strides taken by corporations to ditch plastic and reduce their environmental impact, in line with the Indian government’s fight against pollution. In response to consumer criticism about the overuse […]

Indian Sari Weaver Creates Sustainable Fabric Out Of Banana Fibre

2 Mins Read An idea that a weaver came up with two decades ago, saris made sustainably from banana fibre have revived a tradition in the suburb of Anakaputhur in Chennai, India. This tradition that stretches back 90 years was threatened in the 1960s when Nigeria began banning textile imports, which translated in massive losses for Anakaputhur’s weavers.  […]

India Among The 17 Countries Running Out Of Water Because Of Climate Change

2 Mins Read A quarter of the planet’s population across 17 different countries are now suffering from extremely high water stress, reveals a new report at the World Resources Institute (WRI). Some of the countries with the worst shortages include Qatar, Israel and Lebanon. Out of the 17 countries listed, 3 are located in Asia – India, Pakistan and […]

INTERVIEW: Bare Necessities Founder Sahar Mansoor Is On a Mission To Make India Go Zero Waste

7 Mins Read Passionate eco activist Sahar Mansoor is a zero waste pioneer in her native India. The Bengaluru-based entrepreneur frequently makes headlines everywhere from MTV to Live Mint and regularly is awarded accolades such as Google India’s Inspiring Indian of the Year & Elle Magazine’s Top India Trailblazer. Through Bare Necessities, Mansoor advocates for a low-waste, single […]

Plant-Based Fromage Anyone? A Guide To Asia’s Best Vegan Cheese Startups

3 Mins Read If there’s one thing that’s a little hard to give up when going plant-based, it’s the cheeseboard. Pre-dinner, post-meal, during cocktail hour or just as a snack anytime, cheese and crackers is the ultimate in delicious gorging food. But a new age of ethical, sustainable and healthy food consumption is upon us and dairy cheese […]

Indian Textile Startup Malai Creates Vegan Leather Made From Coconut Waste

2 Mins Read Coconut leather is the latest eco fabric to hit the fashion scene for sustainable leather alternatives. India-based startup, Malai, have developed bacterial cellulose grown from leftover coconut water and successfully converted the biocomposite into a substance that resembles traditional leather. Founded by Slovakian designer and material researcher, Zuzana Gombosva, and product designer and mechanical engineer, […]

Bespoke Painted Handbag Brand Meraki Celebrates India’s Female Folk Artists

4 Mins Read Meraki founder Yosha Gupta has always been passionate about Indian folk art. In fact, she has over the years gotten her clothing, jewelry and handbags painted with varying Indian art forms by traditional artisans. So much so that people, usually women, would regularly stop her on the street to enquire about her decorated handbag, specifically […]

Asia’s Top Detox Destinations by spas+beyond

5 Mins Read  An earlier version of this article previously appeared on spas+beyond.   Ananda in the Himalayas, India Up on a mountain top overlooking the sacred Ganges and Rishikesh, spending time in Ananda feels like coming home, albeit with a hint of Indian maharajah aristocracy. Nurturing staff, beautiful grounds and spectacular food keep you happy between Ayurvedic treatments, yoga […]