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Plastic-Neutral FMCG: Hindustan Unilever To Achieve 100% Plastic Waste Collection In 2021

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) plans to achieve 100% plastic waste collection this calendar year meaning that it will collect and process more plastic packaging waste than the company’s own plastic usage. Mumbai-based Hindustan Unilever, the leading Indian FMCG company that is a subsidiary of the British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever, with […]

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 […]

China Single-Use Plastic Bag & Straw Ban Now In Effect Across Major Cities

3 Mins Read In keeping with the 2020 policy that was unveiled by the National Development and Reform Commission, in 2021, China has banned single-use plastic straws and shopping bags in major cities in an effort to reduce the increasing plastic waste in the country. The policy will be executed over five years, with China completing Phase One […]

L’Occitane Hong Kong Opens First Sustainability Concept Store Featuring Refill & Reusable Packaging

3 Mins Read L’Occitane en Provence, the French beauty and skincare brand, has recently opened its first eco-friendly themed storefront in Hong Kong. Located in Pacific Place mall, the store caters to the city’s rising group of conscious consumers, featuring the brand’s select low-waste range with refill options, a take-back program to recycle empty bottles, green workshops and […]

Baby Shark Says ‘No Single-Use Plastic’ In New EcoDrive Collab With Pinkfong

2 Mins Read Hong Kong-based environmental nonprofit EcoDrive has teamed up with Pinkfong, the South Korean children’s entertainment brand most famous for its song “Baby Shark”, to release a new video featuring the iconic shark cartoon to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The learn-from-home campaign seeks to educate the younger generation about the impact that single-use plastics are […]

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 […]

Thailand: Suez’ First Asia Plastic Recycling Plant Could Save 35K Tonnes In Emissions Per Year

3 Mins Read Suez, the French waste and water management multinational company, has opened its first plastic recycling plant in Asia. Located in Thailand, the plant will be able to convert 30,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste into post-consumer recycled plastics. It marks a significant development in the region’s recycling infrastructure to tackle the increasingly severe plastic pollution […]

Hong Kong Sustainable Activewear Brand Transforms Plastic Waste Into Leggings

4 Mins Read Launched in October, Good Days is a new activewear brand recycling post-consumer plastic waste into leggings, tops and sports bras. Based in Hong Kong and partnering with sustainable suppliers in Taiwan and ethical manufacturers in Indonesia, the sportswear brand is a sportswear label dedicated to championing a circular economy.  Founded by Libby Perry, a former […]

Bacardi Swaps Petroleum Plastics For Danimer’s 100% Biodegradable PHA Plant Bottles

3 Mins Read Bacardi, the world’s biggest family-owned spirits brand famous for its white rum, has announced that it will be replacing its existing plastic packaging for a new 100% biodegradable bottle. Partnering with Danimer Scientific, the developer of the new PHA-based bottles, the spirits giant says that it will be putting the “world’s most sustainable spirits bottle […]

U.S. Top Contributor To Global Coastal Plastic Pollution, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read In a new study, the United States has been named one of the top sources of plastic pollution in coastal and ocean environments globally. For many years, the practice of exporting plastic waste has hidden the country’s major contribution to the plastic pollution crisis, particularly in developing nations in Southeast Asia. The researchers say that […]

No Evil Foods Becomes World’s First Plastic-Negative Plant-Based Meat Brand

3 Mins Read Announcing their partnership with New York-based plastic credit platform rePurpose Global, vegan meat maker No Evil Foods has just become the first plant-based meat company to take a plastic-negative stance. The Asheville, North Carolina startup will be offsetting their plastic footprint by funding the recovery and recycling of two pounds of plastic waste for every […]

Bottle-Fed Babies Ingesting ‘Millions’ Of Microplastics Every Day, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read Bottle-fed babies could be consuming millions of microplastic particles per day, according to new research unveiling the level of human exposure to plastic. The high-temperature process for sterilising plastic bottles and preparing milk formula worryingly causes far greater amounts of microplastics to be released, as well as trillions of even smaller sized particles known as […]