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This Washing Machine Filter Captures 98% of the Microplastics Released from Your Laundry

5 Mins Read Slovenian startup PlanetCare has launched the second iteration of its microfibre-absorbing laundry filter, which can capture 98% of all pollutants from washing machine wastewater. Now made from recycled plastic, its cartridges are reusable, and – unlike many other filters – don’t require power. Microplastics are a big problem. There are 14 million tonnes of microplastics […]

Hong Kong High School Student Creates Board Game to Highlight City’s Beach Pollution

5 Mins Read A high-school student has developed Beach Board Hong Kong, a Monopoly-style game that sheds light on the environmental issues faced by the island’s beaches. Featuring damning pollution facts, action prompts to tackle these challenges, it’s an innovative tool to help educate local schoolchildren about beach pollution, with all proceeds donated to charity. Last year, Carmel […]

Is The Zero Waste Jar Trend Over?

10 Mins Read By Joseph Winters, Grist This story was originally published by Grist. Sign up for Grist’s weekly newsletter here. Almost a decade ago, Kathryn Kellogg started storing all of her trash — every receipt, sticker, wrapper, and anything else she couldn’t recycle or compost — in a 16-ounce Mason jar. The idea was to save money and avoid generating garbage […]

10 Terrifying Facts About Microplastics

4 Mins Read Microplastics are all around us. But you probably don’t even realize just how prevalent they are. Here are 10 facts you need to know about these fossil fuel-based tiny particles. In his book, A Poison Like No Other, Wired journalist Matt Simon shares some frankly horrifying facts about the overwhelming amount of microplastics present in […]

With Help From Jaguar Land Rover, Uncaged Innovations Raises $2 Million for Bio-Based Leather

3 Mins Read Uncaged Innovations, a biomaterials startup focused on sustainable leather alternatives, has raised $2 million in a Pre-Seed funding round. Uncaged’s funding comes from investors, including InMotion Ventures, Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) investment arm. Other mission-driven funds and syndicates striving to replace the use of animals in supply chains participated in the round, including VegInvest, Stray […]

5 Ways Fungi Could Change The World, From Cleaning Water to Breaking Down Plastics

5 Mins Read By: Mitchell P. Jones Fungi — a scientific goldmine? Well, that’s what a review publishedlast year in the journal Trends in Biotechnology indicates. You may think mushrooms are a long chalk from the caped crusaders of sustainability. But think again. Many of us have heard of fungi’s role in creating more sustainable leather substitutes. Amadou vegan leather crafted from […]

EcoDrive Hong Kong Launches Third “Enough Plastic” Campaign To Tackle Single-Use Plastic Waste

3 Mins Read Hong Kong non-profit EcoDrive Hong Kong announces third Enough Plastic campaign to raise awareness about the city’s plastic waste problem. EcoDrive Hong Kong, a non-profit organization committed to promoting sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, is proud to announce the launch of its third “Enough Plastic” campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising awareness about Hong […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read If you must use the e-com behemoth, Amazon, there are still some steps you can take to try and reduce the impact of your order as much as possible. It can be difficult to completely quit all online shopping. Sometimes, there might be something that you really do need and cannot source from local stores, […]

The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now

4 Mins Read We scoured the airwaves to find the best podcasts out there about environmental issues, all with their own voice and format, some inspiring, some informative, some funny, all important and worthwhile. Are you a podcast fan yet? Or maybe you’re exploring this format for your daily commute but you are not sure where to start? […]

This New Design Tool Was Created To Help Businesses Go Plastic-Free

3 Mins Read A new online designed tool backed by A Plastic Planet aims to help designers and business leaders eradicate one trillion pieces of plastic waste from the global economy by 2025. Following two years of development, the PlasticFree site is now live; the new design tool spearheaded by the action group A Plastic Planet is aimed […]

5 Ways Going Plastic-Free Improved My Health

4 Mins Read One of the more surprising parts of adopting a more low-waste lifestyle with a focus on reusable packaging, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, lessen my reliance on recycling, and changing my habits to lessen my overall waste impact was how much healthier I became. I feel lighter, I eat better and I am […]

‘The Responsibility To Lead Change Falls To Governments and Business Groups, Not Consumers’ – Q&A w/ Muuse CEO Jonathan Tostevin

7 Mins Read An interview with Jonathan Tostevin, CEO of Muuse, one of Asia’s leading reusable packaging startups on the company’s biggest wins, the importance of regulation and the economics of reuse. As of 2022, Muuse‘s data-driven cup and lunchbox reuse systems are present in Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto. The company is on a mission to eliminate […]

Proposed E.U. Rule Could Reduce Plastic Waste Emissions By 43 Million Tons

3 Mins Read The European Commission is proposing a bloc-wide plan for tackling plastic waste that could reduce emissions and save resources. Could the E.U. ban plastic? It’s possible with the proposed rules from the European Commission aimed at tackling single-use plastic. Part of the European Green Deal’s Circular Economy Action Plan, the objective is to normalize sustainable […]

Plastic Pollution Lawsuits are Coming. Is Big Oil Ready?

4 Mins Read New research on plastic pollution from Minderoo Foundation shows the potential for harmful impacts could lead to a number of liability claims against the petrochemical industry. “Just as oil and gas companies are now starting to be held legally and financially accountable for the climate change impact of their products, and chemicals companies for damaging […]

Could This Paper Cup Help Us Quit Plastic Coffee Cups for Good?

3 Mins Read A new patented paper cup called The Good Cup aims to help consumers quit single-use plastic. Can it work? ChoosePlanetA, a green packaging solutions company, says its Good Cup can help reduce the use of plastic cups. Its alternative is made from bio-based and 100 percent certified home compostable paper that’s free from Polyethylene (PE) […]