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Plastic Pollution

Filipino Scientist Creates Bioplastic From Mango Seaweed Food Waste

2 Mins Read 23-year old Denxybel Montinola, who recently graduated from the University of San Carlos in the Philippines has just invented an ingenious water-soluble plastic that could be the solution for food waste and the global plastic pollution problem. Using mangoes and seaweed, which are locally abundant ingredients, Montinola has created a new blend of bioplastic.  We […]

InterContinental Hotels Will Ditch Single-Use Plastic Amenities Globally Citing Guest Pressure

2 Mins Read International hotel chains are now joining the global movement to tackle plastic pollution by introducing sweeping measures to ditch mini toiletry disposables. The InterContinental Hotels Group, which owns Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Six Senses resort spas and InterContinental chains around the world, is making the bold move to switch to refillable dispensers and bottles and […]

INTERVIEW: We Talk To The Team Behind Trashion, A Student-Run Charity Fashion Show Featuring Clothes Made From Trash

4 Mins Read Meet the inspiring team behind Trashion, Hong Kong’s only student-run charity fashion show featuring clothing designed by students from waste in order to raise awareness about recycling and upcycling. We chat to them about their mission, this year’s ocean theme, what people can do to fight against plastic and whether Hong Kong can become a […]

A DJ Goes (Eco)Rogue: A Tale of Flawed Planet Activism

4 Mins Read DJs don’t have the best rep, especially when it comes to being environmentally-friendly. Our clubs consume more energy in a weekend than an average household uses in a year, and the rest of the time most of us are hungover at home, with the AC blasting, and Deliveroo on speed dial. A zero waste lifestyle […]

How To Be A Zero Waste Traveler: Our Eco Experts Share Their Top Tips

4 Mins Read Travel is a pursuit that involves a great deal of waste. From plastic hotel toiletries to the airline’s single serve complimentary beverage service, it can be easy to create a ton of trash before even arriving at your destination. But it doesn’t have to be! Planning ahead before your travels and being mindful during your […]

Zero Waste Beauty: Hong Kong Mom Launches Eko Savon Soap & Shampoo Bar Brand

4 Mins Read Mark our words – the humble bar soap is making a comeback. Over the past couple of decades, bar soaps were abandoned in favour of bottled shampoos, face washes and shower gels, with beauty brands proffering thousands of other packaged personal care products. But one key issue was overlooked. The wasteful packaging. Even with the […]

HK Mom Lisa Odell Is On A Mission To Make Our City Plastic-Free & Here’s Why

4 Mins Read It was a little less than a year ago that Hong Konger Lisa Odell became acutely aware of the sheer volume of plastic waste mounting in her own household. More specifically, she suddenly realized she was throwing the rubbish out daily. “Our recycle bin was overflowing with so much plastic,” recalls the Chicago transplant. “I just wanted […]