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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) […]

18 Vegan Watches Making the Time for Sustainability

7 Mins Read Living a vegan lifestyle is getting easier day by day as consumers are getting more environmentally conscious, which further motivates brands and makers to create more eco-friendly products. Watches have been a space without much innovation on the planet-forward side in the past, but all that has changed as a new generation of watchmakers rises […]

How to Minimize Waste On Amazon Orders

4 Mins Read 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, nearby shops, or even independent e-commerce sites, which leaves you with the final (dreaded) option of ordering your item from Amazon. Ideally, if you have the option to support […]

Sustainable Texting? Green Queen’s Climate Conscious Emoji Guide

4 Mins Read Emojispeak totally count as a language on its own nowadays. But using the laughing face or the red heart emoji is so 2016. It’s 2022, time to upgrade your emojis the sustainable way. PSA: it’s now officially cool to be sustainable! So start using these climate-friendly emojis to proudly showcase how environmentally conscious you are. […]

8 Easy, Eco-Friendly Swaps To Make Right Now

5 Mins Read We like to think that we don’t leave a massive footprint behind on our planet. But have you thought of the many little things in our daily routines that do add up? If you want to make some eco-friendly changes, now is always the right time. And no, we’re not talking about ditching single-use plastic […]

Corporate Plastic Pledges Fall Short in Europe, Report Finds

3 Mins Read New findings from a Deutsche Welle investigation show that despite a growing number of plastic commitments made by European companies, many are failing to deliver. Two dozen European-based companies have made nearly 100 plastic commitments in the last 20 years. But 68 percent of 37 of those commitments have not been delivered or even reported […]

5 Ways Conscious Consumption Is Driving The Resale Fashion Boom

3 Mins Read Sustainability is a hot topic in fashion right now, as the industry grapples with its reputation as one of the most polluting in the world. Consumers, in search for more eco-friendly ways to shop, are looking for alternatives that leave behind a lighter footprint – and this is driving the growth of resale fashion, which […]

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 […]

Plastic Waste to Triple By 2060, Warns OECD

3 Mins Read A new report finds global plastic waste is set to triple, and exceed one billion tons by 2060. Despite the growing efforts to reduce virgin plastic production and reduce waste, the new data released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), shows a plastic-covered planet, even with best efforts in place to reduce […]

Recycling Has a Confidence Problem, Research Finds

4 Mins Read More than 30 percent of consumers think recycling doesn’t make a difference in improving the environment, according to a new survey. A new survey, published by YouGov and UK-based sustainable packaging company DS Smith, finds a growing number of consumers aren’t convinced recycling makes a difference in the health of the environment. The news comes […]

Is Hemp The Answer To Our Global Deforestation Crisis?

3 Mins Read The widespread cultivation of industrial hemp might hold the key to save the planet, fight pollution and efficiently tackle our worldwide climate crisis. So why isn’t it? According to a 2019 analysis published in the journal Science, the cheapest way to solve our environmental issues and drive reforestation could be planting billions of hemp trees.  […]

Circular Electronics Platform Now France’s Most Valuable Startup As Repair Movement Strengthens

3 Mins Read Return and repair startup Back Market has confirmed the closing of a $510 million funding round. It brings the French unicorn’s total investment to date to more than $1 billion. London-based Sprints Capital led the latest round. Funds are allocated for extensive branding and marketing campaigns designed to educate consumers about their secondhand shopping options.  […]

Levi’s Launches Recycled 501 Jeans Made From Liquefied Old Jeans

3 Mins Read Your next pair of Levi’s 501 jeans could come from a liquefied pair of old Levi’s as the company aims to bring more circularity to its supply chain. A chemical process dissolves Levi’s denim and turns that into a new fabric that’s used to create new jeans, according to the iconic jeans brand. It’s now […]

Nike Is Destroying New Returned Sneakers, German Investigation Reveals

3 Mins Read An investigation by German reporters alleges Nike has been destroying new shoes that have been returned, instead of reselling them. Nike could be shredding sneakers that are completely new, an investigative report by a team of journalists in Germany has found. According to the report by NDR, Die Zeit and research startup Flip, the sportswear […]

7 Japanese Words You Need To Be Living Your Life By

4 Mins Read Have you been searching for a way to describe something you’ve felt, and just can’t pin down using the English language? We’ve definitely felt that way before. Luckily, there are some Japanese words that are just so relatable, and we are here to share them with you! Here are 7 Japanese words that seem to […]