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Bathroom Swaps: Support #Local Business w/ These Zero Waste Alternatives

5 Mins Read Since lockdown measures have gotten stricter, we all need more home projects. We also need to help our local brands or they won’t survive. Plus, we all could do with being more environmentally responsible – have you seen the latest stats about our global plastic waste crisis? It’s terrifying. So below, we share bathroom swaps […]

#INVISIBLEBAG: Hong Kong Startup’s Plastic-Free Packaging That Disappears In Water

5 Mins Read On a mission to fight plastic waste, Hong Kong-based startup Distinctive Action has created a bag that completely disappears in water. Designed to replace conventional plastic bags, the company’s solution is non-toxic, biodegradable, compostable and leaves no trace of microplastics on the planet. But what’s even more unique? The company’s packaging is vibrantly branded, firmly inserting […]

Slow Living During Corona: Tips, Ideas & Inspo

4 Mins Read There’s nothing more permanent than a temporary solution, the old Russian proverb says. While we were thinking of social distancing and self-isolation as something temporary, Corona is here to stay for much longer. And although it has severely affected the way we live and move in 2020, we can still take charge of how we […]

Circular E-Com: Reusable Packaging Startup Loop Partners With Tesco In UK For Online Orders

3 Mins Read Loop, the reusable packaging e-commerce platform, has partnered with supermarket giant Tesco to launch its circular delivery service in the United Kingdom. It marks the first time groceries will be available in reusable containers in the country, reigniting hopes that the anti-plastic movement will regain momentum after months of stagnancy during the coronavirus pandemic.  Founded […]

Hong Kong Composting Guide: Ways To Compost Your Food Waste In The City

9 Mins Read Composting is one of the most effective ways to minimise food waste, which accounts for 30% of what is thrown away for the average household and contributes 10% of global carbon emissions. According to NGO Feeding Hong Kong, over 3,600 tonnes of food waste are sent to landfill every day. In fact, once you start […]

Dole Pledges To Eliminate Food Waste By 2025, Reach Net Zero By 2030

3 Mins Read Dole Packaged Foods has just announced its new sustainability pledges, including eliminating food waste and all petroleum-based plastic packaging from its product lines by 2025, as well as achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Dole’s environmental commitments follow a slew of renewed sustainability promises made by multinational brands, and is yet another sign that […]

IKEA Debuts Plant-Filled, Low-Waste & Self-Sufficient “Home Of Tomorrow”

3 Mins Read Swedish furniture and homeware giant IKEA has just unveiled its newest eco-friendly concept in Szczecin, Poland. Dubbed the Home of Tomorrow, the space was envisioned by Polish designers looking to redefine the way we live at home. The 2,700 square foot showroom is fitted with sustainable design solutions from micro-gardens to composting stations, furnished with […]

Hong Kong Students Win Sustainability Entrepreneurship Prize For Vegan Edible Cutlery

3 Mins Read Two students from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have just won a sustainability prize in an entrepreneurship competition. Swapnil Mishra and Aditi Deodhar, who founded Planeteers, have created a vegan and biodegradable edible alternative for single-use cutlery in order to fight the city’s mounting waste and pollution crisis.  Founded by Swapnil […]

Experts: Reusables Do Not Increase Risk Of Covid-19 Transmission, Safe To Use

3 Mins Read Whilst some food establishments have chosen to stop accepting reusable containers and cups during the coronavirus pandemic, experts say that these fears are unfounded. In a new statement, scientists say that reusable containers do not increase the chance of transmission of the coronavirus, and are completely safe to use by employing basic hygiene.  On Monday […]

Singapore Secondhand Electronics Marketplace Reebelo Raises US$1.25M Seed

3 Mins Read Reebelo, a Singapore-based refurbished secondhand electronics marketplace startup, has announced a US$1.25 million seed funding round. The startup’s new capital will be used to accelerate the company’s expansion into Asia-Pacific markets, as well as increase its offerings such as device rentals and bundles for companies.  The seed round was led by Berlin-based tech investor June […]

Vietnamese Company Creates World’s First Biodegradable Coffee Face Mask

3 Mins Read ShoeX, a Vietnam-based footwear company that has created coffee shoes, has just launched its new product line of coffee face masks. Called AirX, the face mask is made from Vietnamese coffee beans and is reusable, biodegradable and antibacterial. The company hopes that it will help protect people from the coronavirus without further burdening the planet.   […]

5 DIY Zero-Waste Bathroom Essentials From Toothpaste To Face Masks

3 Mins Read We all want to live a little lighter on earth, but making waste-free choices doesn’t mean that we have to sacrifice on our favourite bath, body and skincare products. You might be wondering – how can we really avoid all that plastic packaging in our everyday toiletries? We’re here to help. Here, we’ve put together […]

Carlsberg & Coca-Cola Drinks May Soon Use “All-Plant” Compostable Plastic Bottles

3 Mins Read A biochemicals company based in the Netherlands is now developing “all-plant” bottles, which may soon land on supermarket shelves. The company, Avantium, uses plant sugars instead of fossil fuels to manufacture its degradable and recyclable plastic bottles, and has already won support from major beverage makers such as Carlsberg and Coca-Cola.  Avantium, a Dutch chemical […]

Levi’s & The R Collective Creates 100% Traceable Denim Jeans With Eco Wardrobe Tips & Green Fashion Facts

4 Mins Read In collaboration with iconic denim jean brand Levi’s, The R Collective, a Hong Kong-based sustainable upcycled fashion brand, has created a fully traceable denim collection. Called The Denim Reimagined, the collection uses scannable garment labels to bring digital education to consumers on how to reduce their fashion footprint with practical tips, taking sustainable fashion beyond […]

Hong Kong Charity Opens 1ofaKIND Secondhand Shop To Help The Homeless

3 Mins Read Local charity ImpactHK has recently opened a second hand clothing store called 1ofaKIND. Located in Yau Ma Tei, the shop offers employment to homeless people while encouraging a circular economy for fashion, and also doubles as a community café where food and beverages are provided at no cost for anyone in need. At a time […]

Did The Romans Invent Recycling? New Pompeii Ruins Research Unearthed

2 Mins Read Turns out, the Romans were not only the engineers behind aqueducts and underground heating. Excavations at Pompeii by classical academic Allison Emmerson and a team of researchers and archeologists has revealed that rubbish left outside the city walls were being collected, sorted and resold – Romans invented recycling too. Emmerson believes our modern world needs […]

13 Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste Footprint Right Now

5 Mins Read Our world is facing an unprecedented food waste crisis, which is contributing over 10% of global carbon emissions that drive the climate emergency. In addition to coming at an enormous environmental cost, discarded food compounds the issues of everyday hunger and malnutrition as well as escalating chronic health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Asia […]