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Hazel Technologies Raises US$70M Series C To Bring Food Waste Solutions To Global Supply Chains

4 Mins Read Hazel Technologies, the USDA-funded ag-tech startup developing food waste solutions, has closed US$70 million in an oversubscribed Series C financing round. The funding will fuel the firm’s plan to expand its operations globally, bringing its shelf-life-extending products to new markets in Southeast Asia, Africa and Europe.  Hazel Technologies has announced the completion of a US$70 […]

French Supermarkets To Phase Out Plastic Packaging With Refill Stations

4 Mins Read French grocery chains will have to begin switching to food refill stations as part of a new environmental bill. The law, which has been passed by the French parliament, will require retailers to phase out disposable plastic packaging and dedicate a fifth of their store to allow customers to buy dry food products using their […]

Driscoll’s Joins The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, Prioritises Sustainable Packaging Solutions For Its Fresh Berries

4 Mins Read Driscoll’s, one of the world’s leading fresh berry produce companies, has joined The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment in an effort to make sustainable packaging solutions for its fresh berries a priority and with the aim to decrease their carbon footprint on the environment. The California-based produce company recently signed The New Plastics Economy Global […]

A Type Of ‘Biodegradable’ Plastic Will Soon Be Phased Out In Australia, And That’s A Big Win For The Environment

6 Mins Read By: Jenni Downes, Monash University; Kim Borg, Monash University, and Nick Florin, University of Technology Sydney To start dealing with Australia’s mounting plastic crisis, the federal government last week launched its first National Plastics Plan. The plan will fight plastic on various fronts, such as banning plastic on beaches, ending polystyrene packaging for takeaway containers, […]

Cacao Fruit: Swiss-Based Chocolate Company Barry Callebaut Unveils New Ingredient Category That Fights Food Waste

5 Mins Read Barry Callebaut, a leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has launched a new sustainable brand Cabosse Naturals serving up a new type of chocolate made from one single ingredient, the cacao fruit, thus creating a totally new industry category with the same. With its new brand Cabosse Naturals, Switzerland-based Barry Callebaut aims to […]

‘Ugly’ Produce Pioneer Imperfect Foods Pledges To Reach Net-Zero By 2030

4 Mins Read Imperfect Foods, one of the first startups to slash food waste with “ugly” produce boxes, has pledged to double down on its sustainability efforts by slashing its carbon footprint. Pledging to reach net-zero emissions by the end of the decade, the company says it will convert to 100% renewable energy, improve regional sourcing and eliminate […]

Nativ Cascara: Nestlé Australia Launches Sustainable Upcycled Coffee Husk Drink Termed ‘Social Beverage’

3 Mins Read In a move to keep up with conscious consumerism, Nestlé Australia has debuted a brand new line of upcycled drinks. Made from upcycled coffee berry husks, the caffeinated “social beverage” Nescafé Nativ Cascara uses up the discards from coffee harvesting, slashing food waste while also providing growers with a new business opportunity.  Nestlé Australia has […]

Mars Wrigley To Create Biodegradable Wrappers For Its Candy Brand Skittles

3 Mins Read In partnership with Danimer Scientific, confectionery giant Mars Wrigley has announced that by early 2021, its world-famous Skittles candy will be sold in biodegradable wrappers. U.S.-based multinational manufacturer of chocolates and sweets Mars Wrigley has joined forces with Danimer Scientific, a developer, and manufacturer of biodegradable materials, for a two-year partnership that will see the […]

Singapore Plans Commercial Food Waste Reporting Policy In Latest Zero-Waste Push

3 Mins Read In its latest sustainability push, Singapore authorities are considering a new policy to require commercial and industrial firms to measure and report how much food waste they produce and segregate for treatment. While industry consultations are due to take place in the second half of 2021, the proposed reporting rule will likely come into effect […]

Bangkok Plant-Based NGO Unveils Mass Transit Climate Clock Video Campaign To Highlight Climate Change

3 Mins Read Root The Future, a non-profit organization that hopes to push forward Thailand’s plant-based industry just partnered with VGI, a data and consumer insights platform to launch the country’s first mass climate crisis campaign featuring their jointly produced #SaveMyFuture video at multiple Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS) subway stations including Chong Nongsi, Asoke, Sala Daeng, and […]

Kroger Sets Aside US$2.5M To Back Upcycled Food Waste Startups

4 Mins Read American retail giant Kroger has pledged to support innovative startups developing upcycled food products and solutions. Through its charity arm Zero Hunger Zero Waste Foundation, the supermarket will invest US$2.5 million in collective grants to companies working on what it describes as the “next frontier” in recovering and repurposing food that would otherwise go to  […]

Cyclon: Meet The 100% Recyclable, Zero-Waste Running Shoe You Use But Never Own

4 Mins Read Swiss-based high-performance running brand On launched a 100% recyclable shoe, Cyclon with the brand describing it as ‘the shoe you will never own’ given that runners can avail of the shoes through a subscription service. Slated to release in autumn of this year (2021), On’s 100% recyclable shoe does not compromise on performance rather it […]

Asian Example: Here’s How South Korea Is Recycling 95% Of Its Food Waste

4 Mins Read South Korea used to recycle just 2% of its food waste, but has since impressively brought this figure up to 95%. How? The country has tapped innovative technologies such as smart bins and bolstering local food production by setting up urban farms, as well as introducing compulsory household food waste recycling. It’s setting an example […]