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Bambooloo Crowdfunding: Plastic-Free Startup Raises US$250K+ To Disrupt Toilet Paper

4 Mins Read Zero waste home goods brand Bambooloo has raised more than US$250,000 via equity crowdfunding in order to further its plastic-free mission and launch its bamboo household consumers goods to the United Kingdom. Owned and operated by The Nurturing Co (TNC), the Singapore-based sustainable products e-commerce startup aims to provide consumers with safer, healthier, and cost-effective […]

Just Salad Debuts New Plastic-Free Anti-Food Waste Meal Kit Brand

4 Mins Read Just Salad, the healthy fast casual restaurant chain, has launched a new meal kit brand billed as the first-ever no-subscription, zero-prep and plastic-free option of its kind. Named Housemade, Just Salad describes it as the “next generation of meal kits” and says that it has gone “above and beyond” to provide the most sustainable service […]

5 Vegan & Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands That Are Doing Sustainability Right

5 Mins Read According to eco-campaigners Zero Waste Week, in 2018, the beauty industry was responsible for over 142 billion units of packaging that eventually made their way to landfills and the oceans. Apart from this, the industry has been criticised for torturing animals when it comes to testing as well as deriving ingredients from them for these […]

GREEN @ COMMUNITY: A Complete Guide To Hong Kong’s New Recycling Stores

8 Mins Read The city’s landfills are running out of space and we need to reduce our waste ASAP- that’s the general idea behind the latest waste separation programme set up by the Hong Kong government, which takes in 8 types of recyclables including papers, metals, plastics, glass bottles, regulated electrical equipment, small electrical appliances, fluorescent lamps and […]

#GiftGreenGiftKind: 25 Eco + Cruelty-Free Christmas Gifts From Local Brands

12 Mins Read Forget 12 days of Christmas, we’re doing 25! Christmas is around the corner and now more than ever we need to vote with our dollar and #GiftGreenGiftKind from local, cruelty-free, plant-based and low waste businesses. It’s been a really tough year for most businesses and this season, we’re supporting smaller, community brands that don’t list […]

From Pregnancy Through Birth: The Green Queen Guide To Expecting In Hong Kong

6 Mins Read As Kermit the Frog will tell you, it’s not easy being green. Here’s our pick of the best brands and services in town for green-leaning families, enabling conscious parents to keep their eco-commitments on track. All The (Green) Gear Let’s take it from the… bottom. If you’re considering cloth diapering your little one, then Petit […]

Taiwan Students Develop Colour-Changing Discount Labels To Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read A group of students from the National Taipei University of Technology have developed a new labelling system that could help slash food waste from supermarkets. Their idea, called Barcodiscount, involves automatically colour-changing stickers that indicate the percentage discounted off the product as it gets closer to the expiration date. Recently winning the national runners-up prize […]

Thai App Yindii Matches Consumers w/ Discount Boxes That Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based startup Yindii has just launched a new mobile app that will help combat food waste in the city. It connects consumers with restaurants and cafés, who will offer “flash sales” on the platform to purchase food that would otherwise go to waste for a discounted price. Users can choose to pick up their orders […]

True Gum Raises US$1.2M To Expand Its Plastic-Free Vegan Chewing Gum Line

3 Mins Read Copenhagen-based startup True Gum has recently closed a €1 million (US$1.2 million) funding round, which will go towards further product development and expanding its distribution across international markets. True Gum’s flagship product is a plastic-free and plant-based chewing gum that is fully biodegradable and sugar-free.  The financing was led by German venture capital fund Oyster […]

The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts You Need To Listen To Now

4 Mins Read 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? Given that sustainability is now taking center stage in media headlines (and rightfully so), it’s no surprises that some awesome audio shows have popped up to discuss the most important topic […]

Happy Baton: 6 Reasons I’m Loving My Toy Rental Subscription

5 Mins Read I recently got the chance to test out Happy Baton, Hong Kong’s first toy rental subscription service. What’s a toy rental subscription? Well a parent’s dream really! Basically you sign up on Happy Baton’s website, complete a short questionnaire about your child’s age and general likes/dislikes and then the company sends you a monthly delivery […]

Low Waste Life: Confessions Of An Ex-Zero-Waste Jar Activist

8 Mins Read Two years ago, I made the somewhat difficult and hugely inconvenient decision to keep all my waste in a glass jar. I wanted to make as large an environmental impact as possible, and walk the talk about advocating for a greener & healthier planet. This drastic decision came with many unintended consequences, so I’m sharing […]

Baking Soda FTW: 20 New Ways To Use This Zero Waste Gem

8 Mins Read It’s unbelievable how much one teaspoon of baking soda can do for our bodies and households! Baking soda is an indispensable item in any low waste arsenal and the ultimate multi-purpose home ingredient. The fine white powder has innumerable applications not only in the kitchen & bathroom but also in helping to cure some skin […]

Zero Waste Life: 85 Tips, Suggestions & Ideas To Quit Waste For Good

7 Mins Read At this point, you shouldn’t need any more convincing about why it’s important for all of us to try to live a lower waste lifestyle. Our plastic waste crisis has never been more acute, and living plastic-free can actually make you healthier. Since it’s currently Zero Waste Week, we decided to compile the ULTIMATE zero […]

5 Reusable Masks We Are Loving And Breathing Through

4 Mins Read Facial masks are here to stay. Even if the number of Covid-19 infections suddenly plummets, the aftermath and new hygiene protocols will stay longer, if not forever… And that means, we have to treat face masks as a part of daily life, an essential of our new pandemic wardrobe that can’t be forgotten at home […]