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Food Footprint: Which Diet Creates The Least Amount Of Food Waste?

5 Mins Read The climate crisis is rising to the top of the global agenda, waking more people up to the connection between our consumption choices and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. While some questions about the footprint of food can appear to be relatively straightforward, the reality may not always be as simple as it seems. […]

AlgiKnit Closes $13 Million Series A For Kelp-Based Fashion Revolution

3 Mins Read New York sustainable materials startup AlgiKnit has closed a $13 million Series A funding round, led by Collaborative Fund. Other participants include H&M CO:LAB, Starlight Ventures, Third Nature Ventures, and existing backers Horizons Ventures and SOSV. Total funding to date has now reached $17.9 million, making AlgiKnit a substantial player in the biomaterials niche. The […]

From Plastic Waste to “Green Concrete”: Sino Group Partners with EcoBricks to Inaugurate Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

5 Mins Read An inaugural partnership between Hong Kong real estate developer Sino Group and local sustainability-focused startup EcoBricks upcycled over 5,400 kg of plastic waste into construction bricks at the city’s Gold Coast in the Tuen Mun district. Across Asia, our plastic addiction is clogging up landfills, rivers and oceans. Latest available data shows the region is […]

Resale Platform Vestiaire Collective Acquires Industry Peer Tradesy As Circular Fashion Economy Continues To Grow

3 Mins Read Global resale platform Vestiaire Collective has acquired fellow industry peer Tradesy. The two secondhand platforms represent a global commitment to promotion of a circular fashion model. Both companies were launched in 2009, in Paris and Los Angeles respectively, and by female founders. The two have striking similarities, share a mission to end fashion waste and […]

Deliveroo Hong Kong Unveils HK$2M Sustainable Packaging Solution To Help Restaurants Go Zero-Waste

4 Mins Read Deliveroo HK is taking steps to reduce food packaging waste generated by its restaurant partners. The delivery giant is investing HK$2 million to incentivise a scheme that will encourage restaurants to use plastic-free packaging for their delivery orders. It comes as the government considers a move to ban single-use plastic tableware.  Investment from Deliveroo HK […]

‘Historic’ UN Resolution Aims to End Global Plastic Pollution

4 Mins Read In what’s being hailed as an historic moment in the fight against plastic waste, the United Nations has adopted a resolution that will hold member nations legally accountable for their contributions to the global plastic pollution crisis. “Plastic pollution has grown into an epidemic. With today’s resolution we are officially on track for a cure,” […]

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.  […]

Plastic-Free Groceries: Zero Closes $11.8 Million Seed Round To Expand The US’s ‘Most Sustainable’ Delivery Service

3 Mins Read Californian sustainable packaging grocery startup Zero has scooped $11.8 million in seed funding led by Sway Ventures to continue its recent ‘two hour eco delivery’ expansion across the United States. The company, which delivers a wide range of groceries in plastic-free containers, claims theirs is the fastest service of its kind in the country. Founded […]

10 Simple, Sustainable Lifestyle Tips for a Greener Year

6 Mins Read As more individuals make small but meaningful changes to their daily lives, we can make a major difference for the planet. We don’t know about you, but that definitely gets the Green Queen team excited about the changes we can take on for the new year to tackle climate change goals head-on. If you need […]

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

5 Mins Read Vegan beauty is on trend in a big way. From better ingredients made with plants to products that are tested on humans, not animals, these brands are prioritizing sustainability in products that work. According to eco-campaigners Zero Waste Week, in 2018, the beauty industry was responsible for over 142 billion units of packaging that eventually […]

5 Secondhand Fashion Platforms For Your Sustainable Online Shopping Fix

4 Mins Read Thanks to the digital age, secondhand shopping has totally taken off online and is no longer confined to the neighbourhood charity thrift shop. Gone are the days where you have to sort through piles of donated clothing for your next sustainable fashion purchase. Now, buying and selling preloved clothing has never been easier thanks to […]