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Circular Electronics? World’s Leading Companies Launch First Private Sector Alliance To Reduce Waste Across Industry

4 Mins Read Recently, leading electronic brands including Dell Technologies, Google, Microsoft, Vodafone, and global organizations set up the first-ever private sector alliance for circular electronics along with a vision and roadmap committing to a circular economy for electronics by 2030. The global Circular Electronics Partnership (CEP) is the first time business leaders and global organizations have come […]

PETA Awards Mexican Startup Desserto For Its Animal-Free Leather Made Out Of Sustainable Cactus

3 Mins Read Following news that apparel giant H&M is launching a new sustainable concept with its debut collection that includes pieces created using Desserto’s plant-based cactus leather, PETA has awarded the Mexican startup animal-free leather for its innovation. H&M announced its new concept, Innovation Stories, which will launch multiple collections this year, starting with the debut collection Science […]

L’Oréal 2030: 95% Of Ingredients To Be Sustainable, Renewables To Replace Petroleum-Derived Products

4 Mins Read L’Oréal recently committed to providing its customers’ safe products that are kind to the environment by using a ‘Green Sciences’ approach to ensure that by 2030, 95% of its ingredients will be derived from renewable plant sources, minerals, or circular processes. Relying on ‘Green Sciences’, France-based cosmetic giant L’Oréal will aim to sustainably cultivate ingredients […]

Pulled Barvecue? Welcome To The World’s Largest Plant-Based Smokehouse

3 Mins Read Wood-smoked, plant-based barbecue? U.S. food company Barvecue has announced its plans to open the world’s largest plant-based smokehouse, which will be able to manufacture 800,000 pounds of plant-based barbecue meat annually. Based in North Carolina, U.S., Barvecue plans to open a 10,000 square foot production facility called the Carolina Smokehouse, in July this year. Founded […]

Power Protein: Real Madrid Partners With Meatless Farm To Increase Plant-Based Foods In Players’ Diets

4 Mins Read Football team Real Madrid recently joined forces with plant-based meat brand, Meatless Farm, to reduce meat consumption and encourage sustainable eating habits. Spanish football club Real Madrid recently partnered with British-based Meatless Farm in an effort to demonstrate how plant-based foods can be a part of a ‘balanced diet’, help minimize the environmental impact of […]

A.S. Watson: 2030 Sustainability Plan Aims To Triple Plant-Based Meat & Dairy Offerings At PARKnSHOP Stores

4 Mins Read A.S. Watson Group, the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, recently announced its social purpose and 2030 sustainability vision, which notably includes an aim to triple plant-based meat options and vegan dairy products at PARKnSHOP, Hong Kong’s largest supermarket chain, as well as to reduce the giant’s GHG emissions by 40% and eliminate all […]

Hermès X MycoWorks: Duo Unveils Mushroom Leather Travel Bag Created From ‘Fine Mycelium’

4 Mins Read High-end French fashion brand Hermès recently joined forces with Californian mycelium-based material startup MycoWorks to unveil a mushroom-based ‘leather’ travel bag made from fine mycelium. The recent collaboration saw the very first bag created with fine mycelium, a patented technology from the alt material upstart. Mycelium is the fine network of threads that form the vegetative part of […]

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 […]

Unilever X Alibaba: Duo Debuts Closed Loop Recycling System In China To Tackle Plastic Waste

4 Mins Read Unilever has joined forces with Alibaba Group to develop an AI-powered recycling system that will identify and sort plastic packaging in an effort to make China a waste-free country. British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever partnered with Chinese multinational tech company Alibaba Group to launch the ‘Waste Free World’ Initiative, a first of its kind technology-driven […]

Over 500 Brands Including Walmart, H&M And Nike Agree To Measure Supply Chain Social & Environmental Impact

5 Mins Read The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and its technology partner Higg have released the Higg Brand & Retail Module (BRM), a value chain sustainability assessment tool for companies to access their social and environmental impact data. Over 500 global brands have embraced the tool to gain a deeper understanding of the ethical and ecological footprint of […]

Reusable & Refillable: You Can Now Find Loop’s Circular Packaging At E-Tailer Ulta Beauty For Burt’s Bees, Dermalogica & More

4 Mins Read Beauty retail giant Ulta Beauty joined forces with circular packaging service startup Loop to offer customers all its cosmetic products in reusable and refillable packaging that includes the use of aluminum and glass bottles. As part of its holistic initiative ‘Conscious Beauty at Ulta Beauty’, the U.S.-based company pledged to achieve 50% recycled, bio-sourced materials or […]

Mondelez Philippines: Snack Giant Partners With The Plastic Flamingo To Recycle Waste Into Eco-Bricks

4 Mins Read Snack Food company Mondelez Philippines recently announced that it would “substantially” invest in plastic waste management and has teamed up with social enterprise The Plastic Flamingo to recycle waste into eco-bricks. In a virtual briefing, Mondelez Philippines announced that it will invest an undisclosed amount in solutions that help manage waste and has teamed up […]

Carbon-Negative: U.S. Burger Restaurant Shake Shack Tests Regenerative Cutlery Made From AirCarbon

4 Mins Read The New York City-based cult favourite burger restaurant Shake Shack recently announced a pilot of sustainable AirCarbon cutlery and straws at six Shake Shack locations across the U.S. Joining forces with Restore Foodware, the world’s first regenerative foodware brand, Manhattan-based Shake Shack plans to test sustainable AirCarbon utensils across its restaurants in the U.S. as part of […]

H&M X Desserto: Fashion Giant Uses Mexican Startup’s Cactus Leather In New Sustainable Collection

3 Mins Read Clothing giant H&M recently launched its new sustainable concept, Innovation Stories with its debut collection, Science Story that includes pieces developed using plant-based leather developed by Mexican-based brand Desserto. H&M announced its new concept Innovation Stories which will launch multiple collections this year, each representing a sustainable process and alternative materials and with Science Story, its debut […]

Blackpink: All Girl K-Pop Band With Billions Of Followers Speak Up On Climate Change

5 Mins Read Last December, Blackpink, the all-girls K-Pop band millions of fans recorded a message showing their support for the climate, and recently the band-members were appointed as advocates to raise awareness for the global campaign against climate change, in conjunction with the 26th Climate Change Conference, set to take place in November 2021. Recently, Blackpink members […]

Burger King U.K. Says 50% Menu Will Be Plant-Based By 2031

4 Mins Read In line with its long-term commitment to reduce its carbon footprint, Burger King U.K. has recently announced that it will launch vegan and vegetarian burgers, for instance, a plant-based version of its chicken ‘Royale’ burger in the coming weeks thus selling fewer beef options. In an attempt to negate the effects of climate change, fast […]

Plastic-Neutral FMCG: Hindustan Unilever To Achieve 100% Plastic Waste Collection In 2021

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, Hindustan Unilever (HUL) plans to achieve 100% plastic waste collection this calendar year meaning that it will collect and process more plastic packaging waste than the company’s own plastic usage. Mumbai-based Hindustan Unilever, the leading Indian FMCG company that is a subsidiary of the British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever, with […]

Levi’s X Ganni: Fashion Duo Joins Forces To Launch Denim Collection Made Out of Cottonized Hemp

5 Mins Read In August of last year, American denim brand Levi’s and millennial-favourite brand Ganni joined forces to create a rental-only collection of three staple denim pieces, all created from upcycled vintage Levi’s and repurposed denim. Now, the duo is back again with their second denim collaboration showcasing a bunch of pieces developed using cottonized hemp fabric. Copenhagen-based label Ganni […]

Veecoco: German Twins Launch Global Online Classes To Promote Plant-Based Cooking

5 Mins Read Founded by ‘vegan twins’ brothers Samuel and Lukas Schanderl, Veecoco aims to raise awareness about plant-based cooking through online vegan cooking classes. Based in Berlin, Germany, Veecoco will give users an opportunity to learn plant-based cooking across international cuisines such as Japanese, Italian, Thai, and more taught by renowned world chefs. In an exclusive interview […]