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Planet FWD Bags $10 million To Improve Carbon Footprint Calculation Platform

4 Mins Read Carbon calculation startup Plant FWD has closed a $10 million Series A, co-led by Acre Venture Partners and Congruent Ventures as well as existing investors BBG Ventures, Precursor, Concrete Rose, and January Ventures among others. The startup has earmarked the funding for continued development of data, new product creation and enlarging the climate science team. […]

Foodsteps Nets $4.1 Million For Environmental Footprint-Labelling Platform

4 Mins Read U.K.-founded sustainability enterprise Foodsteps has closed a successful seed funding round, bringing in $4.1 million. The round was led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from Metaplanet, Ascension and the Conduit EIS Impact Fund. The cash injection will be used to finance an immediate hiring drive as the company seeks to double its team within the […]

UMass Becomes First US College To Start Carbon Labelling Cafeteria Meals

4 Mins Read UMass Amherst will now include carbon footprint information on its menus. The move comes as part of wider commitments to reach carbon neutrality by 2032. The Boston college will become the first in the U.S. to measure and highlight the carbon footprint of individual menu items.  UMass aims to offer its 28,635-strong student body access […]

Swedish Startup Klimato Raises US$785K For Its Carbon Labelling Tool Aimed At Foodservice

3 Mins Read As carbon labelling becomes more mainstream, Stockholm-based startup Klimato has closed 6.5 million SEK (approx. US$785,000) in a recent investment round. The capital will be used to fuel the company’s growth and expansion of its software that helps foodservice businesses such as restaurants and caterers calculate the climate impact of their dishes and carbon label […]

Perfect Day’s Brave Robot To Carbon Label Animal-Free Real Dairy Ice Creams

4 Mins Read Brave Robot, the animal-free ice cream brand made with Perfect Day’s precision fermentation real dairy proteins, will begin displaying its carbon footprint on its packaging. The company claims the move will make it the first dairy ice cream product in U.S. retail to publish its footprint, which according to a life-cycle assessment is 34% lower […]

Tenzing Becomes First Soft Drink Brand To Launch Carbon Labels

3 Mins Read British energy drink maker Tenzing has just become the first soft drink brand to introduce carbon labelling to its products. The label displays the “carbon negative” footprint of their products – meaning the company offsets more carbon than each drink emits, in a move described as a “challenge” to bigger players in the market to […]

SaladStop Becomes First Restaurant Chain In Asia To Carbon Label Entire Menu

4 Mins Read SaladStop, the Singapore-headquartered healthy salad chain with locations across Asia, has carbon labelled its entire menu, making it the first restaurant in the region to do so. Describing the move as a “simple and convenient way for customers to make planet-friendly food choices”, the chain’s commitment comes as more F&B businesses begin to take up […]

Climate-Friendly Cooking: New Tool Helps Food Blogs Carbon Label Their Recipes

4 Mins Read A new online tool has been created so that food blogs and websites can add carbon labels to their recipes. Partnering with WP Recipe Maker, a recipe plug-in for web publishing software WordPress, My Emissions automatically calculates the carbon footprint of recipes using its ingredients, and can even make more specific estimates if the life […]

Top U.K. Health Experts Call For Carbon Tax On Meat & High-Emissions Foods

3 Mins Read Leading health professionals in the U.K. have called on the government to introduce a carbon tax on high-emissions foods, such as meat and dairy products. It is part of a suite of measures being recommended to slash the country’s food-related greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health. Published on Wednesday (November 4), a new report […]