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Hong Kong Student Urges Switch To Reusable Masks In High School Research Project

4 Mins Read After seeking face masks littered everywhere in Hong Kong as the city continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, Gaurika Pant, a secondary school student at Hong Kong International School (HKIS), decided to undertake her own research into plastic consumption amid the crisis. According to her survey results, Hong Kong residents could be discarding as many […]

Study: Masks Curb Spread Of Coronavirus, But Not All Are Equally Effective

3 Mins Read A new study has found that whilst masks are one of the most effective ways to reduce the transmission of the coronavirus, not all kinds of face-coverings are equal. Researchers from Duke University found that fitted N95 respirator masks performed the best, followed by surgical face masks and cotton masks that contain a layer of […]

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 […]

Bill Gates: Climate Change Will Be Worse Than Coronavirus

5 Mins Read In a note penned by Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, investor and philanthropist warns the world that the climate crisis could bring about even more destruction than the current coronavirus pandemic. We must learn the lessons of this current public health emergency in order to respond to future global threats, Gates warns. On August 4, […]

Joaquin Phoenix & Rooney Mara To Produce Film On Animal Ag & Zoonotic Pandemics

2 Mins Read Hollywood actors Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are producing a new documentary movie called The End of Medicine, which will focus on the link between animal agriculture and zoonotic diseases. The production of the film began in October last year, before the current coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a standstill, and is predicted to […]

The Rise Of Maskne: How To Take Care Of Your Skin During Covid-19

5 Mins Read Wearing a mask in public spaces at all times has become the norm in recent weeks and months. Unfortunately, alongside its function to protect us and others from the spread of Covid-19, a facial mask can also be a (new) cause of acne. Have you noticed any breakouts around your nose, cheeks and chin? Most […]

Digital Divide: Fighting Climate Change Means More Internet Access

7 Mins Read By: Maddie Stone One of the starkest inequalities exposed by the coronavirus pandemic is the difference between the digital haves and have-nots. Those with a fast internet connection are more able to work and learn remotely, stay in touch with loved ones, and access critical services like telemedicine. For the millions of Americans who live […]

Covid-19 Fitness: Tips & Advice On Exercising While Wearing A Mask

4 Mins Read Starting from yesterday, it’s compulsory to wear a mask both indoors and outdoors in Hong Kong (and in many other countries too!) due to a resurgence in local case transmission. Wearing a mask should not exempt you from continuing with your exercise regime, but what is true is you need to know a few things […]

Greta Thunberg: EU Covid-19 Recovery Fund Ignores Climate Emergency

3 Mins Read Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has slammed EU politicians for failing to acknowledge the severity of the climate crisis. After the EU sealed a historic €750 billion (US$870 billion) coronavirus recovery deal, Thunberg criticised leaders for not putting sustainability and climate policies at the heart of the package.  In the early hours of Tuesday […]

6 Zero Waste Activities For Kids Stuck At Home

4 Mins Read Staying home with kids during the summer holidays can be really tough. You’ve probably tried dozens of activities during the first and second ‘Rona waves and now you’re scratching your head, especially if you are a conscious parent and don’t want any plastic craft clutter that will end up in the landfill. Don’t worry, Green […]

10 Stats About Consumers & Their Plant-Based Food Habits During Covid-19

3 Mins Read New market research conducted by San Francisco-based F&B consultancy firm Mattson has revealed what consumers are thinking about plant-based foods amidst the coronavirus pandemic at a recent virtual education conference called SHIFT20. Here are some of the most interesting findings to emerge from the survey of U.S. consumers conducted in June, covering everything from what […]

Slow Living During Corona: Tips, Ideas & Inspo

4 Mins Read There’s nothing more permanent than a temporary solution, the old Russian proverb says. While we were thinking of social distancing and self-isolation as something temporary, Corona is here to stay for much longer. And although it has severely affected the way we live and move in 2020, we can still take charge of how we […]

1/3 Of German Households Reduce Meat Intake Amid Slaughterhouse Covid-19 Outbreaks

3 Mins Read Widespread fears over poor working conditions in meat factories after a number of coronavirus outbreaks is accelerating the plant-based trend in Germany. According to new data from market analysts, the number of vegetarians in the country has doubled while nearly a third of all households are now actively reducing meat consumption, in line with similar […]

Asian Meat Industry Rated High ESG Risk, Report Warns Investors

3 Mins Read Analysts have warned investors that the lack of compliance to environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks amongst publicly listed meat companies in Asia makes them highly susceptible to zoonotic diseases. The report also lists meat companies as high-risk because they are likely to foster future pandemics.  Commissioned by the global collaborative investor network FAIRR, the […]

Federal Study Shows Brazil Meat Plants Directly Linked To Covid-19 Spread

3 Mins Read Meat plants have been a major factor in the spread of coronavirus in at least three different regions of Brazil, according to the country’s experts. According to the new study conducted by federal prosecution department the Public Ministry of Labour (MPT), the conditions at the meat plants have directly contributed towards the rapid transmission of […]

These 5 Asian Startups Are Innovating Sustainability Solutions, From Repurposing Waste To Clean Meat

3 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW’s newly launched Singapore Food Bowl, an accelerator program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, has just unveiled its participating startups. Among the 12 selected include entrepreneurs working on urban farming technologies to lab-grown protein and valorising food waste. Here, we take a […]

Nearly 20% Drop In Red Meat Production Recorded In The U.S.

2 Mins Read According to new figures released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), red meat production has dropped almost 20% this May compared to the same period last year. The data comes amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which saw slaughterhouse closures due to viral outbreaks and producers forced to cull millions of livestock, and is […]