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Upcycled Vegan Supplement Startup Outcast Foods YOY Online Sales Grow By 3,872%

3 Mins Read Plant-based food technology startup Outcast Foods, which transforms unattractive produce into nutrient-dense foods and bills itself as ‘the world’s first sustainable supplement company’ has recorded a whopping 3,872% in year-on-year online sales growth, which they attribute to increasing consumer interest in reducing food waste and shopping with sustainability in mind. Canadian-based Outcast Foods takes “misfit” […]

This New HEALabel App Is Making Conscious Consumerism Easy

4 Mins Read Most of us want to be conscious consumers, but it’s a pretty difficult task in practice. From the thousands of products available, whether it be food or beauty and skincare, it takes time and effort to properly research and decipher those that have the smallest impact on the planet, animals and people. This was what […]

New Impact Shakers Awards To Recognise Climate-Forward & Inclusive European Startups

3 Mins Read A new competition has launched to award European startups who are making a positive impact on society and the environment. Created by Impact Shakers, an organisation supporting impact entrepreneurship, an international jury will award winners across twelve categories, from food to energy, gender equality and peace.  Open for submission this month, the Impact Shakers Awards […]

Save Money & The Planet? Climate & FinTech Startup Creed To Debut Budget Planning & Emissions Tracking App

3 Mins Read Have you ever thought about how you could make a positive impact with your money? London-based startup Creed is about to debut its new mobile app aiming to do just that, combining finance with climate impact management. Features on the platform include spending management, carbon footprint tracking, offsetting emissions and more. Set to launch soon, […]

EcoCart: New Chrome Add-On Offsets Your Online Shopping Emissions In Two Clicks

4 Mins Read Ever since the pandemic, many of us have turned to online shopping and other e-commerce services for our daily purchases. Even boomers have gotten more tech-savvy because of the crisis, now officially the fastest-growing category of online shoppers. But our ordering frenzy is driving up our carbon footprint, says San Francisco-based startup EcoCart, who has […]

Nutrapharma Creates Protein Powder Supplements From Scraps To Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read U.K.-based Nutrapharma has recently pioneered a food waste solution that involves creating protein powder for saleable supplements from excess fruits and vegetables to lessen carbon emissions produced by scraps and provide a plant-based solution to the protein industry. Located in the UK, Nutrapharma has developed a way to tackle food waste by making protein-rich powder […]

Ynvisible Collaborates With Innoscentia For New Food Waste Label Innovation

3 Mins Read Sensor technology firm, Innoscentia, recently collaborated with Ynvisible Interactive to enable real-time quality monitoring of food by providing a dynamic expiry date label for food packaging thus reducing the overall food waste. The Swedish sensor tech firm, Innoscentia has created materials using Ynvisible’s display technology that help provide a dynamic expiry date label for food […]

Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

10 Ways H&M Is Trying To Be Better For The Planet

5 Mins Read Love or hate them, big brands and corporations are not about to disappear. Since we’re facing a major climate crisis, we need big companies to be better. And H&M, basically the face of fast fashion and a huge part of the problem, is working on that. Here are 10 ways the behemoth is trying to […]

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 […]

South Asia: First-Ever Climate Startup Week Kicks Off Virtually

2 Mins Read Climate Startup Week has just kicked off across South Asia, the biggest climate startup event that has taken place in the region. The week-long event is being held digitally, making it accessible to all despite the coronavirus pandemic, and will focus on climate and clean technology solutions across South Asia through virtual pitches, panels, talks […]