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World’s First Sustainable Packaging Sourcing Marketplace Launches with Oversubscribed Pre-Seed

5 Mins Read SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world’s first global B2B marketplace dedicated to sourcing forevers plastics free packaging products, has just launched with an oversubscribed pre-seed round. The company, based in Hong Kong and addressing an international audience of buyers, offers an online e-commerce platform to help food companies and retail brands find sustainable packaging materials amid growing consumer […]

Cambridge Spinoff Xampla To Launch Plastic-Free Sachets & Capsules Made From ‘Vegan Spider Silk’

4 Mins Read Xampla, the University of Cambridge spin-off startup, will soon introduce compostable plastic-free sachets and capsules made using a new “vegan spider silk” material. The new polymer material, which is plant-based, scalable and sustainably-made, has been developed by Cambridge researchers and could be used to replace single-use plastic items once and for all.  Scientists from Cambridge […]

Alter Eco ‘Won’t Stop Until Entire Supply Chain Is Zero-Landfill’ In Radical Transparency Push

4 Mins Read Responsible chocolate brand Alter Eco is taking the lead in radical transparency, releasing its annual sustainability report to document its environmental and human impact – both good and bad. Being “brutally honest” about failing to achieve its initial goal of 100% compostable and recyclable packaging in 2020, the company committed to continue to improve until […]

SAVRpak Bags US$3.5M Series A Led By Mark Cuban After Cold Email Pitch To Disrupt Food Waste

5 Mins Read California-based anti-food waste startup SAVRpak has closed US$3.5 million in its Series A financing led by celebrity investor Mark Cuban, after co-founder Greg Maselli’s took a shot with an email pitch. Formerly known as Soggy Food Sucks, SAVRpak’s solution helps absorb moisture in food containers to keep insides fresh and crisp, preventing spoilage and food […]

Manila Agritech Fortuna Cools Bags Funding For Plastic-Free Upcycled Coconut Coolers

3 Mins Read Fortuna Cools, a Philippines-based agritech startup making sustainable coolers out of coconut fibre, has closed its round of seed funding. The company is backed by ADB Ventures, the impact investment arm of Asian Development Bank, and will be using the funds to ramp up production of its biodegradable plastic-free alternative to traditional styrofoam containers.  Manila-headquartered […]

Gaming Lifestyle Co Razer’s New Green Fund Makes First Investment Into Plastic-Free Toilet Paper Startup Bambooloo

5 Mins Read Razer, a billion-dollar global lifestyle brand for gamers, recently launched a new US$50 million Razer Green Fund and its very first green investment is in Bambooloo, a Singapore-based zero waste home goods brand focused on greening toilet paper. As part of its plan to support sustainable startups, Singaporean-American tech firm Razer has launched a green […]

Burger King U.S. Launches Green Packaging Pilot Program, Expands Loop Reusables Test

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, fast-food giant Burger King U.S. is testing sustainable alternatives for its cutlery, straws, drink lids, frypods, Whopper wrappers and napkins and will be further expanding its Loop reusables testing program through its partnership with The Coca-Cola Company and Kraft Heinz. Burger King U.S. has launched a green packaging pilot program to […]

Polish Startup Picup Launches Europe’s First 100% Biodegradable Plantable Coffee & Tea Cups

3 Mins Read Picup has launched its plantable paper cups in Poland, the first-of-its-kind in the country and across Europe. The Poznan-based startup’s 100% biodegradable cups of tea or coffee contain seeds at the bottom of the filter, allowing a tree to grow after the drink is consumed. Polish sustainable packaging startup Picup has introduced Europe’s first-ever plantable […]

Rethinking Materials: Industry Giants To Join Summit To Drive Circular Solutions For Plastics & Packaging

4 Mins Read Major brands from a cross-section of industries are set to come together for an upcoming summit focused on sustainable innovation in plastics and packaging. Taking place in May 19-20, the two-day virtual Rethinking Materials conference will see the likes of Unilever, PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive join sustainable startups and biotechs such as LanzaTech and Modern Meadow […]

AirCarbon: This Regenerative BioMaterial Replaces Plastic & Captures More Emissions Than It Takes To Make It

4 Mins Read When Newlight Technologies was first set up, they didn’t know that this biomaterial could be possible. Simply put, their science didn’t exist. After a decade of research and development, the company has created AirCarbon – a certified carbon negative material that actually captures more greenhouse gas emissions than it emits into the atmosphere. This milestone, […]

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 […]

Female-Founded Vegan Gelato Sacred Serve Debuts World’s First 100% Zero-Plastic Recyclable Ice Cream Cartons

4 Mins Read Sacred Serve, a Chicago-based female-founded vegan gelato startup has debuted the world’s first 100% recyclable ice cream cartons. Made from paper-based fibre, the new completely plastic-free cartons developed by London-headquartered packaging firm Delipac are also compostable and biodegradable.  Plant-based gelato brand Sacred Serve has debuted the world’s first completely plastic-free and recyclable ice cream cartons, […]

Priyanka Chopra Jonas Debuts Vegan Haircare Line At Target Stores Across U.S.

3 Mins Read Bollywood & Hollywood superstar Priyanka Chopra Jonas just launched vegan haircare line at Target stores across the U.S. that is not only free of parabens and sulfates but also comes in 100% recyclable packaging. The newly launched haircare line, dubbed Anomaly, aims to provide consumers animal-free and toxin-free shampoos as well as conditioners contributing to […]