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Just Salad Debuts New Plastic-Free Anti-Food Waste Meal Kit Brand

4 Mins Read Just Salad, the healthy fast casual restaurant chain, has launched a new meal kit brand billed as the first-ever no-subscription, zero-prep and plastic-free option of its kind. Named Housemade, Just Salad describes it as the “next generation of meal kits” and says that it has gone “above and beyond” to provide the most sustainable service […]

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 […]

Breer: Hong Kong Uni Students Turn Food Waste Into Craft Beer

4 Mins Read When four university students in Hong Kong began noticing how many loaves of bread were being thrown away each day in the city, they started to think about how to save food waste and turn it into something new. They came up with Breer, a new brand of local craft beer made from upcycled loaves […]

Thai App Yindii Matches Consumers w/ Discount Boxes That Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read Bangkok-based startup Yindii has just launched a new mobile app that will help combat food waste in the city. It connects consumers with restaurants and cafés, who will offer “flash sales” on the platform to purchase food that would otherwise go to waste for a discounted price. Users can choose to pick up their orders […]

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 […]

Hong Kong Composting Guide: Ways To Compost Your Food Waste In The City

9 Mins Read Composting is one of the most effective ways to minimise food waste, which accounts for 30% of what is thrown away for the average household and contributes 10% of global carbon emissions. According to NGO Feeding Hong Kong, over 3,600 tonnes of food waste are sent to landfill every day. In fact, once you start […]

Dole Pledges To Eliminate Food Waste By 2025, Reach Net Zero By 2030

3 Mins Read Dole Packaged Foods has just announced its new sustainability pledges, including eliminating food waste and all petroleum-based plastic packaging from its product lines by 2025, as well as achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030. Dole’s environmental commitments follow a slew of renewed sustainability promises made by multinational brands, and is yet another sign that […]

Inhumane Methods Used To Cull Millions Of Farm Animals While Food Banks Run Dry

3 Mins Read Millions of farm animals are to be “depopulated” using inhumane methods such as suffocation, drowning and shooting, in spite of widespread hunger during the economic fallout as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This latest meat supply chaos is another blow to the meat industry, which is facing mounting criticism over its unsustainable and unethical […]

Virus Outbreaks In Slaughterhouses Globally Exposes Meat Industry Danger

3 Mins Read Meat plants all over the world are struggling to contain coronavirus outbreaks amongst its employees, shedding light on the nature of the work itself and the wider livestock industry that is fuelling the spread of disease. Critics are warning that pressure to continue operating at such speed to meet the demand for animal protein is […]

US Meat Supply Chain Breaks Down, Reveals Danger Of Livestock Industry

4 Mins Read The coronavirus pandemic is pushing the food supply chain all over the world to its limits, but the latest news emerging from the United States has spotlighted global attention on the danger, cruelty and unsustainable nature of the livestock industry in the country. Meat processing plants are shutting down, farmers are forced to cull millions […]

13 Ways To Reduce Your Food Waste Footprint Right Now

5 Mins Read Our world is facing an unprecedented food waste crisis, which is contributing over 10% of global carbon emissions that drive the climate emergency. In addition to coming at an enormous environmental cost, discarded food compounds the issues of everyday hunger and malnutrition as well as escalating chronic health problems such as obesity and diabetes. Asia […]

China Needs To Fight Its Massive Food Waste To Combat Climate Change

3 Mins Read China is facing a massive food waste crisis. Over 6% of China’s total food production is already lost before reaching consumers, and restaurants in Chinese cities throw away an average of a third of food served. Amid the climate crisis and an already vulnerable global food system exposed by the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is […]

Hong Kong’s Breadline App Redirects Leftover Loaves To People In Need

4 Mins Read Recently launched web app Breadline is helping to fight food waste in Hong Kong. Users can use the app to track where leftover loaves and baked goods are, which they can then collect and bring to a designated charity for those in need. Launched by Baptist University assistant professor and Hong Kong food waste expert […]

The Richer Asia Gets, The Bigger The Food Waste Problem

4 Mins Read A new study by Dutch scientists finds that the wealthier we get, the more food becomes wasted. Linking throwing out food to affluence, the researchers highlight the challenges that lie ahead for combating one of the biggest environmental issues in the world – food waste. Especially in Asia where nations are undergoing rapid urbanisation, development […]

SG Food Waste Startup Lumitics Raises US$557,000 In Seed Round

4 Mins Read Singaporean startup Lumitics, a food waste technology company, has recently secured US$557,000 in an oversubscribed seed funding round. The financing was led by boutique early stage investment firm ReadyVentures and angel investor and hospitality veteran Franck Courmont. Lumitics’ proprietary device is called Insight, a smart waste tracker that uses sensors and image recognition to identify […]