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‘Nature-Based Solutions’: Burberry Promises To Slash Emissions By 46% By 2030 & Be Climate Positive By 2040

3 Mins Read Luxury fashion house Burberry has pledged to become climate positive by 2040 and aims to do so by slashing its emissions across its extended supply chain by 46% by 2030, with the brand promising to invest in initiatives that support taking action on climate change. British-based Burberry announced its new commitment to becoming climate positive […]

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 […]

Aether: In A First, Diamonds Made From Air Pollution Certified As Vegan

3 Mins Read Luxury jewelry company Aether has become the first company in the world to earn a vegan certification for its diamonds created by capturing carbon from air pollution, thus leaving a positive impact on the environment. N.Y.- based Aether announced that it is the first company to receive a vegan certification for its diamonds, which was […]

Offset Your Groceries: GreenChoice Is Making Sustainable Shopping Easy At Walmart & Target

4 Mins Read As a conscious consumer, scanning through thousands of products at supermarket chains can be a time-consuming and overwhelming task. But now, mobile app turned online marketplace GreenChoice is telling the frustrated sustainable shopper “we hear you” and is simplifying the entire process. Through the platform, users can easily sort through items by dietary filters, view […]

World-First: Akua Debuts Vegan Burger Made From Ocean-Farmed Regenerative Kelp

3 Mins Read Meat alternative brand Akua focuses on making plant-based foods from regenerative aquaculture and the young company has just unveiled the world’s first-ever burger made from kelp, a type of highly renewable algae that not only helps absorbs carbon but also prevents ocean acidification. N.Y.-based Akua launched its Kelp Burger that is plant-based and sustainably sourced […]

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” […]

Fully Circular By 2030: IKEA Launches Resale Hub Concept For Secondhand Furniture

3 Mins Read IKEA has launched its much-anticipated secondhand furniture program around the world, as part of the retail giant’s goal to go fully circular by 2030. The new sustainable Circular Hub concept opening across IKEA stores were originally scheduled to land in November, but have experienced pandemic-related delays. Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA has opened its buy-back […]

British Catering Giant Compass Group To Replace 40% Animal Proteins By 2030

4 Mins Read Compass Group is planning to replace 40% of the animal-based foods throughout its supply chain with alternative proteins as part of its net-zero emissions campaign. The British multinational foodservice conglomerate also pledged to halve food waste and source a greater share of its produce from regenerative agriculture to reach its goal.  Compass Group, the biggest […]

Thrive Market: Online Organic Pioneer Wants To Become ‘World’s First Climate Positive Grocery Store’ By 2025

4 Mins Read Thrive Market, the American membership-based online retailer for natural and organic products, has set its sights on becoming the “world’s first climate positive grocery store” by 2025. In addition to going “beyond carbon neutral”, the company has pledged to become plastic-free and double down on their food access, regenerative agriculture and social impact initiatives. Los […]

Was Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber Forced Out For Being Too Sustainable?

4 Mins Read In March, Danone’s CEO Emmanuel Faber was let go from his position, a decision the French multinational food giant’s board made under pressure from shareholders. As one of the leading voices in the corporate world for ESG-forward principles and stakeholder capitalism, was his championing of green business principles the reason for his exit?  That’s the […]

Chrome Add-On EcoCart Secures US$3M To Help Offset Your Online Shopping Emissions

3 Mins Read Tech Startup EcoCart recently raised US$3M for its free-to-use browser extension that helps shoppers offset their carbon emissions at select merchant shops. San Francisco-based EcoCart can be downloaded for free on the Google browser Chrome and helps users calculates the carbon footprint of their orders. In its recent funding round, the company received support from […]

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 […]

Farleigh: London-Based Social Marketplace Allows Users To Curate, Share & Shop Sustainable Products

2 Mins Read Newly launched social marketplace Farleigh offers users, small and medium businesses, brands, artists and creatives an opportunity to curate and share sustainable products they love with their network and at the same time earn from it. Founded by Farleigh Hungerford, the London-based platform encourages consumers to curate and create windows offering planet-friendly goods ranging from clothes to […]

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 […]