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‘Manta Boat’: Giant Plastic-Eating Renewable-Powered Vessel Inspired By Ray Set To Clean Up Ocean Debris

3 Mins Read A new 56-metre-long Manta sailboat will help fight the ocean plastic pollution crisis with its first-of-its-kind collection and processing capacities. Presented by the environmental nonprofit the SeaCleaners and French adventurer Yvan Bourgnon, the catamaran is equipped with everything from waste-collecting conveyors to microplastic collection “mobulas” and fitted with a hybrid system featuring wind turbines, hydro […]

Hong Kong-Based Adventure Clean Up Challenge Launches Hiking Trail Trash Collection Challenge

3 Mins Read Adventure Clean up Challenge, Asia’s first multi-discipline sports event, is collaborating with Hong Kong-based conservation app Trailwatch, to launch the Adventure Clean up Challenge Trails on April 24 in an effort to bring about outdoor enthusiasts to clean the increasing amount of trash that is lying in Hong Kong’s trails. The ongoing pandemic and subsequent […]

Netflix Seaspiracy Review: If You Can Still Eat Fish After Watching This Film, We’re Not Made The Same

8 Mins Read Director Ali Tabrizi’s documentary film, backed by Cowspiracy’s executive producer Kip Anderson, is shocking, terrifying and an unsparing indictment of the commercial fishing industry. Let’s hope everyone on the planet watches it so our oceans have a chance at survival. Green Queen has covered every single fact and issue that Seaspiracy brings to life on […]

Top 10 Sustainability Trends: Our 2021 Eco Wellness Predictions

12 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again, a new dawn, or in 2021’s case, a better dawn, because hey, what can be worse than 2020? New year = new set of Green Queen trend predictions (proud to share that we still haven’t been wrong yet). This year, for the first time, we have two separate […]

Alt Seafood: Bumble Bee Tuna Maker Commits US$40M To Sustainability & Plant-Based Alternatives

3 Mins Read California-based seafood producer Bumble Bee Foods has announced a US$40 million commitment over the next five years to promote sustainability and plant-based seafood alternatives. Through a dedicated Accelerator Fund, the company will also reduce plastic packaging and help clean up oceans by retrieving waste. It follows the company’s partnership earlier this year with vegan tuna […]

How Asian Grassroots Activists Are Tackling The War On Plastic Waste

5 Mins Read Faced with a lack of regulation and unenthusiastic governments, ingenious activists across Asia are finding localised and creative ways to fight against plastic waste, and winning.  Every year, we create 380 million tonnes of plastic worldwide, and the demand for plastic is still on the rise amid rapid development and population growth. On our current […]