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Bacardi Swaps Petroleum Plastics For Danimer’s 100% Biodegradable PHA Plant Bottles

3 Mins Read Bacardi, the world’s biggest family-owned spirits brand famous for its white rum, has announced that it will be replacing its existing plastic packaging for a new 100% biodegradable bottle. Partnering with Danimer Scientific, the developer of the new PHA-based bottles, the spirits giant says that it will be putting the “world’s most sustainable spirits bottle […]

Carlsberg & Coca-Cola Drinks May Soon Use “All-Plant” Compostable Plastic Bottles

3 Mins Read A biochemicals company based in the Netherlands is now developing “all-plant” bottles, which may soon land on supermarket shelves. The company, Avantium, uses plant sugars instead of fossil fuels to manufacture its degradable and recyclable plastic bottles, and has already won support from major beverage makers such as Carlsberg and Coca-Cola.  Avantium, a Dutch chemical […]

Second Hand Fashion Is Taking Over The World, From Thrift To Preloved Luxury

4 Mins Read Global charity Oxfam has recently launched their #SecondHandSeptember campaign, calling on people to join the pledge to say no to new clothing for 30 days. Having been reusing and reselling clothes since 1948, the NGO has declared that secondhand is the answer to sustainable fashion, helping to sound the alarm on the environmental impact of […]

INTERVIEW: Zero Waste Pioneer & Coconut Matter Founder On Following Your Heart & Why The Whole System Needs To Be Redesigned

5 Mins Read We sat down with Diane van Zwanenberg, founder of plastic-free natural and vegan beauty brand Coconut Matter who is making strides in promoting low-waste living in Asia and beyond. Diane has led the alternative beauty and cosmetics industry in Asia since she first introduced her pioneering plastic-free packaging brand, and has since encouraged many to […]

Water Pollution: The Invisible Threat The World Is Ignoring

3 Mins Read The latest report by the World Bank warns about the “invisible threat” that the planet is facing – water pollution – which will affect the health, economy, education and agriculture of both rich and poor countries alike. The report also outlines how water pollution will pose an issue for nearly every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) […]

Marriott Hotels Ditches Single-Use Plastic Amenities Across All 7,000 Global Locations By 2020

2 Mins Read Following their 2018 initiative to reduce single-use plastics, Marriott International has just announced their plans to eliminate mini disposable toiletries from all their hotels globally by 2020. Replacing the single-use amenities in bathrooms will be large refillable pump bottles. Marriott’s decision comes after recent headlines by companies in the hospitality industry aiming to phase out […]

Hong Kong Government Plastic-Free Schemes: It’s Just Not Good Enough

3 Mins Read The second phase of the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department’s (EPD) plastic-free campaign targeting single-use takeaway dishware and cutlery claims that it has saved 1.2 million disposables from ending up in the city’s landfills and oceans since mid-June. The campaign involved more than 700 restaurants and caterers across the city, in a bid to encourage […]

I Quit Waste: The Carbon Footprint Of Plastic – Shame On Us

4 Mins Read Waste activist and Green Queen columnist Smita J gets down and dirty with some plastic-free maths. Her conclusion? When it comes to personal care, we’re drowning in plastic emissions and we’re underestimating how much impact our personal choices have. Disposable plastic has been finally linked to climate crisis through a study in a massive report […]

#UmbrellaRevolution: The Greenest Protests In The World

3 Mins Read Hong Kong does not top greenest city lists very often. But during the past few days, the ever-practical and respectfully ecological mindset of Hong Kong people has become inspiringly apparent. The people of Asia’s world city have captured the minds and won the hearts of millions around the world who are watching as they peacefully […]

Green Living: Eco Habits Tried & Tested by Caroline Roy

3 Mins Read An earlier version of this post was published on Apronto’s Blog.    A full year after embarking on my 100 days of self study, here are the habits that worked for me and that I stuck with: truly tested every day behaviors. They include, without wanting to belabor these points: saving energy & water at home, refraining from […]