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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 […]

5 Ways Living A Plastic-Free Life Made Me WAY Healthier

4 Mins Read One of the more surprising parts of adopting a more low-waste lifestyle with a focus on reusable packaging, reducing plastic usage as much as possible, lessen my reliance on recycling, and changing my habits to lessen my overall waste impact was how much healthier I became. I feel lighter, I eat better and I am […]

First Ever Plastic-Free Flight Takes Off in Friendly Skies

2 Mins Read In unprecedented air transport history, Portuguese charter airline Hi Fly has become the first operator to ditch single-use plastics on board. Following four series of of ‘plastic-free’ trial flights from a 10-hour Lisbon to Brazil journey all carrying a total of 700 passengers, the wet-lease carrier aims to make their entire fleet plastic-free by the […]

June 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

4 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to! 1. Doug Woodring of Ocean Recovery Alliance says businesses must commit to being plastic-free Hong Kong’s plastic addiction […]

May 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

4 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to! 1. Still think Climate Change is not your problem? Record-breaking Hong Kong heatwave hits 10th day Lau Shui […]

April 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

5 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to! 1. China consumes 65% of the world’s pork & Right Treat wants to change that  Right Treat Asian […]

March 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

5 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to!  1. China has jumped on the vegan bandwagon China going vegan? Massive decline in meat consumption, vegetarian restaurants […]

February 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

4 Mins Read You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to!  1. Vegan burger goes gangbusters in Hong Kong Beyond Meat Sales Quadrupled in Hong Kong Over Past Year, […]

The Lantau Island Paddle Project: 2 Teachers, The Open Sea And A Whole Lot of Plastic Trash

4 Mins Read Wading through grimy, oily beach water filled with trash, debris and several dead sea life over the north beach of Discovery Bay’s presumed picturesque resort development, Jonny Haines was completely devastated while paddle boarding around the coves in the area he calls home. Taking a GoPro to film one of his excursions last summer, his short four-minute video is […]

13 #ZeroWaste Instagram Accounts to Follow ASAP For Eco Inspo

6 Mins Read As one of the world’s biggest social networking apps, Instagram is great for sharing photos and videos. It’s also the perfect source of inspiration to glean information from as you embark on your eco journey. If you’re looking to live with less waste/plastic or if you’re just sick and tired of all the unnecessary packaging at […]

Green Queen’s 2018 Eco Wellness Predictions

5 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again: when I sit down and think about what I believe is going to be big in terms of trends and movements in the eco wellness world. Trend forecasting is definitely one of my favorite parts of the job and I’ve gotten pretty good at it. It helps that […]