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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 […]

Exclusive: Melati Wijsen Of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & Youthtopia ‘Systemic Change Is Key, We Need To Hold Those In Power Accountable’

12 Mins Read In 2013, when she was just twelve years old, Melati Wijsen and her sister Isabel started Bye Bye Plastic Bags, the Bali-based movement that became a global youth-driven sensation to eliminate the use of plastic bags in Bali and elsewhere. Since then, youths all over the world have been refusing single-use plastics in order to […]

French Supermarkets To Phase Out Plastic Packaging With Refill Stations

4 Mins Read French grocery chains will have to begin switching to food refill stations as part of a new environmental bill. The law, which has been passed by the French parliament, will require retailers to phase out disposable plastic packaging and dedicate a fifth of their store to allow customers to buy dry food products using their […]

Rethinking Materials: Industry Giants To Join Summit To Drive Circular Solutions For Plastics & Packaging

4 Mins Read Major brands from a cross-section of industries are set to come together for an upcoming summit focused on sustainable innovation in plastics and packaging. Taking place in May 19-20, the two-day virtual Rethinking Materials conference will see the likes of Unilever, PepsiCo and Colgate-Palmolive join sustainable startups and biotechs such as LanzaTech and Modern Meadow […]

Unilever Invests US$15M In Fund To Collect More Plastic Than It Sells By 2025

3 Mins Read Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has put forward a US$15 million investment into the Closed Loop Leadership Fund, which will help recover more than half of its plastic packaging footprint. The firm also says that the investment will mean that by 2025, its North America operations will be collecting more plastic than it sells. Unilever […]

Lia Debuts World’s First Biodegradable & Flushable Pregnancy Test To Market

3 Mins Read Lia, the women-founded startup developing eco-friendly reproductive health and wellness products, has just launched the world’s first biodegradable and flushable pregnancy test. After years of research and development, the much-anticipated 100% plastic-free product that takes aim at the 20 million pregnancy tests thrown away annually in the U.S. alone, is now available to consumers.  Lia […]

‘Sperm Counts Could Reach Zero By 2045’:‘Everywhere’ Plastic Toxins Behind Fertility Crisis That Threatens Human Survival

5 Mins Read Declining sperm counts and changing reproductive development is leading to a fertility crisis that could endanger human life, says leading epidemiologist Dr. Shanna Swan. Driving the trend is our growing exposure to “everywhere chemicals” and environmental toxins found in everything from plastic containers to beauty products, which are damaging the planet as well as the […]

Watsons Hong Kong Launches Citywide ‘Plastic Reborn’ Container Recycling Program With P&G

3 Mins Read Watsons Hong Kong, the health, beauty and pharmacy chain, has rolled out a new territory-wide plastic container recycling campaign. Partnering with multinational CPG industry giant P&G, Watsons will provide convenient collection points across the city and work with Hong Kong-based circular economy service The Loops to send plastic personal care containers to a local recycling […]

Hong Kong’s Maskology Partners With A Plastic Ocean Foundation On Biodegradable Face Masks

5 Mins Read Hong Kong-based independent face mask brand Maskology has announced a new partnership with environmental nonprofit A Plastic Ocean Foundation to begin developing biodegradable disposable face masks. While anti-plastic campaigners have long called for a switch to reusable options, high-risk populations and personal preferences may still be a barrier to adopting more sustainable face coverings. By […]

Baby Shark Says ‘No Single-Use Plastic’ In New EcoDrive Collab With Pinkfong

2 Mins Read Hong Kong-based environmental nonprofit EcoDrive has teamed up with Pinkfong, the South Korean children’s entertainment brand most famous for its song “Baby Shark”, to release a new video featuring the iconic shark cartoon to raise awareness about plastic pollution. The learn-from-home campaign seeks to educate the younger generation about the impact that single-use plastics are […]

Thailand: Suez’ First Asia Plastic Recycling Plant Could Save 35K Tonnes In Emissions Per Year

3 Mins Read Suez, the French waste and water management multinational company, has opened its first plastic recycling plant in Asia. Located in Thailand, the plant will be able to convert 30,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste into post-consumer recycled plastics. It marks a significant development in the region’s recycling infrastructure to tackle the increasingly severe plastic pollution […]

Israeli Startup TIPA Bags US$4M For Its Compostable Flexible Food Packaging

3 Mins Read TIPA, an Israeli startup developing sustainable packaging solutions, has just raised US$4 million from the Millennium Food-Tech, a Tel Aviv-listed investment vehicle. The company’s breakthrough material innovation technology offers a compostable packaging solution for food that can replace existing difficult-to-recycle flexible plastic films on the market.  Securing US$4 million from Millennium Food-Tech, which came shortly […]