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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 […]

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 […]

Nemi Holisticks Makes Sustainable Vegan Snacks Using Climate-Resilient Cactus

3 Mins Read We all love snacks, but knowing that your daily grazing isn’t damaging the planet makes snacking that much more satisfying. It’s the carbon-friendly snacking trend that many food businesses are now hopping on, but one startup is standing out from the crowd with an unusual ingredient: cactus. Based in Chicago, Nemi Holisticks uses drought-resistant nopal […]

New Impact Shakers Awards To Recognise Climate-Forward & Inclusive European Startups

3 Mins Read A new competition has launched to award European startups who are making a positive impact on society and the environment. Created by Impact Shakers, an organisation supporting impact entrepreneurship, an international jury will award winners across twelve categories, from food to energy, gender equality and peace.  Open for submission this month, the Impact Shakers Awards […]

Save Money & The Planet? Climate & FinTech Startup Creed To Debut Budget Planning & Emissions Tracking App

3 Mins Read Have you ever thought about how you could make a positive impact with your money? London-based startup Creed is about to debut its new mobile app aiming to do just that, combining finance with climate impact management. Features on the platform include spending management, carbon footprint tracking, offsetting emissions and more. Set to launch soon, […]

EcoCart: New Chrome Add-On Offsets Your Online Shopping Emissions In Two Clicks

4 Mins Read Ever since the pandemic, many of us have turned to online shopping and other e-commerce services for our daily purchases. Even boomers have gotten more tech-savvy because of the crisis, now officially the fastest-growing category of online shoppers. But our ordering frenzy is driving up our carbon footprint, says San Francisco-based startup EcoCart, who has […]

Trophic Is Using Seaweed To Develop The Planet’s Most Sustainable Protein

4 Mins Read Right now, soy dominates the planet as the most widely available and productive source of protein. Trophic is now on a mission to change that. The Berkeley, California-based startup believes that seaweed holds the key – not just because they think it will help products taste great, but also because it could be the world’s […]

Best News Of The Year: The Top 10 Sustainability Headlines Of 2020

5 Mins Read It’s clear that the Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the global focus towards sustainability. Realising the link between human and planetary health and the urgent need to prevent the rise of future zoonotic pandemics, the world has renewed its attention on preserving, protecting and conserving nature, wildlife and biodiversity and to combat climate change. While much […]

Taiwan Students Develop Colour-Changing Discount Labels To Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read A group of students from the National Taipei University of Technology have developed a new labelling system that could help slash food waste from supermarkets. Their idea, called Barcodiscount, involves automatically colour-changing stickers that indicate the percentage discounted off the product as it gets closer to the expiration date. Recently winning the national runners-up prize […]

VEAT: Swedish Plant-Based Vending Machine Maker Bags US$590K For Europe Launch

3 Mins Read Swedish startup VEAT has announced the closing of its €500,000 (US$591,000) pre-seed funding round, which will support the launch of its plant-based vending machines across its home city in Stockholm. On a mission to make sustainable plant-based foods more accessible with its vending machine solution that represents a particularly relevant alternative amid coronavirus restrictions on […]

Aussie Biotech Provectus Raises US$3.25M Seed For Its Algae Platform With Multi-Industry Applications

3 Mins Read Australian startup Provectus Algae has secured US$3.25 million in a seed funding round led by Hong Kong-based early stage venture studio Vectr Ventures. Provectus Algae optimises algae growth and uses synthetic biology to create a platform of algae ingredients suitable for use in a range of industries, from sustainable proteins to bioplastics.  Provectus Algae’s US$3.25 […]

South Asia: First-Ever Climate Startup Week Kicks Off Virtually

2 Mins Read Climate Startup Week has just kicked off across South Asia, the biggest climate startup event that has taken place in the region. The week-long event is being held digitally, making it accessible to all despite the coronavirus pandemic, and will focus on climate and clean technology solutions across South Asia through virtual pitches, panels, talks […]