February 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To 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, Says Chairman
Sales of Beyond Meat in Hong Kong have quadrupled over the last year, says chairman of the brand, Seth Goldman. He is also looking at expanding to new markets, having recently launched in New Zealand and announced plans to do the same in the UK in 2018.
2. European Union gets serious about plastic waste 
EU pledges to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030
The EU plans to make all plastic packaging across Europe recyclable or reusable by 2030. The pledge forms part of a wider plastic strategy to tackle the issue of plastic waste. Other commitments include a reduction in consumption of single-use plastics and restrictions on the use of…
3. Hong Kong based Ovolo Group opens Australia’s first vegan hotel
Australia`s first vegan hotel has opened with Matthew Kenney
Australia’s first vegan hotel has opened with Matthew Kenney

 

And it’s led by a US celebrity chef.
4. Cathay Pacific & Pure Yoga launch world’s first wellness partnership in the air
This Airline Is Offering In-Flight Yoga & Travel Will Never Be The Same
The in-flight program is aimed to help enhance the overall travel experience, with a specific focus on making travel more personable and meaningful.
5. Free public transport = lower carbon emissions
German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution
Plan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines
6. Hong Kong’s waste problem is getting worse by the day
Hong Kong drowning in waste as China rubbish ban takes toll
Hong Kong boasts glittering skyscrapers, seamless transportation and billion dollar infrastructure projects, but it is struggling with a much more mundane problem: disposing of its trash.
7. Queen Elizabeth is all about la vida SANS plastic
The Queen declares war on plastic after David Attenborough documentary 
T he Queen has declared war on plastic, banning straws and bottles from the Royal estates.Buckingham Palace outlined new waste plans and said there was a ‘strong desire to tackle the issue’ at the highest levels of the Royal household.
8. What to eat for a happy, health brain
It`s not just in the genes: the foods that can help and harm your brain
Our diet has a huge effect on our brain and our mental wellbeing, even protecting against dementia. So, what should be on the menu?
9. US toddlers embrace a nature-led approach to education
Nature-based preschool trend flourishes across the United States
Nature-based preschool education, where children have plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors, is trending across the United States.
10. The palm oil crisis is reaching abysmal heights and it’s your fault
Palm oil is destroying the planet and killing animals - and it`s in almost everything
Have you ever heard of palm oil?. If not, you’re guaranteed to have tried it – because it’s used in almost everything you eat, drink and use.