June 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

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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
Doug Woodring says while legislation is important, in Hong Kong we must start with our consumption habits, and that means getting businesses on board to ban or cut back on single-use plastic. We must all start seeing it as the contagious disease it has become
2. Turns out companies invested in social impact also make good investments 
Goldman Sachs is turning Just Capital, the billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones’ ranking of companies based on social impact, into a real financial product.
3. Microplastics found in beer, honey, chicken and more
Microplastics in seafood are well recorded but there are many other sources.
4.  Stats show Chinese eating less meat overall  
According to a 2017 survey conducted by the New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited, 39 percent of Chinese citizens have begun to reduce their meat consumption as per their government’s recent recommendation.
5. Eat a lot of Hong Kong seafood? You’re also swallowing plastic.
A lot of Hong Kong’s fish contains tiny bits of plastic that could end up on your plate.
6. Google salad emoji goes vegan, says NO to egg
7. India gets serious about plastic
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, has pledged to eliminate all single-use plastics from the country by 2022! The plan is the most ambitious global action to fight plastic pollution to date and it seeks to cut the plastic waste generated by the population of 1.3 billion people – in the…
8. Huge rise in global travel wrecking havoc on local communities & natural resources
The Next Trend In Travel Is… Don’t.


Tourism can destroy environments and drive out local residents. It’s time to rethink the purpose of travel.
9. The planet is running out of ice
10. Have we made ourselves clear yet?
Biggest analysis to date reveals huge footprint of livestock – it provides just 18% of calories but takes up 83% of farmland


  • Sonalie Figueiras

    2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Green Queen - the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.

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