Limerick-Based 1930 Café Launches With Plastic-Free Lidless Coffee Cup

Good News Notes: “Limerick-based 1930 Café has launched its new coffee shop concept with a plastic-free and lidless takeaway cup as part of its initiative to tackle plastic pollution, including the huge volumes generated by plastic-coated coffee cups and plastic lids. 1930 Café recently opened adjacent to Lidl’s new store on Corbally Road, Westbury, Co…

McDonald’s says nearly all its paper packaging from sustainable fiber

Good News Notes: “McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N) said on Thursday it has nearly achieved its goal of sourcing all of its paper food packaging in restaurants from recycled or sustainable fiber. The Chicago-based global burger chain said in its annual sustainability report that in 2020 99.6% of the paper bags, food wrappers, napkins, cup carriers and other fiber-based…

Tesco Launches Loop Recycle Program in Stores

Good News Notes: “As British grocery store chain Tesco continues to grow its sustainability program, it has implemented a zero-waste packaging system at 10 of its stores in England. The Tesco program offered by TerraCycle’s reusable packaging platform Loop will include 88 products. The grocer says if the program is successful with consumers, packaging could…

New recyclable box announced for ‘iconic’ Ferrero Rocher range

Good News Notes: “The Ferrero Group says its “new eco-designed boxes” are the result of a partnership between its research and development team and materials experts atMilliken. As part of this collaboration, the companies apparently developed and trialled over 29 different plastic resins. According to the Ferrero Group, the final design will be made from…

KFC Just Launched Oatly Vegan Ice Cream in China | VegNews

Good News Notes: “International fast-food giant Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) just added Oatly’s vegan ice cream to its menus across China. The chain now offers Oatly’s oat milk-based ice cream in two classic flavors, Strawberry and Chocolate, and describes the flavor as “refreshing and dense.” The new oat milk ice cream options come in single-serve…

Hershey’s Debuts Its First Vegan Chocolate Bar Made With Oat Milk

Good News Notes: “The Hershey’s Company has reinvented its iconic milk chocolate bars, debuting its first vegan chocolate bars that use an oat milk base to achieve richness without dairy. The new Hershey’s Oat Made bars will feature two flavors including Extra Creamy Almond & Sea Salt and Classic Dark. The new oat milk-based chocolate bars will be…

McDonald’s plant burger launch late to vegan party

Good News Notes: “The McPlant burger will be trialled in 10 Coventry restaurants from late September and go national next year. But the launch lags behind rival fast food chains, such as Greggs with its vegan sausage roll and Burger King with a soy-based Rebel Whopper. McDonald’s said it took its time to ensure it…

Plant-Based Diet Rich in Olive Oil, Tomatoes Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Good News Notes: “Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the US. To avoid it, a mostly plant-based diet is your best bet, according to a meta-analysis published July 6 in Cardiovascular Research.  Researchers from the University of Naples reviewed nearly 100 studies on the relationship between heart disease risk and dietary habits. They focused on…

When disaster strikes, this Alabama nonprofit is ready

Good News Notes: “Hurricane Ida was on Judy Holland’s radar as soon as it was on James Spann’s. As the managing director of High Socks for Hope, she knows that whenever a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster happens in the Southeast, the nonprofit organization will soon spring into action. And they’ll still be in the…