New ‘compostable’ takeaway range from Seal Packaging to be launched in sandwich bars

Good News Notes: “Seal Packaging has announced what it claims is a home compostable and sustainable takeaway food packaging range, which will be distributed by Tri-Star Packaging while Birley Sandwiches in London will be the first location to use the product.  Compostabowl, the new foodservice innovation from Seal Packaging, is made from bagasse, a plant-derived fibre material that the company says…

Poll reveals desire for compostable packaging

Good News Notes: “Apoll commissioned by compostable packaging supplier Tipa has revealed 78 per cent of Australian adults believe the most effective solution to the plastic waste crisis is compostable packaging, not recycling. Some nine-in-ten (89 per cent) of survey respondents are said to be concerned about the plastic waste generated from packaging, and a…

Taco Bell is Testing Vegan Meat at Nearly 100 US Locations

Good News Notes: “For decades, Taco Bellhas led the fast-food market in plant-based offerings when most establishments offered few-to-zero vegan options. The international fast-food giant is continuing its reign by diversifying its plant-based portfolio. Taco Bell just announced that it will begin testing its new vegan meat at 95 locations around the Detroit area following a successful…

Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea

Good News Notes: “IN JACK’S SOLAR Garden in Boulder County, Colorado, owner Byron Kominek has covered 4 of his 24 acres with solar panels. The farm is growing a huge array of crops underneath them—carrots, kale, tomatoes, garlic, beets, radishes, lettuce, and more. It’s also been generating enough electricity to power 300 homes. “We decided to…

Striatus 3D-printed bridge “establishes a new language for concrete”

Good News Notes: “Holcim CEO Jan Jenisch explains how 3D-printed concrete bridge Striatus aims to showcase how to build with less material without compromising performance in this video Dezeen produced for the building materials company. Striatus is a 16-metre-long 3D-printed concrete footbridge built by Block Research Group at Swiss university ETH Zurich and the Computation and Design Group at Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA CODE), in collaboration with concrete…

Impossible Pork Is Now Available in Restaurants

Good News Notes: “After blitzing the restaurant world with Impossible Burger, an actually good ground beef replacement, Impossible Foods is back with plant-based pork, and soon you’ll be able to order it from your favorite restaurants. We first tried Impossible Pork back at CES 2020, and it was good! Nearly two years later, it’ll finally be…

Drone images give hope for return of kelp on U.S. West coast

Good News Notes: “Tranquil images of the Pacific Ocean taken by a drone show that California’s kelp forests may be making a comeback after years of depletion, bringing good news in the fight against climate change. Kelp, which reduces global warming by soaking up carbon dioxide from the air via photosynthesis, has died off dramatically…

France to ban plastic packaging for 30 fruit and vegetables | Euronews

Good News Notes: “France will ban the use of plastic packaging on around 30 fruit and vegetables from January 2022, the government has announced. The effort is part of a law to tackle waste that will enter into force next year. Around 37% of fruit and vegetables in France are currently sold in plastic packaging….