Plastic-Like Compostable Packaging Is Baked

Good News Notes: “A dough made from starch, fiber, and little else that’s baked into compostable packaging using patented technology by Evanesce Packaging Solutions is a breakthrough recipe for sustainable packaging. Company founder Douglas Horne was an elected government official in British Columbia, Canada, when he came across the technology. It so profoundly changed his way of thinking…

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…

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…

Eating Less Meat Means a Healthier Heart

Good News Notes: “For people at any age, eating a healthy, plant-based diet is tied to a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease, two new studies show. Both studies were published Aug. 4 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and support the heart association’s dietary guidelines. “A nutritionally rich, plant-centered diet is beneficial…

The Ocean Cleanup Deploys Full-Scale System to The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Good News Notes: “The Ocean Cleanup has deployed its first full-scale system designed to clean-up ocean plastics to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The system, known as System002 or “Jenny”, left Victoria, British Columbia last Month on board a Maersk offshore supply vessel. “Jenny” builds on earlier tests conducted 2018 and 2019 and is the first full-scale…

Price Rite kicks off pilot of Flashfood food waste reduction app

Good News Notes: “Wakefern Food Corp.’s Price Rite Marketplace has begun testing the Flashfood food waste reduction app in western New York. The free app from Toronto-based Flashfood gives shoppers access to exclusive deals on products — including meat, produce, seafood, dairy, deli and bakery — that are nearing their best-by date. In turn, the significantly reduced…

Nebraska MRF adds plastic-lumber manufacturing line

Good News Notes: “Firstar Fiber is receiving a loan from the Alliance to End Plastic Waste that will help the processor convert hard-to-recycle plastics into building materials, all within the confines of the MRF.   Omaha, Neb.-based Firstar Fiber last week announced the project, stating that the company will develop an “integrated recycling facility” adjacent to Firstar’s…

Lululemon founder buys Canadian islands to conserve ecosystems

Good News Notes: “The Lululemon founder, Chip Wilson, has purchased one Canadian island, and helped buy another, in order to donate them to a charity. The islands in question are Saturnina and West Ballenas, two tiny undeveloped specks in the Salish Sea off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. The former yoga apparel magnate also…