Introducing Idealpak’s bioplastic product—sugarcane packaging

Good News Notes: “Bioplastics are plastic materials produced from renewable biological resources, such as vegetable oils, corn starch or sugarcane. Idealpak’s bioplastic packaging products are made from 100% biobased material derived from sugarcane. Instead of fossil-based materials, these products are sourced from 100% renewable resource—sugarcane. Their carbon footprint is lower than traditional packaging because sugarcane…

Genesis Outlines Transition to EV, Fuel Cell Vehicles by 2030

Good News Notes: “Like many other auto brands as of late, Genesis has detailed its plans to convert to an electric vehicle fleet over the next few years. Beginning in 2025, the new vehicles the brand introduces will all be electric: Both battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell electric (i.e. no internal combustion). By 2030, all vehicles…

Celour paint lets anyone “participate in CO2 removal in their daily lives”

Good News Notes: “Design graduate Kukbong Kim has developed a paint made from demolished concrete that is capable of absorbing 20 per cent of its weight in carbon. Called Celour, the paint can sequester 27 grams of CO2 for every 135 grams of paint used. “That is the same amount of carbon dioxide that a normal tree absorbs per day,” Kim said. The…

Singapore Inaugurates One of the World’s Largest Floating Solar Farms

Good News Notes: “Singapore inaugurated one of the world’s largest inland floating solar photovoltaic systems, which is being used to convert the city-state’s water system to renewable power. The massive solar farm is part of the country’s plan to use solar energy as a key part of its efforts to reach its sustainability goals under…

Blue Apron Sets New Sustainable Packaging Goals

Good News Notes: “Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) today announced a new sustainable packaging goal for its meal kit boxes of 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable by the end of 2025. The company also strives to use 75% post-consumer recycled content, by weight, in its meal kit boxes by the end of 2025. By establishing these…

How Sun & Swell Ditched Plastic for Compostable Packaging

Good News Notes: “The California-based company, Sun & Swell is distributing their organic food products in fully compostable packaging and reusable jars, making them one of the first companies to do so on a large scale. The company delivers organic, whole food to California and the surrounding region. As they grew and developed, the team became concerned…

Snack Packaging Engineered for Negative Carbon Footprint

Good News Notes:  “Carbon footprint was crucial to the co-founders of Impact Snacks, who set out to make a positive impact on consumers and on the environment in merging no less than three trends: good-for-you superfood snack bars, sustainably optimized product packaging, and direct-to-consumer delivery. The 100% plant-based products launched last September after a year-long…

Luxury vegan silk startup sets high bar for sustainable fashion

Good News Notes: “Luxury comes in many forms but often at a significant cost to the planet. This U.S.-based company aims to make your home and pool lounging both opulent and eco-friendly with vegan silk-based products that draw attention to sustainability in material selection, manufacturing practices and post-consumer waste. niLuu offers a stunning collection of loungewear that seamlessly doubles…