Leni Klum Donates 50K to Nonprofit and Plants 1K Trees for Earth Day

Good News Notes: “Leni Klum‘s modeling career may just be getting started, but she’s already using her paychecks to give back in a meaningful way. Leni, 16, who is the daughter of supermodel Heidi Klum, has partnered with the nonprofit organization Plant-for-the-Planet in honor of Earth Day. The teen donated $50,000 of her own money to the cause,…

Earthcycle home compostable packaging expands third party verification to include recyclability

Good News Notes: “Hansport, Nova Scotia-based CKF, Inc. has added to its roster of independently assigned environmental labels by joining the How2Recycle program and having the “Widely Recyclable” designation granted for its Earthcycle™ line of thermoformed molded pulp trays and punnets for fresh produce.   How2Recycle is an on-pack labeling scheme administered by the Sustainable…

11 Most Innovative Sustainable Packaging Ideas

Good News Notes: “Sustainable packaging is the development and use of packaging that’s recyclable, reusable, and made from rapidly renewable resources or materials. This practice reduces the environmental impact and ecological footprint of consumer product waste. There’s been a bounty out on packaging ever since Keep America Beautiful released its notorious 1971 “Crying Indian” PSA. The…

Why Luxury Brands Are Embracing Upcycling Amid the Pandemic

Good News Notes: “The New York designer Hillary Taymour is something of a fashion rebel. Instead of following the industry norm and enticing fans to buy the latest from her label, Collina Strada, she teaches them the techniques necessary to imitate her trippy tie-dyes on their own, or alter them to their liking, should they…

Million-tree mission hopes to fix reforestation flaws

Good News Notes: “It’s an environmental policy embraced by heads of state, multinational businesses and even leading climate sceptic Donald Trump: plant more trees to help the planet and slow global warming. But experts claim some recent mass tree-planting schemes have failed to reduce greenhouse gases when not done properly, and even harmed the environment….

Mars Wrigley Partners with Danimer Scientific on Compostable Packaging

Good News Notes: “Snack giant Mars Wrigley has announced a two-year partnership with Danimer Scientific to advance home-compostable packaging. Mars Wrigley said it will soon introduce Skittles candy packaged in Danimer’s Nodax polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) material in US stores. Sourced from the seeds of plants such as canola and soy, Nodax PHA is produced through natural…

Mercado Libre Funds Reforestation Program in Brazil

Good News Notes: “Latin American e-commerce giant Mercado Libre has tapped local tech startup Pachama to monitor the reforestation program it has funded in Brazil. The online retailer has released US$8 million in initial investment for the ecological program known as ‘Regenera America’ . The project will be carried out by global environmental organizations — The Nature Conservancy (TNC)…

Coca-Cola to test market paper bottle prototype in limited trial

Good News Notes: “The Coca-Cola Company has announced it will be trialing a paper bottle prototype in a limited run of 2,000 later this year. The test sales of the plant-based beverage AdeZ will be conducted in Hungary through the e-grocery retailer Kifli.hu. Selling beverages in paper containers is as old as the milk carton,…