Davidson startup eliminating single-use plastics

Good News Notes: “Around the world, one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute.  Half of that plastic produce is designed to be used only once, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.  For Jason Dibble the plan to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles started out as an idea.  “We are all on this planet…

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…

NCDOT, Volunteers collect 9M pounds of roadside litter

Good News Notes: “When consumer goods, often single-use disposables, are littered or improperly managed, this trash can find its way into rivers, streams and other waterways. These ultimately empty into our oceans, where the trash becomes marine debris, according to theEnvironmental Protection Agency. “In North Carolina, we take great pride in our natural resources, but…

Repour bar now open at Charlotte’s Innovation Barn

Good News Notes: “When you visit Repour for a pint, make sure you bring some recyclables with you. The bar is the first business to open at Innovation Barn, a partnership between Envision Charlotte and the City of Charlotte designed around the idea of a “circular economy” operating with minimal resources and waste. Repour opens Friday, August 6, and will…

Just Salad Poised to Take Zero-Waste Dining Nationwide

Good News Notes: “Just Salad — a US-based, fast-casual restaurant chain with a commitment to healthy, sustainable food and zero- waste practices — today announced an infusion of capital, courtesy of circular economy-focused investment firm Closed Loop Partners and returning investor Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Express®. Just Salad will use the capital to expand its geographic footprint and…

Suns fan donates to Wisconsin charity, notes Milwaukee generosity

Good News Notes: “Milwaukee, you’ve welcomed the world with open arms – and as we revel in the excitement of our World Champions, the Milwaukee Bucks, we should also be proud of an accomplishment made off the court.  A lot of mail gets sent to Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, but rarely does it make everyone there stop what…