KFC Is About to Launch a Vegan Fried Chicken Bucket at More than 4,000 Stores

Good News Notes: “On January 10, KFC will launch its first plant-based chicken option nationwide at its more than 4,000 locations. The new Beyond Fried Chicken was created in partnership with vegan brand Beyond Meat to replicate KFC’s famous fried chicken but without animal products. Beyond Fried Chicken can be ordered à la carte in…

New wind turbine wall could harness enough energy to power your home

Good News Notes: “Wind energy has played a key role in helping national grids around the world reduce dependence on fossil fuels to generate energy, but the wind turbines for the home have encountered very slow uptake due, in part, to their intrusive physicality. The New York-based designer and entrepreneur Joe Doucet has designed the Wind Turbine…

More than 200 food scrap drop-off sites encourage composting

Good News Notes: “…Food scrap drop-off sites were cut during the pandemic because of funding issues, but now there are more sites than before the COVID-19 crisis. Bridget Anderson, DSNY’s deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, said when compostable material is in landfills not decomposed properly, it releases harmful toxins in the…

Why Michelin-Starred Chef Marco Pierre White Is Serving Whole-Cut Vegan Lamb

Good News Notes: “Chef Marco Pierre White—known as the first British chef to be awarded three Michelin stars—just added whole-cut vegan lamb and beef to the menu of his 22 steakhouses in the United Kingdom. Made by Israeli company Redefine Meat, the vegan meat (dubbed “New-Meat”) is made using a range of proprietary and patented…

Simple steps toward reducing waste this holiday season

Good News Notes: “With concern about climate change growing, this holiday season is a chance to try celebrating in more planet-friendly ways. Simple changes to the way we gift wrap, send cards, decorate and entertain can cut out a lot of waste. (And often save money in the process.) “This is the year to approach…

Enzymes and wood biomolecules, a winning combo for sustainable packaging

Good News Notes: “A biotechnology company hidden among the forests of southern Finland thinks trees can help sustainability in Europe to become deep-rooted. Sustainable multi-purpose products Researchers at Metgen Oy are mixing enzymes and biomolecules from wood and bark to replace raw oil-based materials. Some of these renewable biomaterials have already been developed and used in different…

Sustainable Home Care Company Full Circle® Brands (“Full Circle”) Launches For Good™, A Family of Sustainable and Compostable Household Disposables

Good News Notes: “Full Circle, a leader in responsible home care products, is proud to introduce its newest brand: For Good, a family of sustainable and compostable household staples including cling wrap, parchment paper and trash and zipper bags that turn into earth instead of microplastics and perform just like the conventional alternatives. “The surge…

Maui Launches Stainless-Steel, Zero-Waste To-Go Container Program

Good News Notes: “HuiZero, Hawaii’s first zero-waste to-go container program, has just launched at participating restaurants across the island of Maui. The tins are food safe, easy to clean and infinitely reusable, making them ideal for an island chain like Hawaii. HuiZero’s mission is to help eliminate single-use plastic and curb plastic pollution across all…