Introducing the First Zero-Waste Haircare for Beauty Retailers

Good News Notes: “Vaycay Beauty, focusing on inclusive and sustainable haircare, launches two new products this month, including an Ayurvedic shampoo bar to tackle growth. Vaycay Beauty is bringing the importance of plastic-free to the forefront of the clean beauty movement with two new luxury shampoo and conditioner sets launching this month. The South-Asian owned…

Ecoriginals Brings World’s Greenest Diapers and Wipes Stateside With U.S. Expansion

Good News Notes: “Loved by green-minded parents in Australia and New Zealand for the past decade, Ecoriginals, the world’s first and only plastic-neutral diapers and wipes company, today announced that its eco-friendly products are now available in the United States. Ecoriginals’ diapers are ninety percent plant-based and up to forty percent more absorbent than standard disposable diapers. The mix-and-match packs of…

NIGERIA: Kano State launches a one million tree reforestation campaign

Good News Notes: “The government of Kano, a state in northern Nigeria, is committed to planting one million trees. The reforestation campaign aims to halt the advance of the desert in a region marked by temperatures of up to 440c. Desertification has reached alert levels in Nigeria. The West African country is experiencing land degradation…

Novel Renewable Technologies That Could Power the Future

Good News Notes: “You’ve heard, of course, of solar panels, wind turbines, and hydroelectric power plants, but did you know there are some other lesser-known renewable technologies currently in the pipeline? From stretchable or paint-infused solutions that can generate electricity from the Sun to ways for you to power your own electronics, the future of energy generation…

Olympian Maria Andrejczyk auctions medal for infant’s surgery

Good News Notes: “Not even two weeks since winning a silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk put it up for auction to help save an infant’s life.  On Monday, she announced that she exceeded her fundraising goal. And she’s keeping her silver medal thanks to the donor who put her…

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…

Why Upcycling Clothes Is The Hottest Trend You Can Do This Summer

Good News Notes: “‘Sustainability‘ is, without question, the biggest buzzword in fashion at the moment. But with the threat of ‘greenwashing’ – using eco and sustainable terminology without doing the work to ensure verifiable benefit to the planet – on the rise, consumers are having to become more savvy about interrogating their purchases. Upcycling clothes that already exist is…

Extinct Fish Species That Predates Dinosaurs Found in Indian Ocean

Good News Notes: “A rare fish species believed to have gone extinct with dinosaurs millions of years ago has recently been rediscovered alive in the Indian Ocean. According to a report from Mongabay, a US-based non-profit conservation and environmental science news platform, a group of South African shark hunters recently found the rare coelacanth species (Latimeria chalumnae)…

Samsung starts official smartphone upcycling program

Good News Notes: “Samsung on Wednesday kicked off something genuinely innovative in the smartphone market: an official consumer upcycling program. Samsung’s “Galaxy Upcycling at Home” initiative was announced at CES 2021, and today it enters a “beta” release. The program allows users to transform old phones into smart home devices that work through Samsung’s SmartThings…

NY nonprofit combats food insecurity, focuses on families ineligible for unemployment

Good News Notes: “A nonprofit located in Queens, New York, is tackling the issue of food insecurity in the United States head-on.  Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, The Connected Chef focused on education, cooking and gardening classes. The organization’s priorities changed to combating food insecurity when COVID-19 began to spread across New York City, director and co-founder Kim Calichio explained. Calichio and her husband are both restaurant…