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BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

A variety of fresh food products are sold wrapped in polyethylene plastic wrap, which is good for helping keep the food fresh, but ultimately bad for the environment. In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, a newly developed product from BioBag Australia uses non-GMO corn starch and other plant-sourced substances to keep vegetables fresh without problematic plastics. The environmentally-friendly product is already being used in Australia.

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McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

Following competitor Burger King's heavily promoted nationwide test, fast food company McDonald's has revealed plans to test the sale of a plant-based burger at some of its restaurants. The test will be limited to Canada, according to McDonald's, which is planning to sell the 'PLT' sandwich for a duration of 12 weeks. Unlike Burger King, which has tapped Impossible Foods as its supplier, McDonald's is testing the Beyond Meat burger.

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Impossible Burger ground ‘meat’ arrives in East Coast grocery stores

Impossible Burger ground ‘meat’ arrives in East Coast grocery stores

Days after the company announced the launch of its ground 'meat' product in Southern California comes Impossible Burger's arrival on the East Coast. The 12oz package of ground plant-based meat alternative is now available to purchase in more than 100 grocery stores in multiple states spanning from New York down to North Carolina.

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PlayStation 5’s most impressive power feature isn’t what you’d expect

PlayStation 5’s most impressive power feature isn’t what you’d expect

There's still quite a bit we don't know about the PlayStation 5, but today, Sony is discussing some new environmentally-friendly features it'll have. This reveal comes as Sony Interactive Entertainment president and CEO Jim Ryan announced his plans to join other gaming industry leaders in making "formal commitments to contribute to the efforts of the UN Environment committee through a new partnership, the Playing for the Planet alliance."

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Impossible Burger will arrive in grocery stores starting tomorrow

Impossible Burger will arrive in grocery stores starting tomorrow

Meat alternative company Impossible Foods is bringing the ground version of its Impossible Burger to grocery stores in the United States, the company has announced. Consumers will be able to purchase the faux ground beef starting in California, with it later arriving in other stores across the nation. The company has provided all the details ahead of the release, including package size and cost.

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Beyond Meat is bringing plant-based meatballs to Subway

Beyond Meat is bringing plant-based meatballs to Subway

Plant-based food company Beyond Meat has announced that it is collaborating with fast food sandwich company Subway on launching a meat-free meatball sub. The news arrives only days after Burger King announced its nationwide rollout of competitor Impossible Burger's meat-free Whopper sandwich. According to Subway, its new Beyond Meatball Marinara sub will be available for a limited time at hundreds of stores.

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Google’s recycled materials promise is a hardware head-scratcher

Google’s recycled materials promise is a hardware head-scratcher

Google plans to use recycled materials in all of its Made by Google products from 2022, part of a green commitment by the search giant to raise its game in environmentally-friendly tech. Don't expect a fully-recycled Google Home or Pixel smartphone, however.

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Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Four months after revealing its intention to start offering the plant-based burger, fast-food company Burger King has revealed that it will start selling its Impossible Whopper at stores across the nation on August 8. Unlike the company's other Whopper burgers, the Impossible Whopper doesn't contain any actual beef, instead using Impossible Foods' meatless burger patty.

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LEGO Treehouse’s plant bricks are all plant-based

LEGO Treehouse’s plant bricks are all plant-based

In the year 2018, LEGO started making SOME brings out of sustainable materials, like plant-based polyethylene. They've not exactly pointed out every single bring that's been made with this new material, as it's far more sensible to start in gradually - wouldn't want a mad rush on old LEGO bricks because they'll never exist again, would we? Now, here in 2019, a new LEGO Treehouse set (from LEGO Ideas) will appear with "all 185 plants and leaves" made of "sustainable materials sourced from sugarcane."

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Impossible Foods is working on a plant-based fish product

Impossible Foods is working on a plant-based fish product

Impossible Foods, the company behind the Impossible Burger, is using its food technology to create a new fish product. The project involves heme protein, the same used for the company's existing 'meat' product, and it aims to introduce a meatless alternative to existing fish products on the market. Questions remain over whether consumers are interested in vegetarian fish alternatives, however.

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John Oliver: Mt Everest is polluted for want of selfie photos

John Oliver: Mt Everest is polluted for want of selfie photos

Over the last several months, the constant summiting of Mount Everest has popped up in the news - almost always for reasons rather negative. This week, the summiting of Mount Everest gained some major internet attention thanks to a feature on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Today we've got both that and this: A bunch of garbage facts that should deter you and your brethren from attempting the once-awesome, now-awful climb to the world's highest peak.

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Nissan’s electric ice cream van concept packs treats and solar panels

Nissan’s electric ice cream van concept packs treats and solar panels

Traditional ice cream trucks are incompatible with a world where environmental concerns take precedence over highly convenient treats. Here with a solution is Nissan, which has unveiled a concept fully electric ice cream van. Unlike traditional models, which burn gas or diesel while idling for long periods of time, the Nissan ice cream van is emission-free and utilizes second-life batteries.

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