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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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Renewable energy capacity in the US tips past coal for the first time

Renewable energy capacity in the US tips past coal for the first time

In April, the United States' renewable energy capacity tipped past coal for the first time, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This is a milestone for the nation, representing the rapid growth of clean energy as a sustainable alternative to coal. Coal consumption in the US was at its peak in 2008; it now sits around its lowest point in four decades despite the current administration's attempt to prop up the industry.

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Beyond Meat’s ‘meatier’ plant burgers can be tenderized like beef

Beyond Meat’s ‘meatier’ plant burgers can be tenderized like beef

California company Beyond Meat has announced its intention to launch a 'meatier' version of its plant-based burger in stores throughout the United States. The news arrives amid Nestle's own plan to launch a plant-based 'beef' patty product called Awesome Burger and Impossible Burger's arrival on the Burger King menu.

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Trash and dead bodies tallied after massive Mount Everest cleanup

Trash and dead bodies tallied after massive Mount Everest cleanup

Every spring when climbing conditions are more favorable, hundreds of people make the trek up Mount Everest alongside porters and guides in hopes of conquering the world's highest mountain. Popularity has increased over the years, resulting in a large quantity of trash scattered along the hiking route. A recent cleanup effort by the Nepal government sought to remove some of this waste.

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Nestle will launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ in US this year

Nestle will launch plant-based ‘Awesome Burger’ in US this year

Nestle is about to launch a competitor for the Impossible Burger, and it's called 'Awesome Burger.' The awfully similar name aside, Nestle's plant-based burger targets vegetarians, eco-conscious consumers, and anyone who wants to reduce their personal meat consumption. The product will be launched in the United States later this year, and it'll be a bit different than classic veggie meats.

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Mysterious ozone-depleting CFC emissions source finally discovered

Mysterious ozone-depleting CFC emissions source finally discovered

Around this time last year, a study was published revealing that at least one entity somewhere in the world was likely engaging in the production of a banned ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon gas called CFC-11. Scientists had discovered that CFC-11 levels were rising despite its ban in 2010, indicating that it was still being used somewhere in the world, though no one could definitely point toward the source at that time.

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