CNBC: Unilever Launches Biodegradable, Plant-Based Tea Bags

The trend to switch to sustainable, plant-based materials continues, this time courtesy of Unilever’s PG Tips tea brand. CNBC Reports: PG tips, one of the U.K.’s most iconic tea brands, is switching to 100 percent biodegradable tea bags. The first batch of the new bags, made from a material that is both 100 percent plant-based…

CNBC: Lego Plant-Based! Classic Toy Announces Sustainable Plastic Pieces

Lego is leading the way in zero waste and sustainability. CNBC reports: Toy manufacturer Lego has announced it is to make some of its pieces, including leaves, bushes and trees, from sustainable, plant-based plastic. The material will be sourced from sugarcane and production of the pieces, or “elements,” has already started. They will be launched…

SHAPE: “Not Milk” Olympians Tout Plant-Based Shift in New Ad

This ad aired during the closing ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics: Shape Magazine reports: For the last 25 years, milk advertisers have used the iconic “Got Milk?” campaign to tout the benefits (and ~cool~ factor) of dairy. Specifically, every two years, Team USA’s Olympic athletes have proudly sported bright white milk mustaches to support…

Starbucks Introduces Vegan Protein Bowl

  Check out the new item on Starbuck’s food menu… it’s a hearty-looking vegan protein bowl filled with veggies and grains. Check out this link for all of the nutrition details and ingredients! Hearty lentils, rich butternut squash and roasted tomatoes are served over brown rice with lemon-tahini dressing, then topped with crunchy sunflower seeds….

ONE GREEN PLANET: Canada is Investing Heavily in Plant-Based Protein

One Green Planet reports a major move in the international plant-based movement. The Canadian government is investing $150 million in the plant-based protein market in an effort to meet rapidly growing demand for meat-protein alternatives. Frank Hart, chair of the Protein Industries Canada group that put together this bid, said the global plant-protein market, estimated…

VEGNEWS: Tyson Set to Launch Plant-Based Brand “Green Street”

Meat giant Tyson has certainly noticed the consumer shift towards plant-based foods. First becoming a major stakeholder in Beyond Meat and now launching their own brand of plant-based foods, including this plant protein bowl. It will be interesting to see how other major players in the food industry follow suit as these trends continue. VegNews reports:…

PLANT BASED NEWS: Don Lee Farms Burger Hits Costco

  It seems that we are just at the beginning of the movement towards crafting authentic looking/tasting burgers out of plant-based ingredients. Plant Based News reports that Costco has picked up the new Don Lee Farms burger, which looks to rival Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger as the most realistic plant-based option on the market….