Category: <span>Business</span>

Who Gives A Crap Raises $41.5 Million In Its First-Ever Funding Round

Who Gives A Crap Raises $41.5 Million In Its First-Ever Funding Round

For the first time in its nine-year history, Australian B Corp Who Gives A Crap has sought equity capital and has managed to raise a whopping AU$41.5 million to accelerate its mission to help two billion people around the world access safe water and clean toilets. “Our company’s purpose is to ensure everyone has access to clean...

Aussie Plant-Based Startup Fable Food Co Raises $6.5 Million to Fund Expansion Plans

Aussie Plant-Based Startup Fable Food Co Raises $6.5 Million to Fund Expansion Plans

Just a year and a half after Australian alternative meat startup Fable Food Co. brought their flagship meaty pulled mushroom product to market, the company has raised $6.5 million (US$4.8 million) in a seed funding round to expand its production and manufacturing capabilities. Led by Australian-based VC Blackbird Ventures, a venture capital firm that backed online...

Tip Top Australia to Remove 100 Million Plastic Tags From Waste Streams with Recyclable Bread Tags

Tip Top Australia to Remove 100 Million Plastic Tags From Waste Streams with Recyclable Bread Tags

One of Australia’s largest bread manufacturers is taking steps to ditch its plastic waste. Roughly 100 million plastic bread tags, equivalent to 35 tonnes, will be eliminated from the waste streams of three Australian states as Tip Top continues rolling out its 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard bread bag tags. The first phase of the...

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

New research across a number of markets worldwide reveals that more people are looking to shop responsibly and buy sustainably-produced products. The 2021 Fairtrade-GlobeScan consumer research sampled 15,418 respondents in 15 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. It reveals that over half of survey respondents (57%) prioritise ethical business practices,...

Pay Transparency: A Solution to End the Gender Pay Gap

Pay Transparency: A Solution to End the Gender Pay Gap

The last decade has been one of renewed consciousness around social justice issues, some of which have been regarded as normal for decades. One of those issues is the gender pay gap. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers in 2020, women earned 84% of...

The World’s 10 Biggest Corporate Plastic Polluters

The World’s 10 Biggest Corporate Plastic Polluters

A report by non-profit organisation Break Free From Plastic ranked Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé as the world’s top plastic polluters for the third consecutive year. The organisation conducted 575 on the ground audit events in 55 countries across six continents with the help of 14,734 volunteer waste pickers and found that 63% of waste...

Consumer Goods Companies Are Developing ‘False’ Solutions to Plastic Pollution, New Report Reveals

Consumer Goods Companies Are Developing ‘False’ Solutions to Plastic Pollution, New Report Reveals

In its new report, non-profit organisation Break Free From Plastic reveals that leading fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are missing the mark with false solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. These companies also consistently rank as the world’s top corporate plastic polluters Break Free From Plastic have tracked the plastic solution initiatives and pilots of seven...

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Honour World Environment Day

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Honour World Environment Day

From Bill Gates to Joe Biden, climate change seems to be on everybody’s lips and with World Environment Day just around the the corner this is the ideal time for small businesses to devote time to creating sustainability roadmaps and implement environmentally-friendly practices.  “As the world continues to face environmental disasters, and local demand for resources...

The Restaurant Partnering with MasterChef Winner Diana Chan to Bring a Slow Food Mentality to Fast Food

The Restaurant Partnering with MasterChef Winner Diana Chan to Bring a Slow Food Mentality to Fast Food

Australian Thai street food restaurant, P’Nut Street Noodles has partnered with renowned chef and MasterChef Australia 2017 winner, accountant-turned-chef Diana Chan, to create slow food menu “Asian Soul Food Minimum Waste, Maximum Taste” that embraces a root to stem food philosophy that minimises food wastage.    The dishes have been created with sustainability in mind, to inspire...

Not Business as Usual: Over 207 Australian Businesses Pledge to Participate in School Strike 4 Climate

Not Business as Usual: Over 207 Australian Businesses Pledge to Participate in School Strike 4 Climate

SYDNEY, Australia: On the 21st of May, the School Strike 4 Climate is having their first national strike since 2019, organised by students around the country – and this year Australian businesses are joining them.  Not Business as Usual is urging other Australian business leaders to join them on May 21 2021 by publicly allowing...

Colgate’s Recyclable Toothpaste Tube an Australian-First

Colgate’s Recyclable Toothpaste Tube an Australian-First

American multinational Colgate-Palmolive has announced the Australian launch of a new toothpaste featuring a tube that is fully recyclable – and the first of its kind in Australia. The product, Colgate Smile for Good, a toothpaste formula “made of ingredients of 99.7% natural origin”, comes in a toothpaste tube classified as recyclable under the Australasian...