Environment – Page 28 – Totally Vegan Buzz

Supermarkets in Asia have swapped plastic for banana leaves

A new environmentally-friendly form of packaging which uses banana leaves in place of plastic is catching on in Asia. The packaging has become a feature at many supermarket chains in Vietnam, inspired by a supermarket in Thailand which went viral for the ingenious idea. Rimping supermarket in Chiangmai, Thailand became a Facebook sensation with eco-friendly …

Bananas are going extinct because of climate change

The common banana which lines supermarket shelves across the world could become a thing of the past as climate change is driving it to extinction. Bananas come in many forms, but the most popular group eaten is the Cavendish banana. The group is at serious risk of dropping off the face of the earth and …

Leonardo DiCaprio vows to protect animals with new environment supergroup

Leonardo DiCaprio has launched a supergroup of environmental groups which aim to protect the planet from climate change and loss of biodiversity. The actor and rumoured vegan has formed Earth Alliance in partnership with business woman Laurene Powell Jobs and philanthropist Brian Sheth. All three have founded major environmental projects – the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, …

Pamela Anderson demands SeaWorld releases 52-year-old orca from life of ‘confusion, pain and death’

Pamela Anderson has demanded the release of a 52-year-old Orca from SeaWorld which she says has suffered a life of ‘confusion pain and death’. The celebrity shares a birthday – July 1 – with SeaWorld’s Corky, and in a letter to the animal park she says the orca is ‘always on my mind’ as her …

People are ‘freaked out’ by veganism so we won’t recommend it, UK Government advisor reveals

The top food advisor to the UK Government has rejected the prospect of adding veganism to official recommendations as he says people are ‘freaked out’ by the diet. Henry Dimbleby is leading a review into Government guidelines which will help shape the national food strategy in England.  He told The Times he would not be …

‘Football pitch’ of Amazon rainforest lost each minute under Brazil’s new president, satellite images reveal

A football pitch-sized chunk of Amazon rainforest is torn down by bulldozers every single minute, new satellite data reveals. Researchers have warned that the speed of loss to rainforests has accelerated under the leadership of Brazil’s new right-wing president, who favours development over conservation.  An anonymous government source told the BBC leaders were encouraging deforestation …

Miley Cyrus launches into explicit rant about the environment during Glastonbury performance

Vegan singer Miley Cyrus was at her controversial best during her performance at Glastonbury festival this weekend. The singer used the platform to launch into a profanity-laced rant about the environment and the impact of plastic on the ocean.  She told the audience that young people are the ‘last f***ing hope on this dying f***king …

Vegan crocodiles ruled the world 200 million years ago

New research analysing ancient tooth fossils reveals that even one of the world’s most formidable predators used to be vegan. Scientists have discovered that ancestors of the modern crocodile had specialised teeth which were designed for grinding vegetables rather than eating animal flesh. Researchers concluded that between three to six members of the crocodile and …

‘Recyclable’ Starbucks lids could be even worse for the environment

Starbucks has given itself a big pat on the back with the release of its new ‘clear and recyclable’ coffee cup lid.  The coffee giant claims the lid, which funnels liquid through a raised area, will replace a billion straws each year and make the company far more eco-friendly in line with growing consumer demand. …

If everyone was vegan 9.6 billion fewer tonnes of CO2 would be released every year

A new report has revealed the incredible extent to which cancer rates, heart disease, agriculture and carbon emissions would benefit if everyone went vegan.  The Veganism Impact Report uses verified statistics on animal product consumption, employment, trade, health, environment and economy.  Carbon emissions It found that greenhouse gas emissions from food totalled 13.7 billion metric …

Vegan, plastic free restaurant storms to top of TripAdvisor ratings

A vegan, plastic-free restaurant has become a raging success in Bournemouth, UK – storming to the top of the town’s TripAdvisor ratings within a year of launching. Twelve Eatery serves an exclusively plant-based and organic menu with a range of breakfasts, beer battered tofu and chips, burgers, juices and cocktails. The restaurant has made history …

Watch: Earthling Ed teaches 10-year-olds about vegan compassion

Earthling Ed has taught an inspiring lesson to a class of 10-year-old children in Holland to educate them about the reality of climate change. Ed arrived at the school during Vegetarian Week to ‘raise a little bit of awareness for how our food does impact our environment’. “What we eat three times a day can …