Thursday, December 1, 2022

Sydney-based entrepreneur is turning plastics from the ocean into profit

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WAW Handplanes is the first (and only) company to have created a sustainable supply chain in Australia using plastic pulled from the ocean. Rikki has been pulling stuff out of the ocean for amusement and profit since he was 6 when his family moved from London to Devon. WAW (meaning ‘Wave After Wave’) is an Australian bodysurfing brand committed to reducing the environmental impact of ocean pollution. Founded by Rikki Gilbey, based in Sydney, Australia, WAW Handplanes are made from sustainable, recycled, and reclaimed materials so you can catch wave after wave leaving nothing but a cleaner ocean in  your wake.

The MediterrAsian diet: Creator of latest global healthy diet & recipes

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Miami is known as a mecca for healthy eating, and the hottest new healthy cuisine trend is the MediterrAsian diet, which combines the best elements of traditional Mediterranean and Asian eating practices. It’s been the inspiration behind the opening of two MediterrAsian restaurants, including MILA, headed by Michelin star chef Michael Michaelidis. 

Future Farm and Soul Burger name vegan burger after DJ TVNALILY

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Just in time for World Vegan Day, Future Farm and plant-based burger chain Soul Burger enlisted the help of Aussie DJ and animal rights activist, Dara Lawson aka DJ Tigerlily to create a plant-based burger. The DJ TVNALILY burger is swimming into Soul Burger stores on 1 November in celebration of Future Farm becoming a leading supplier for Soul Burger.

Australia leads as fast food nation despite rising inflation, finds study

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Deliverect, a scale-up that simplifies digital orders for over 27,000 locations across 40 markets, announced new global research, which revealed that more people are purchasing takeaway or delivery orders today than they were before the recent increase in cost of living.

Global grooming brand Gillette casts fifth straight Gillette Gaming Alliance

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Gillette, the renowned global expert in men’s grooming and a pioneer in gaming and esports, announced the return of the Gillette Gaming Alliance -- an all-star team of streamers selected to represent the brand and create content for audiences across the globe. Now in its fifth consecutive year, the Gillette Gaming Alliance reinforces the brand’s commitment to the gaming community, and levels up its presence by identifying new and exciting ways for fans to engage. The Alliance continues to be the longest-running gaming program for the brand, packed with 13 streamers representing 8 different countries.

Old El Paso brings back iconic taco girl for double layer taco campaign

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Old El Paso™ unveiled a familiar face, partnering with Mia Agraviador - the OG taco girl from its iconic ‘por qué no los dos’ ad - for its campaign celebrating the Double Layer taco hack taking social media by storm. Made with Old El Paso™ Hard ‘N Soft Taco kits, the Double Layer taco consists of having a hard shell taco shell inside a soft tortilla, for added crunch.

FEELM sets the direction for tech innovation into the future at GTNF

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FEELM, the flagship atomization tech platform belonging to SMOORE - the global vape manufacturer, attended the Global Tobacco and Nicotine Forum (GTNF) in Washington D.C., and championed the importance of the industry continually driving improvements and efficiencies, rather than standing still. The nicotine industry is innovating at a breakneck pace to help create a more sustainable world through scientific research and product development.

Natassia Nicolao wins prestigious award for revolutionising skincare

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Natassia Nicolao, Founder and Director of waterless beauty brand, Conserving Beauty took out the top honour at the 9th Annual Australian Women’s Weekly Women of the Future Awards presented at a lunch at 12-Micron in Barangaroo. As the winner, Natassia received a prize valued at over $100,000 including $40,000 investment with La Trobe Financial.  

UK ice cream TikTok phenomenon Little Moons launches in Australia

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Little Moons – the mochi ice cream brand which went viral on TikTok and the UK’s fast growing ice cream brand – has arrived Down Under. Launching with three of the brand’s most popular flavours, Vegan Belgian Chocolate & Hazelnut and Vegan Tropical Passionfruit and Mango are available to buy from Woolworths, with Honey Roasted Pistachio soon to follow.

The Tokushima Prefectural Govt casts online forum on ethical consumption

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The Consumer Policy Department of the Tokushima Prefectural Govt is promoting initiatives for consumer administration and education in cooperation with the Consumer Affairs Agency’s Strategic Headquarters for Frontiers of Consumer Policy, an agency established in Tokushima Prefecture as Japan's hub for policy development and international operations.