environment

Cultivated beef companies tout sustainability. Will it lead to marketability?

A SCiFi Foods' analysis showed that 1 kilogram of its SCiFi burger had a lesser environmental impact than a traditional beef patty.

Oxyle’s tech uses water movement to remove pollutants

UNESCO calls water pollution one of the main challenges facing societies, with 2 million tonnes of sewage entering the world’s water each day. Oxyle wants to help solve the crisis with a new wastewa

ULUU wants to solve the plastic crisis with seaweed

ULUU believes the solution to the plastic crisis lies in the world’s oceans. The Australian startup uses seaweed to create a plastic alternative and is planning to launch its first products in the n

Makersite lands $18M to help companies manage product supply chains

In 2018, Neil D’Souza, a software engineer by trade and previously the VP of product development at Thinkstep, came to the realization that his 10-plus-year effort to solve enterprise product challe

Waste4Change is building a circular economy in Indonesia

Even the largest landfills in Indonesia are at (or nearing) capacity, and the government has set an ambitious target of 30% waste reduction by 2025. Waste4Change is one of the companies that wants to

Do you claim to care about climate? Let’s talk about what’s on your plate

If you claim to care about climate change, we need to have a word about food. Specifically, about the fantastically unsustainable way we consume food in the U.S. There’s a number of issues here,

4 climate tech investors sound off on Supreme Court’s EPA ruling

The U.S. was delivered a setback in its efforts to mitigate climate change. Investors are dismayed but still optimistic.

US Supreme Court says EPA can’t regulate carbon pollution under Clean Air Act

The 6-3 decision makes it increasingly likely that an act of Congress will be required to rein in planet-warming emissions.

AlgiKnit’s seaweed-sourced materials could mend the textile industry’s toxic habits

AlgiKnit is on a mission to offer more environmentally conscious materials for the heavily polluting fashion and textile industries. The startup is developing materials from seaweeds such as Macrocyst

Microsoft and Meta join Google in using AI to help run their data centers

Data centers, which drive the apps, websites and services that billions of people use every day, can be hazardous places for the workers that build and maintain them. Workers sometimes have to service

Plastic upcycling startup Novoloop raises $10M Series A extension to accelerate commercialization

Novoloop, a plastic upcycling startup, said Wednesday it has raised a $10 million Series A extension round co-led by South Korean chemical firm Hanwha Solutions and Taizo Son’s Mistletoe. This follo

SEC weighs crackdown on phony environmental and social justice funds

Environmental and social justice-focused funds are booming — so much so that the Securities and Exchange Commission is mulling new regulations to clamp down on funds that fail to back up certain alt

Adam Neumann’s blockchain-based redemption story now sponsored by a16z

In a classic “pivot to crypto to reinvent yourself” moment, controversial WeWork founder Adam Neumann recently launched a startup, Flowcarbon, to sell tokenized carbon credits on the block

Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing

I don’t cover post-IPO companies a lot, and Coca-Cola is def on the list of ones I can generally ignore. But when the company sends out a hand-wringing press release about how awesome they are f

Apple increased the use of recycled materials in its products to nearly 20% in 2021

Apple has unveiled a series of environmental initiatives, including expanding the use of recycled materials in its products. In addition to starting to use recycled gold for the first time, Apple has

The US just announced that cars will have to be a lot more fuel efficient by 2026

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced a dramatic change to domestic fuel economy standards, a crucial step toward putting more electric vehicles on the road while reducing dependence o

Samsara Eco wants to help end global plastic crisis with enzyme-based technology

Global plastic use is expected to double by 2040, with most plastic sent to landfills and only 13% recycled. According to CIEL (Center for International Environmental Law), plastic production and inc

Zume inks deal with ABB to deploy 2,000 plastic-reducing robots

Plastics are bad, m’kay, and a lot of the world is pretty god-awful at reducing, re-using and recycling. Single-use plastics are among the worst environmental evils out there, and Zume is leapin

Singapore-based TreeDots gets $11M Series A to cut food waste in Asia

Every year, tons of food ends up in landfills because of cosmetic issues (they won’t look nice in stores) or inefficiencies in the supply chain. Singapore-based TreeDots, which says it is the first

Waterplan tracks water risks and sustainable solutions for climate-conscious companies

Fresh water is one of the many resources increasingly being affected by climate change, which in turn affects businesses that rely on this abundant but still limited natural resource. Waterplan, armed
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