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- Indigiearth has partnered with Boost Juice to offer a range of smoothies featuring native Australian fruits and botanicals. The collaboration, which sees Indigiearth supply native ingredients to Boost Juice has resulted in three Indigenous-inspired smoothie flavours of ‘strawberry gum’, ‘finger lime’, and ‘davidson plum’.
- Super Fierce was named as a finalist of the FinTech Australia Finnie awards for 2023, in the category of Positive Impact Award.
- Ami Bateman and Sian Murray of Pleasant State spoke to Startup Daily about their journey to create eco-friendly and more sustainable household cleaning solutions.
- Good-Edi crossed the milestone of 200,000 edible coffee cups sold, and recently spoke to Business News Australia all about the brand’s origins, their success to date, and how the pair hopes to continue scaling their edible takeaway cups brand.
- Code Like a Girl’s ‘School of Code’ was mentioned in a piece on Equity in Tech: how to increase gender diversity across the talent pipeline.
- Ay Lelum showed a collection at Vancouver Fashion Week.
- Imagine H2O has named RainStick Shower as one of 11 companies joining its Accelerator program for entrepreneurs in the water industry.
- RainStick Shower was included in a list of seven futuristic gadgets to turn your living space into a smart home, as well as a list of 7 earth-friendly products for home building and beyond.
- Dispersa has secured $3 million in financing from Invest Nova Scotia, the Circular Economy Fund, Fondaction, Dragonfly Ventures, Good & Well, BoxOne Ventures and grantmakers. “Dispersa is excited to put these funds towards advancing our mission of developing circular biosurfactants for the cleaning and personal care sectors.”
- Nada, Vancouver’s first package-free grocery store, will be closing its brick-and-mortar space at the end of the month. “We’re sad to leave the space that has brought us such an amazing community, but the good news is that we’re excited to keep serving you online with a focus on our circular delivery model.”
- Nada and Ocean Legacy Foundation both received funding from the Government of British Columbia under the CleanBC Plastics Action Fund, which encourages innovative technologies that point to a better way of making and using products.
- Abeego was featured in a list of sustainable brands that are slowing fashion right down.
- As part of a collaboration with Ocean Legacy Foundation, a depot to recycle foam-filled tires, marine rope and netting, plastic barrels, hard plastic floats, and dock or beach foam is slated to open at Sechelt Landfill on April 28.
- Better Packaging Co. participated in a pilot study on the commercial viability of reusable packaging.
- Supie founder Sarah Balle spoke to Newshub to warn that the Government’s plan to force the supermarket duopoly to open their wholesale arms to competitors will backfire, ultimately giving more power to the operators.
- Michele Wilson of Awwa spoke to NZ Herald about her morning routine.
- HortiDaily covered Florence Van Dyke’s keynote address at the World Avocado Congress. The Chia Sisters co-founder and head of sustainability at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise spoke about how younger consumers are changing their spending habits, and sustainability has become a “top value-adder,” which shows that people care about the world they live in.
- Kiri Nathan’s work as one of the designers for new Kiwibank uniforms was mentioned in a story that highlights the “workplace wardrobe” that considers choice, accessibility, gender neutrality, and cultural and religious preferences.
- Kiri Nathan is set to open New Zealand Fashion Week when the event returns in August after a three-year hiatus, the first Māori designer to do so.
- Steve Hynd, Policy Manager at City to Sea, shared his thoughts on the year-long delay of the launch of UK’s first deposit return scheme (DRS).
- On the TechPixies podcast with Joy Foster, discover a simple reframe that will help you with sales, then be inspired by offers at TechPixies and KPIs to see what is and isn’t working.
- UK Progressive covered BelleVie’s recent £2.1m raise in seed and grant funding from a range of investors.
- Arielle Loren of 100K Incubator spoke about 12 ways to fund your small business that don’t involve venture capital, and breaks funding into three levels based on monthly revenue.
- Sneha Lakkaraju, head of marketing and product development at Pandia Health, spoke to Insider Intelligence about 3 reasons why marketers should work with brand ambassadors. “If you have a mission they can get behind, that passion comes easier.”
- Solstice is partnering with The City of North Chicago to bring local, affordable community solar to its residents. This partnership means that community solar projects are available to every resident and will give them anywhere from 20% to 50% savings on their electric supply depending on which program they qualify for.
- Dr. Sophia Yen of Pandia Health was quoted in an article cautioning the findings of a study which looked at whether birth control with up to 92% lower hormone doses could still be effective.
- Taylor Chaney of Dig It! Coffee Co. spoke to Yahoo about her disability advocacy work, the story behind the business, and its effect on the lives of employees.