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Your Vegan Weekly News Roundup – 09.10.20

by Toni Olukiran

6min read

Welcome to your weekly dose of the best vegan stories from across the globe. AKA, your ultimate feel-good foodie news.

1. Prince William Launches £50m Drive To Repair Planet With Earthshot Prize

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Prince William has formally announced the Earthshot prize, which will invest £50 million over 10 years to solving climate change. He is joined by Sir David Attenborough, who is part of the commitee. It aims to provide at least 50 solutions to some of the world’s environmental problems, with commitments to protect nature, clean the air, revive the oceans, build a waste-free world, and fix the climate. Individuals, companies and even countries are eligible for the award in the hope that anyone can contribute with an idea that can potentially help the planet.

2. Four Big Fashion Brands Ban Alpaca Wool From All Future Collections

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New Look, Ted Baker, Next and Matalan have all announced that they will no longer be using alpaca fur for any future collections, following the lead of several other brands like Valentino and Marks and Spencer. This commitment demonstrates fashion slowly but surely adapting to shifting attitudes towards the environmental and animal welfare concerns consumers have.

3. Cadbury Releasing Vegan-friendly Chocolate Product At Tesco This Month

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Cadbury’s is reportedly launching a vegan chocolate product, despite denying there was one in the works a few months ago. Though not officially confirmed to the public, Instagram account @vegan_food_uk posted claims that Cadbury’s is going to release a vegan-friendly version of chocolate fingers, using vegan Bournville chocolate. Watch this space for more updates.

4. Homebase Launches 'Green Aisles' For Eco-friendly Shopping

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Homebase has rolled out ‘green aisles’ in five stores across the UK this week. The walkways are filled with grass, plant walls and canopies of foliage. Though very Instagrammable, its main objective is to collate eco-friendly products in store for those interested in home improvement with sustainability in mind. Created in collaboration with Smart Energy GB, it is a collection of everything from eco-friendly paints to smart meters to insulation installing. Homebase intends to roll these out across stores across the UK in the future. 

5. Horlicks Launches A Vegan Version Of The Popular Malt Drink

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Horlicks has announced they are selling a vegan-friendly version of the well known and loved drink. Horlicks is enriched and fortified with vitamins and minerals such as iron, and is a staple for many for a good night’s rest. The arrival of a dairy-free version has been embraced by vegans who can now also add a mug of Horlicks to their nightly routine.  

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Toni Olukiran
by Toni Olukiran

Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Interns, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at a last count) or playing tennis in the park.

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