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5 ways to pack an eco-friendly picnic

eco picnic

The joy of the outdoors is no secret – come any weekend, hot or not, Singapore’s parklands from the Botanic Gardens to East Coast Parkway are teeming with people like ants let loose on fallen jam toast. And really, outdoors ARE the jam toast for the soul! Research has only now started spewing words like Nature Deficit Disorder, but anyone who’s spent time with nature knows how nature nourishes the soul and is necessary for …[Read more]

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DIY Upcycle used Tetra Pak into a pouch for coins and cards!

tetra pak upcycle milk carton

Are you among those of us who think packaging is art? The bright colors, the catchy motifs, the fancy fonts… I, for one, am often attracted to so many options as I walk down the aisles of supermarkets! Upcycling is a great way of turning the purchases into keepsakes…. And as a bonus, I keep the packaging away from the landfill / recycler for a little longer, avoid buying a new item (if the upcycling …[Read more]

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#ZeroWaste essentials Don’t leave home without them!

zero waste toolkit

Has this happened to you? You want take your unfinished chicken rice at the food court back home, and the waiter has only styrofoam to offer for pack up. You order a smoothie, and are promptly handed a plastic cup with a plastic straw even though you’ll be drinking indoors at the cafe and don’t really need disposables. You are at the checkout in the supermarket, and before you can say a word, the cashier …[Read more]

EcoBrands In conversation with Brillyn Toh of Hock Siong, and their mission to find homes for second hand goods

Brillyn Toh of Hock Siong

If you live in Singapore and love vintage furniture, you have probably visited Hock Siong & Co. And if you follow @HockSiong on Facebook, then you definitely know Brillyn Toh. You have seen her brilliant smile and effervescent love for Art Deco as she takes you through the treasures of the shop on “Walkie Hockie”, and witnessed her eclectic sense of design in the upcycled pieces on display. Hock Siong is a second-hand goods shop, …[Read more]