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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]

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When gifting used things is NOT taboo! Unique gifts that owe their charm to a past life

Gifting meaningfully is hard. Living eco-friendly is harder. And doing them both together? That requires more effort and guilt and thought than most of us can spare! After all, gifting things is all about buying – versus sustainable lifestyle, which is about reducing purchases, avoiding consumerism… saying no to freebies/fads/sellers. If you are on the path to eco-friendly living, you have probably reduced your shopping. Perhaps you are swapping clothes instead of indulging in fashion …[Read more]

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Eco-warriors SassyMama MD Emilie de Cannart aims at zero waste living in Singapore

Emile de Cannart, sassy mama singapore

At Secondsguru, we love meeting people from all walks of life who are incorporating eco-living into their diverse lifestyles. These eco-warriors not only inspire us, but give us the Eureka moment that we too can do it. That is why we ended up at the home of Emilie de Cannart, a working expat mom who has been consistently reducing the waste and clutter in her life for 3 years now. How does the Managing Director …[Read more]