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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]

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SmartCity How Singapore handles waste management with just 1 reclaimed landfill!

Semakau landfill Singapore

Covering an area of merely 720 square kilometers, Singapore is aptly nick-named The Little Red Dot. But that size belies its footprint  – whether in its economic leadership within Asia, or its attraction to tourists … or the amount of waste it creates. A whopping 3.1 mn tonnes of solid waste [post recycling] were generated in the city in 2016, a number that’s rising ever year. And it creates the mammoth challenge of efficient waste …[Read more]

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Coopita Behind one brand’s plan to save craft skills by innovating with artisans

Coopita barkcloth clutch

Secondsguru in conversation with Naomi Jacob, co-founder of Coopita. Originally posted on Coopita.com. Have you ever walked down roads lined with colonial buildings and marvelled at their grandeur? Been awed by the medieval churches and their splendour? Given yourself a neck-sprain by gazing too long at Michelangelo’s ceiling at Sistine Chapel? Had a jaw drop when face-to-face with the pristine beauty of Taj Mahal? We all have our favourite relics, and need little convincing to …[Read more]