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Buying without packaging? These shops make zero waste possible in Singapore

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Did you know packaging accounts for one-third of the waste generated in Singapore? The vacuum-sealed rice, the foil-bagged cereal, the individually packed wafers, the mummified toffees… the packaging for anything and everything adds up very quickly to fill up the dustbin after a regular supermarket visit. Do we have a choice to avoid these? Can we reduce our trash? Actually – yes we can! Here’s our list of new and old establishments that sell dry …[Read more]

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Vegetarian restaurants in Singapore Our top 10 tried and tested!

Vegetarian restaurants you must try out in Singapore!

If you are vegetarian, you have been through this drill: you and your friends plan to catch up over a meal; you reach the restaurant and love the vibe; your friends are spoiled for choice by an inventive menu; and then when it’s your turn to order – you have nothing to eat but tofu… and a pity plate of quinoa on the side! Seriously, why can’t eateries provide a fair share of meatless options? …[Read more]

Food waste The why, the how and what you can do, today!

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Reduction of global food wastage to half is one of the key objectives of ‘Zero hunger’, which is goal #2 of the United Nations Sustainable development goals. At the same time, greenhouse gas emission control to curtail temperatures from rising is the key agenda of the Paris Climate agreement. Both have to be attained by 2030. We have 12 years left. There isn’t much time to ‘waste’. As per the FAO nearly 1/3rd of the …[Read more]

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The Fashion Pulpit Shop less, Swap more

fashion pulpit a retail store to swap clothes and accessories

The story so far Meet Raye Padit, a psychology graduate who went on to study fashion – a passion he had since he was 10. After working as a fashion designer for a few months, Raye was horrified when he discovered the extent of waste, pollution and the overconsumption that is synonymous with the garment industry. Want to know why? For the period 2000-2015, global garment sales outpaced the world GDP. The clothing utilisation i.e. …[Read more]