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

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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]

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

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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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EcoBrands Kayakasia paddles to pristine islands and discovers the tragedy of trash

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Sim Cher Huey is an expedition sea kayaker who clocks thousands of hours on the waters in Asia. Based in Singapore, he helms the eco-adventure travel company Kayakasia. Huey and team paddled from Busuanga Island to El Nido in an 18-day kayak expedition exploring the Calamian Islands, Philippines early 2018. This is his observation of how marine trash is tainting everything that we love about nature and island life. We had landed on an incredible …[Read more]