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Coronatimes A trashy world for now, a closer community forever

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At Secondsguru, we aim to make green, sustainable lifestyles fun, practical and accessible for all. Preaching has never been our thing, instead, we equip you with information and tips – whether it is busting myths about recycling, telling you where to do package free shopping, sharing a zero waste toolkit guide, highlighting how to manage food waste or just anything eco. All this to give you – our reader – the option to adopt the …[Read more]

DIY, Upcycle,
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Drab to fab Reinvent preloved wood wares in your home

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It was time I got my act together. About time I worked on the ever-increasing list of wood items around my home that needed to be given a new lease of life, else they would have to head over to the incinerator and then to the Semakau Landfill. There were quite a few of them- that 12-years-old floor mirror acquired in Hong Kong, the 5-years-old step stool from IKEA, Singapore, the old planks of wood purchased …[Read more]

Kids, Upcycle,
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DIY Cool ideas to repurpose preloved games and stationary

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We have all played with and loved indoor games growing up. The small big problem with these games is that many a time, some pieces just decide to hide in the remotest corners of the toy cupboard or get mysteriously swallowed by your pet [younger sibling!], rendering the entire of the game, well, unusable! Think missing scrabble letters, monopoly cards, pieces from that Lego friends or star wars set, Jenga pieces, domino tiles. You are left …[Read more]

Food waste The Singapore story and what you can do to help reduce it!

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By now many of us know that Singapore imports about 90% of its food supply from over 170 countries on the one hand when on the other hand, discarded food (cooked or raw) is the second-heaviest item in the national bin (Waste and Recycling Statistics). But did you know that 1/5th of food – whether imported or locally produced – is lost or wasted annually in Singapore as per a study by Singapore Environment Council? …[Read more]