Zero Waste Cleaning Everyday items we use that cut the toxicity, the grime and the cost!

Zero waste cleaning

As you walk down the aisle of a supermarket (or scroll through an online grocery app), there is no dearth of fancy looking items with promises to make your home sparkly clean and keep it smelling heavenly all the time. Lured by the prospect of a solution guaranteed to save you hours of back-breaking cleaning, perhaps you give little thought to their level of toxicity and contribution towards plastic waste. Or maybe you make the …[Read more]

Sustainable Singapore A guide to buying foods grown and produced in SG

“What you do in Singapore is eat. It’s a really food crazy culture where all of this great food is available in a kind of hawker stand environment.” – Anthony Bourdain, celebrity chef, author, journalist, and travel documentarian. Those of us who live in Singapore or have visited it, we are well aware of what a food-loving gastronomic delight this little red dot is! And we really wouldn’t want that to change that, would we? …[Read more]

Books, People,

Readers’ Corner ‘The Sixth Extinction’ is our non-fiction pick for a sign of our times

Secondsguru’s Readers’ Corner is our regular feature where eco warriors from Singapore share with us a book on sustainability that left a lasting impression on them. If you are looking for books that offer insight and inspiration – this page marks the spot!  Our eco warrior this week is Akshata Rao – an engineer by training and a sustainability practitioner by passion. She volunteers for zero waste efforts, circular economy events and writes for environmental …[Read more]

Books, People,

Readers’ Corner Discover ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ with designer Laura Francois

readers corner secondsguru laura francois eco book

Secondsguru’s Readers’ Corner is a regular feature where eco warriors from Singapore share with us a book on sustainability that made an impact on them. This reading list of eco themed books is recommended for all those who want to make a difference to the world we live in – reading is a journey, rich in experience and learning, without actually having to leave a room. (Ideal at this point of time?!) This month, we …[Read more]