Be it stale bread, blemished fruits or over-ripe tomatoes, the amount of food we throw away without a second thought is unbelievable. UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) estimates that one-third of the 4 billion metric tons of food we produce each year is lost or wasted, costing the global economy nearly US$1 trillion annually. As for our Singapore, despite the food security challenges we face, food waste generated has grown by 20% over the last …[Read more]
Eco Brands 11 companies with fresh recipes to combat food waste
The #NewNormal Zero Waste Toolkit Incredibly useful things to always carry in your bag!
Has this happened to you? You are at the checkout in the supermarket, and before you can say a word, the cashier bags your cold milk carton in 2 plastic bags. You sit for a meal at a restaurant (now that COVID restrictions are finally lifting! Yay!), taking off your fabric mask to bite into the chicken rice, and the waiter promptly hands you a flimsy plastic bag to stow your mask away. You order …[Read more]
Zero Waste Bootcamp Team Oath seeks to close the fashion loop
As we at Secondsguru brace up for meeting a new cohort of eco initiated youngsters at the Zero Waste Bootcamp #5– kickstarting on Nov 21, 2020 and running for 16 weeks thereon, we wanted to put the spotlight on Team Oath, the winners of the Zero Waste Bootcamp #3. The team has come a long way, translating their passion for the planet to a meaningful proposition of a “clothes swap library” that allows one to …[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]