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Ingredient Watchlist │ Is your makeup eco-friendly?

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Mirror, mirror on the wall; who’s the most harmful of them all? That’s probably the question we should be asking every time we look in the mirror while applying our makeup and skincare. Many of us buy our makeup and personal use products without ever reading the label on it; not realising that our much loved products may contain ingredients that are harmful to us and our environment. With the growing consciousness among consumers to …[Read more]

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Should you buy carbon offsets? The solution when your best efforts aren’t good enough!

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In the rule book of success, there aren’t too many shortcuts in life. If we were to apply the same ethos to leading an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, one has to be determined to make all those little changes that truly count in the long run. But despite best efforts, sometimes, our carbon footprint can seem higher than what we’d hoped for. And that is when Carbon Offsetting is a good option to turn to! …[Read more]

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Tips Air Travel- What we can do to reduce our carbon footprint

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Nearly a year after the Paris Climate Agreement or COP21 was ratified by 195 member countries in December 2015, the lesser known CORSIA [Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation] scheme was approved by ICAO, United Nation’s civil aviation body. Both geared towards making Planet Earth more habitable and less warm. Why do we need two seemingly complicated sounding acronyms to address a universal concern- that of climate change? Well, because, for all the right reasons, …[Read more]

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SmartCity How Singapore handles waste management with just 1 reclaimed landfill!

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Covering an area of merely 720 square kilometers, Singapore is aptly nick-named The Little Red Dot. But that size belies its footprint  – whether in its economic leadership within Asia, or its attraction to tourists … or the amount of waste it creates. A whopping 3.1 mn tonnes of solid waste [post recycling] were generated in the city in 2016, a number that’s rising ever year. And it creates the mammoth challenge of efficient waste …[Read more]