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Bio-Based Cleaners Are they truly sustainable?

In an era where environmental consciousness is on the rise, our daily consumer decisions provide a clear path to minimizing our ecological footprint. We consumers are trying to buy better – including the cleaning products we use. Our desire to be greener has seen a response in the supermarket aisles, where a range of “sustainable” cleaners, marketed as plant-based, chemical-free or bio-cleaners, are establishing their presence as an alternative to traditional cleaning agents, promising both …[Read more]

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Natural repellents to keep mosquitos away

natural mosquito repellents

Tropical, lush greenery is a welcome feast for the eyes. But as any explorer of glistening grounds after a rainfall can testify – it is also a spawning ground for mosquitoes! Bites from the pesky insect are more than just an annoyance as they can cause serious diseases such as dengue and malaria. Protection in the outdoors is promised by an array of synthetic mosquito repellents in the market. But there is a fine print …[Read more]

Food waste in Singapore Managing it better

Food waste in singapore

By now many of us know that Singapore imports about 90% of its food supply from over 170 countries. 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? Discarded food (cooked or raw) is actually the second-heaviest item in the national bin (Waste and Recycling Statistics). First things first – Food loss and wastage …[Read more]

Every drop counts Here’s how you can conserve water – and why it matters!

Save Water. Save Life.

If you are reading this article, chances are you live in an urban city with access to water in your taps 24/7. But that’s not the case for a big percentage of the world population, many of whom walk long distances to fetch potable water, or are forced to rely on unsafe sources. Whither water? Earth may be the ‘blue planet’, with 75% of its surface covered with water. But only 3% is freshwater, most …[Read more]