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Marine Pollution Top 10 items littering our coasts

The oceans, covering more than 70% of earth’s surface, play a pivotal role in maintaining the ecological balance of the planet by serving as a major heat and carbon sink. Despite their starring roles in mitigating weather extremes and generating the oxygen we breathe, our callous attitude towards ocean pollution has bought this engine of life under major threat. Research into plastic pollution in the ocean shows that “less than 20% of leakage originates from …[Read more]

Eco Kitchen How to store fresh herbs to make them last longer

Today’s article is a piece by Shweta Subramaniam, founder and owner of HipDips– a home based business that specializes in dips, chutneys and grilled cheeses (aka toasties). A graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, Shweta works as a full-time chef in addition to running her own business. She enjoys farm-to-table concepts and loves experimenting with fresh produce from the region. Read on to discover her tried and tested methods of storing fresh herbs to …[Read more]

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Sustainable Fashion Outsized tee to latest runway trend

Sustainable Fashion | Outsized tee to latest runway trend

Today’s article has been penned by Tiara Safiah and Isha Lian, the newest members of the Swap Squad at Swapaholic. Swapaholic is the Singapore-based clothes and accessory swap platform that seeks to “make fashion circular” and create a real “sustainable fashion” experience. Tiara has a background in fashion design and Isha in retail merchandising. Both of them share a love for styling fashion and are constantly finding creative ways to shop their respective closets.  Do …[Read more]

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Insight 5 key facts about plastic that are sure to inspire lifestyle edits

environmental impact of plastic waste

Plastic is cheap. Plastic is convenient. Plastic is everywhere. It is in the cosmetics that we use, the clothes we wear and even in the food we eat and the water we drink. Plastic has many properties which make it ideal for many applications. It is increasingly difficult to buy things without consuming plastic in some form or the other. Its ubiquitous presence in our world has caused plastic to suffocate our oceans, choke our …[Read more]