Be Eco-Friendly!


Lately, we as a family, have been taking tiny steps to get more environmentally conscious. Recycling has been a major part of this endeavour. Everything has been put to a new use or put to multiple uses. The Japanese bento bags are great for this as they are both sturdy & versatile. They also remind me of potlis from my childhood. This particular one, I love. It’s from @minimize_singapore and it gives us one more opportunity to move towards a low waste lifestyle.

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Simple ways to minimise your carbon footprints:

  1. Eat more fruits, veggies, grains, and beans and less of meat and dairy. According to Columbia University research, each day that you forgo meat and dairy, you reduce your carbon footprint by 3 kilos.
  2. Choose food items that are in season. Eat more organic and localfood as transporting from far away uses fossil fuels.
  3. Buy food in bulk and use your own reusable container.
  4. Reduce your food wastage
  5. Compost your food waste if possible
  6. Don’t buy fast fashion. These go out of style quickly and get dumped in landfills. Instead, look for vintage or recycled clothes.
  7. Wash clothes in cold water.
  8. Buy less stuff! Recycle whenever possible.
  9. Bring your own reusable bag when you shop.
  10. Try to avoid items with excess packaging.
  11. Use laptop instead of a desktop as they consume less energy to charge and operate (as compared to desktops).
  12. Support and buy from companies that are environmentally responsible and sustainable.
  13. Use LEDs, they use a quarter of the energy and last up to 25 times longer.
  14. Switch lights off when you leave the room and unplug your electronic devices when they are not in use.
  15. Use less air conditioning in the summer

I am glad to be doing many of the above, if not all. I also found some real cool places that sell eco-friendly products in Singapore.

Eco-friendly products and brands in Singapore

Reprovisions in Jurong West & Unpackt in Ang Mo Kio are zero-waste grocery shops.

The Zero Ways is a pop up store. You can find them  at flea markets (try So Gelam at Arab Street).

Your Sustainable Store is a an online store which stocks a wide range of sustainable products, such as bamboo coffee cups, beeswax wraps, plastic-free silicone storage bags, and many other eco-friendly items.

The Social Spacein Chinatown is a cafe, florist, eco-friendly lifestyle store, a nail salon and a zero-waste bulk store.

Hommage Lifestyleis a Japanese-inspired furniture and lifestyle concept store which uses long-lasting material.

Eco-friendly fashion shops

Esse for minimalistic clothing

August Society for swimwear and leggings

MATTER for dhoti pants with tribal prints

Source Collections for basic tees

Baliza Shop for beach dresses

 

 

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