a beginner’s guide to beach cleaning in Singapore.

Looking for more ways to help the environment? Here’s a quick guide on how you can get involved in beach cleaning! Once upon a pre-COVID-19 holiday, many of us would dream of the perfect getaway at a pristine foreign beach, the clear emerald sea glimmering under the summer sun and the sound of the waves lapping at our ankles. And for a Singaporean, you never really need to ask why; our ...

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eco-friendly car cleaning products for a fuss-free experience.

Your next car wash can be eco-friendly. Read more about these car cleaning products that help reduce the harmful impact on the environment! Much of the conversation relating to cars and the environment revolve around internal combustion engines (ICEs) vs electric vehicles (EVs). While different arguments support and refute EVs as the answer to transport related carbon emissions, switching our vehicles is not the only way to be environmentally friendly. Like most ...

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i tried upcycling my old UNIQLO blouse. here’s what happened.

Inspired by a contest organised by UNIQLO Singapore and DesignSingapore, one futr writer tries her hand at upcycling pre-loved clothes... What do you do with old clothes, or clothes that no longer fit you? In my home, most of our old garments usually meet one of two possible outcomes. Clothes in good condition get donated, while tattered ones become rags. However, not all textiles are created equal, and even a ...

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what makes a green building green?

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a 'green' building? Read on to find out more! If you were a kid growing up in the 90s, you might be familiar with a certain iconic environmental superhero. That's right; Captain Planet, whose M.O. is to take “pollution down to zero”. You might also remember classroom lessons on the three ‘R’s; Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Fond as these memories might ...

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[beyond skin deep] what the heck does this label even mean? (part 2)

If many beauty product labels have you scratching your head, don’t fret! Here are some definitions to help you understand them a little better. In part 1 of “what the heck does this label even mean”, we explored what it means for a product to be parabens-, sulphates- and silicone-free. That’s not the end; there are many more labels on products that are often confusing. Now, you didn’t hear it from me, but ...

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[beyond skin deep] what the heck does this label even mean? (part 1)

If many beauty product labels have you scratching your head, don’t fret! Here are some definitions to help you understand them a little better. Have you had your mind boggled by product labels like sulfate-free, silicone-free, and paraben-free? You’re not alone. It sounds like you’ve avoided a world of dangerous chemicals, so that’s great, right? But, what do these labels really mean in the context of beauty, skincare and haircare? If you ...

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baby steps to reduce your carbon footprint.

Finding it a hassle trying to reduce, reuse and recycle? Here are some other easier ways to reduce your carbon footprint and care for the planet. A version of this article was first published on autoapp.sg. If you typically work in an office, or have a desk-bound job, you might have become acutely aware of something while working from home: how hot the day can get when you’re not in a constantly ...

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[beyond skin deep] a beginner’s guide to cruelty-free beauty.

If you’ve been curious about cruelty-free beauty products, here are some starter tips to help you get acquainted. While shopping at Watsons, Guardian or Sephora, you might have noticed that many beauty and skincare products sport buzz words ‘natural’, ‘clean beauty’, ‘vegan’ or ‘cruelty-free’ on the bottles. But, how can you be sure that what you’re purchasing is really what it claims to be? To kick off our series, we explore what ...

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