Let's start with good personal habits
Here are 10 easy ways to reduce waste as an individual:
- Swap out plastic bags for reusable bags
- Don’t leave the house without a full reusable water bottle
- Instead of ordering coffee to go, order coffee ‘to stay’
- Ask for drinks without a straw
- Opt for paperless statements for phone, credit card, & utilities bills
- Order only what you can finish when dining out
- Store your food properly to make it last longer
- When placing orders for food online, choose the ‘no cutlery’ option
- Repair old items or donate them instead of throwing them away
- Avoid impulse buys
Increase your air-conditioner temperature by 1°C, and save $15 a year on energy bills! Or use a fan instead.
Reduce your shower time by 2 minutes, and save 15L of water! Try to wash clothes on full load, rinse vegetables in containers, and off the tap when brushing teeth.
Support our farmers, improve our food resilience. Local produce is fresher, closer to home and thus have a lower carbon footprint.
Volunteer & Participate
Want to do more? There are diverse opportunities to get involved - from events that promote environmental awareness, to beautifying our community spaces and garnering support for ground-up projects.
Volunteer with NEA, Singapore Environment Council, or one of the many green groups in Singapore. Join the “Bring Your Own” (BYO) movement, encouraging Singaporeans to use reusable bags at supermarkets, or take part in a beach clean-up.
If you cherish Singapore’s pristine water bodies like us, you can get involved with Waterways Watch Society which strives to preserve their beauty.
Support initiatives to supplement the city’s food supply such as The Food Bank and Free Food For All to redistribute food and reduce waste.
Start something in your community
Be the change you wish to see, and start something of your own! We have resources that can help kick-start your environmental event or initiative.