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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
In other words,
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.
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.
Singapore Environment Council
, or one of the many
green groups in Singapore.
“Bring Your Own” (BYO) movement
, encouraging Singaporeans to use reusable bags at supermarkets, or take part in a
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
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.