RUN 350 [Event]

December 23, 2013 by  
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RUN 350RUN 350 is Southeast Asia’s premier eco-run in support of the global 350 movement. This movement aims to raise awareness to the need to lower atmospheric CO2 levels to 350 parts per million, which scientists believe is the level required for Earth’s sustainability.

Early Bird Registration Ends 31st December 2013. Register at www.RUN350.com

RUN 350 is proud to launch the Medal Recycling Campaign! Donate your old medals and give them a new life. Your medals will be processed and be used in the production of new medals. So give your medals a new lease of life today!

Do your part for the 350 Movement by donating your old medals at the following locations from 9 December 2013 to 28 February 2014. Click here for the lists of locations.

Household Recycling Study: Summary

December 7, 2013 by  
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Household Recycling Study - report coverThe Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) recently released the Household Recycling Study, which was conducted from Aug 2012 to Jan 2013, involving a nationwide survey of 2,500 respondents and 5 focus group discussions of 10 participants each.

The study was done to understand the state of household recycling in Singapore and the factors that hinder or motivate recycling.

Here are some of the key findings:

Recycling Participation Rate

95% of the survey respondents said that they recycled, and the top 5 types of items recycled were newspaper (87.2%), old clothing (67%), magazines (63.9%), plastic bags (61.3%), and plastic drink bottles (55.5%). Read more

Learn to Say ‘NO’

December 3, 2013 by  
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Just say NOBy Chu Hui Ying

If you wish to live a zero-waste lifestyle, you can begin simply by learning to say ‘NO’ and refusing items that do not necessarily bring any more practicality to your everyday life.

Here are some everyday items that you can start to eliminate in your life right now. Just say ‘NO’ to them!

1. Plastic Drinking Straws, Covers and Stirrers

There may be times when you need a drinking straw, for example, to poke through the plastic sheet to get to your bubble tea. However, if you have the chance to refuse straws in restaurants, coffee shops or hawker centres, remember to do so. Make it a habit to remind the servers not to put the plastic straw in your drink. Read more