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