Tag: Reuse

Bring Your Own Utensils (BYOU)

Bring Your Own Utensils (BYOU) How many disposable forks, spoons and chopsticks do you throw away each year? Let’s assume that a person throws away a pair of disposable utensils each week, which means that 104 utensils are disposed annually and if everyone in Singapore does the same, this result in the disposal of about 500,000,000 utensils in Singapore each year. If…

Wrap Your Christmas Gift With Cloth

Wrap Your Christmas Gift With Cloth Do you want to wrap your Christmas gift in an eco-friendly way? Furoshiki is a Japanese traditional wrapping cloth which is used in a creative and stylish way to wrap gifts and things. Watch how you can wrap your Christmas gifts Furoshiki-style. http://vimeo.com/2321507 The wrapping cloth can be reused or can be part of…

Eliminate the Excessive Use of Paper

In Singapore, paper is one of the most common type of waste and about 1.26 million tonnes of paper waste was generated in 2013. We need to eliminate the excessive use of paper and try to reduce paper waste where possible.

Cutting down on our use of paper will lead to a smaller environmental impact from paper production, such as…

DIY and Turn Waste Into Useful Items and Art

DIY and Turn Waste Into Useful Items and Art Instead of throwing away old and unwanted materials and items, why not use your creativity to turn these waste into useful items and stylish decorations or art. Start a DIY (do-it-yourself) project to reuse your waste material and items. Here’s some local inspiration: Singapore DIY Didier Ng is a local designer who reuses waste material and…

Give It Away

Give It Away If you have old or unwanted items that are still in good condition, consider giving them to someone or donating them to charity. You can give it away through the following ways: 1. Give Away Online The Singapore Freecycle Network is part of the global Freecycle movement that allows anyone to give away or receive items for free on its Facebook Group or…

Sell for Cash

Sell for Cash If you have old or unwanted items that are still in good condition, consider selling them away for cash. You can sell them through the following ways: 1. Sell to Traders Cash Converters operates retail stores that buy and sell unwanted goods. It’s a convenient way for you to sell your items. Visit the Cash Converters website to…

Share, Borrow or Rent Tools and Items

Share, Borrow or Rent Tools and Items Some tools in the house such as the hammer, screwdriver, electric drill, handsaw, ladder and toolbox are not used frequently. If you have these tools, share them with your relatives and friends. If you don’t have the tools, you can ask around and borrow them. By sharing and borrowing, you reduce the need to buy…

Send It for Repair or Fix It Yourself

Send It for Repair or Fix It Yourself Instead of throwing away spoilt items, equipment and electrical appliances immediately, why not try to repair them yourself or send them for repair. Some items just need a bit of fixing or connecting loose wires and parts. Repair Kopitiam is a community repair meet-up for people to go to a designated space to repair…

Learn How to Make Paper Models

Learn How to Make Paper Models If you’re wondering about what to do with your used paper and junk mail, why not use them for origami – the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding. A simple piece of paper can be folded into various models – from insects, animals, birds, flowers to useful objects such as envelopes, CD cases, coasters, chopstick cases and photo…

Start Recycling at Work

Start Recycling at Work If your company or organisation already has a recycling programme, that’s good and you can recycle at work. If not, it’s time to start one now. Just follow our 6 steps to minimise waste and start recycling at work. First, you would need to form a team and get commitment from your management and colleagues. Conduct a…