Working towards an eco-friendly community
Fostering a green community here in Singapore helps in encouraging each and every one of us to make conscious efforts in doing our part for the environment. Here is a curated list of sustainable initiatives that are helping to push our community to a more eco-friendly one:
Started by Zero Waste SG, BYO Singapore is a movement to encourage individuals to reduce their use of plastic disposables by switching to reusables. To date, over 400 retail outlets have joined as BYO partners to offer incentives to customers who bring their own reusable bags, bottles or containers.
With the goal of combating the Buy-and-Throw-Away culture prevalent in our society, Repair Kopitiam runs as a community repair meet-up. At these meetups, you will be guided by volunteer Repair Coaches on how to repair simple items such as broken electrical appliances, torn clothes, wobbly chairs and how to dispose of e-waste responsibly.
Sharetings is a community-centric Telegram Channel that facilitates the giving and receiving of unwanted, useable items to maximize their use and value and to reduce waste in Singapore. To date, over 5000 subscribers have joined the channel with more than 4800 items listed.
Committed to combating the problem of textile and leather waste, Greensquare provides free textile recycling services to households and organisations in Singapore. They also promote awareness of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) through education, with a focus on engaging youths in schools.
barePack.co aims to fight plastic waste in Singapore through a subscription-based reusable ecosystem for food takeaway and deliveries. Partnering with Deliveroo and foodpanda, barePack.co allows customers to opt for their food to be delivered in reusable boxes and cups.
Here at SustainableSG, we believe that circular design is vital for a healthy and sustainable planet. We work closely with designers and manufacturers to create products such as our uniquely Singapore-inspired beeswax wraps to advocate for sustainable living here in our community and the world.