It starts within you

“You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself.”- Nelson Mandela

Sustainable living does not mean that you have to live an uncomfortable life. It means that you consciously think about the stuff and the energy that you use, and the choices you make every day. To kick start, we’ve consolidated a list of items to help you shop and dine happier in a greener way.

In Singapore, you can hardly survive the hot weather without a good air conditioner. Not only does a good air-con provides a cooler temperature, it helps to circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold particles from the air.

Daikin Proshop (#04-25) features iSmile series with its highest energy efficiency rating of 5 TICKS ✓✓✓✓✓ and it comes with built-in Smartphone Control for greater convenience in controlling your air-conditioners from everywhere. For greener and smarter living, iSmile from $2,290, can be integrated with Daikin’s D’SmartHome. Whether you’re at work or on vacation, you can seamlessly control your air-conditioners, air purifier, lightings and even security system. If you are interested in Daikin’s Smart Home, you’re in for an exclusive demo session! Simply write to dpsco@pohmeng.com.sg to book a session!

I’m sure you know that using plastic is certainly not friendly. Support the launch of The Body Shop’s (#01-18) Community Trade programme – Plastics for Change, a new instore scheme, Return, Recycle, Repeat for the public to drop off clean, empty The Body Shop plastic bottles and tubs for recycling.

This encourages you as shopper to do your part by recycling or repurposing empty packaging instead of it being sent to landfills and polluting our planet. The Body Shop Love Your Body TM Club members can get handsomely rewarded with digital voucher for the recycling efforts.

 Do you know that their most-loved Anti-dandruff Ginger Shampoo is made from their Community Trade Recycled Plastic? The result were presently good with users commenting that it makes their scalp feel heathier while it gently clears loose flakes and soothes the scalp

It may be hard to live with zero waste but you can waste less with every visit to Starbucks. At Starbucks (#01-06), they constantly push themselves to reduce environmental footprint of their operations. As part of their ongoing efforts, they’ve developed paper bags made with 95% post-consumer fibre, napkins of 100% recycled content, to-go plastic cups made with recycled PET, take-away cutlery made with biodegradable corn ware and installed LED lights in their store.

In addition, you can purchase these classic and cool merchandises such as mug and tumbler. Grab their latest classic collection such as the classic cold cup, SS Mud with lid and many more merchandises available in store now!

Straws are a starting point in the move to reducing overall use of plastics by businesses and since late 2018, Soup Restaurant has stopped handing out plastic straws to consumers. You will be happy to know that Samsui Supplies and Services, a subsidiary of the Soup Restaurant Group, also donates 2,000 non-profit meals a day or 500,000 meals yearly to the underprivileged in Singapore.

Soup Restaurant (#03-12) specialises in healthy steamed dishes and double-boiled soups. Their signature dish, the Samsui Ginger Chicken, is prepare using heirloom recipe passed down by the nation-building Samsui women in Singapore Chinatown. It is usually eaten by wrapping the tender & juicy chicken in the crunchy lettuce and top it off with their homemade Samsui Ginger Sauce for a refreshing oomph.  

Lastly, you may have heard about “Eye for Earth” nevertheless we would like to share with you more about this recycling programme created by Capitol Optical. It is a free recycling programme for consumers to dispose their used soft contact lenses and blister pack.  You can get the recycle bag from Capitol Optical (#02-25). These items are melted into plastics which can be up-cycled and given a second life into different assets such as bins, rakes, bicycle racks, ice scrapers, brushes, brooms, signal lights and more. Shopper can even get $5 cashback which can be used towards their next contact lens purchase. Capitol Optical offers eyecare solutions and also a wide variety of frames such as lightweight and lasting quality; MODO. The design of Modo always reflect the world around us — in architectural precision as well as the balance of strength, structure, and light. Let’s be green and stylish at the same time!

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