“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”- Jane Goodall Creating a sustainable future, including tackling climate change and reversing nature loss, is not something any one organization can achieve alone. Adopting sustainable practices, whether large or small, can have significant impacts in the long run. As a key player in the F&B industry, BreadTalk (#B1-29) is also stepping up efforts to reduce the use of plastic bags, by encouraging customers to bring their own reusable containers or bags to bring their purchases home, and where possible to allow shop staff to pack more than 1 bun in each bag. All in a bid to reduce plastic waste generated from the use of multiple single-use plastics. While we are doing our part for the Earth, let’s not forget to reward ourselves with their classic favourite bun – Flosss (yes, it’s spelt with three ‘S’)! With the savoury pork floss atop the soft bun that is coated with BreadTalk’s signature egg cream, don’t miss this irresistible creation!
As contact lenses are classified as a medical device, the packaging is specifically designed to withstand harsh environments and therefore, they don’t biodegrade easily. 97% of plastic contact lenses packaging was thrown in the waste bin instead of being recycled. Disposable contact lenses present a potential physical threat to aquatic and terrestrial environments and may contribute to micro-plastic pollution. Capitol Optical cares for eye health and our environment, and thus they have embarked on a recycling journey to recycle contact lens blisters. This recycling initiative is called ‘Eye For Earth’ and is Singapore’s first contact lens recycling initiative. The recycle bag can be easily obtained from Capitol Optical (#02-25) and each bag can contain up to 60 blisters and 60 foil lids. The store also carries a sustainable eyewear brand, Neubau, which combines urbanity and sustainability in the design. Using the highly developed eco-friendly polymer – naturalPX, the frames are lightweight and ideal for the challenges of everyday life.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (#B1-23) also encourages customers to take small steps towards adopting sustainable behaviour by extending $1 off their handcrafted drinks purchase when they bring their drinkware (be it a tumbler, bottle, or mug). While you are at the store, you might want to get their MOMO Concept Tumblers which are available in 5 limited edition colours – yellow, light pink, hot pink, blue, and mint. Designed in Tokyo, these double-wall stainless steel tumblers are perfect for everyday sips by keeping drinks hot or cold for up to 6 hours. Available at just $49.90 for 2 or get 1 at $29.90 each, whilst stocks last.
With paper bags made from recycled paper, you can do your part to protect Mother Earth while shopping at IUIGA (#02-10)! Every IUIGA product is crafted with finest quality materials and is manufactured by the best-in-class factories. By partnering directly with the finest manufacturers and operating online, IUIGA is able to bypass distributors and retailers to completely remove traditional middlemen markups. This streamlined operation allows them to offer you exceptional essentials at a lower cost compared to other premium retailers. Same goes for this IPL Hair Removal Device (retailing at $199), which you can enjoy hair removal painlessly and quicky at the comfort of your own home within just a few treatments! Rigorous tests have shown it can flash up to 500,000 times, making it perfect for sharing with your family members, definitely worth the value that you are paying for.
An environmentally-conscious brand committed to sustainability, BEYOND which is available at THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection (#01-17) focuses on developing products kind to the earth and skin. Formulated with organic and natural ingredients grown on land unpolluted by chemical fertilizers or pesticides, BEYOND believes in the regenerating power of Mother Nature to heal and protect the skin and scalp. Paraben-free and dermatologically tested, its products are designed for the most delicate skin. Featuring the Healing Force Scalp Clinic range, these silicone-free hair products are formulated with Baobab Tree Extract and Centella Asiatica that soothes the scalp, cleanses and nourishes the hair while strengthening hair follicles.