That bag of rubbish you throw away daily might not seem like much, but when you take into account all the households in the nation, it adds up to a frightening amount of waste – a whopping 18.2 million tonnes of waste were generated by Singapore households in 2021.
Apart from the waste we’re throwing out, there’s the invisible pollution as well, which takes the form of microplastics and harmful chemicals that are being washed into the waterways daily. This doesn’t just happen at the household level, but also at the manufacturing level when we make purchases.
As individuals, we might feel like our actions don’t make much of a difference, but as a collective whole they do. One of the ways we can be kinder to the environment is by considering our purchases carefully, opting for sustainable materials and minimal packaging when we can. Here are seven eco-friendly household products to start you off.