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Eco friendly products

Post by langkawi06 » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:49 pm

Wasn't sure where to post this question... are Eco-Friendly products, like household cleaning products, laundry detergent etc...etc.. easily available in Singapore? And if they are where will I be able to find them... brands like Ecover.... Thanks! (relocating next week...)

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Post by durain » Tue, 03 Mar 2009 11:59 pm

there are some but not a lot. singapore are not too hot on eco stuff. you will know what i mean when you go shopping!

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Post by langkawi06 » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:05 am

oh dear.....maybe it will get better... thanks for info..

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 04 Mar 2009 12:49 pm

langkawi06 wrote:oh dear.....maybe it will get better...
Just don't hold your breath waiting. :wink:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by carolynW » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 6:10 pm

You can actually make alot of your own, just google it, its quite simple.

My friend just told me of an organic store on Tomlinson I think, the last time we lived here it was tiny, she says now its quite big and has many brands but I suspect its going to be $$$, probably cheaper for me to DIY or look out for the local greenies that make the enzyme cleaners. I heard there are some.

Otherwise i may also DIY!

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Post by langkawi06 » Thu, 05 Mar 2009 8:21 pm

Interesting... thanks...
Also, found some eco friendly stuff at www.supernature.com.sg

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Post by PhoenixT » Sun, 08 Mar 2009 9:02 pm

Yes, you can find them. I've seen 7th Generation cleaning supplies at cold storage, Taste original, Brown rice paradise, and other shops. I agree with the other poster in that you can make your own earth friendly products. Vinegar, water, washing powder, baking soda .... some combinations of those ingredients make good cleaning. Check out www.care2.com for some 'recipes'. Here's one of them from their site

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/annies ... -uses.html

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Post by tomcat1 » Sun, 08 Mar 2009 11:57 pm

It does suck that Singapore hasnt picked up on the whole "green" living thing yet. I have barely seen any recycling so far. I know Malaysia is changing their recycling program in the next couple of years from %5 to %30, and China "seems" to have a strong green program.
So its only a matter of time bfore it sweeps in Singapore.
This would be a great time to start some "Green" business's there!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 10:09 am

They've been started and folded numerous times. Unfortunately "pragmatism" takes precedence here (the local definition not the international definition - they have their own dictionaries here) :?
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by carolynW » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 10:58 am

Just out of curiosity how many people on this forum will get a worm farm?

Rotting food from a dumpsite creates loads of bad methane gasses. A worm farm is great (free fertiliser for life) and there are many apartment friendly ones (tho expensive) or DIY ones (really cheap).

I have 3 of my own... they don't smell, they efficiently dispose of all green stuff (no meat tho) and tissues that you blow into...

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Ecover

Post by sfevre » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 11:19 am

Hi there,

I've recently seen Ecover in Cold Storage supermarket. It was 3-4 times the price of other cleaning products but worth buying sometimes I guess to make a statement.

You can also buy eco-friendly health products (no parabens, aluminium etc) in certain specialised pharmacies.

Good luck!

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Post by elska76 » Mon, 09 Mar 2009 11:29 am

Some people are alive cos its illegal to kill ;)

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Good site

Post by colincrumble » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 8:01 am

You can check out http://www.greencleaners.asia

They sell complete green cleaning kits. I have their cleaning team come in once a wk as I'm a lazy oaf :) But they do a great job!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 11 Mar 2009 2:34 pm

So, colin, it looks like it's been more'n a couple of months now. You must of found your self a gig or two then huh? Or are you working a day job? :wink:

Oh, and thanks for the new links. I've added them to my Link Page in my Signature as well.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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List of organic stores

Post by MHR » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 10:46 am

I just posted info on an article I found with a list of stores on another thread in this forum, wonder why it didn't allow my url in the post as in this thread I see urls... Anyway including it here again:

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