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Re: List of organic stores

Post by MHR » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 10:48 am

MHR wrote: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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It did it again! So ok, here's that post:

Here is a useful article I found with a list of organic stores. It was published in the newspaper/ST in April so as it's almost a year old do call beforehand. A couple of the numbers didn't work - may have moved or something. Hope that helps, good to support organic!

Since can't post the URL, google "A guide to organic shopping" asiaone (within pages from Singapore), should be the top or 2nd result.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 15 Mar 2009 9:21 pm

MHR,

Please see this thread (every newbie should learn to read the Forum Stickies as there is a lot of information regarding this board's policies).

http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ftopic45505.html

Additionally, spamming the same message across several threads in the same forum is considered spamming. Again. Reading the stickies might save you from having your account locked.

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Post by ksl » Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:22 am

How about eco friendly chopsticks......I have seen these you screw in half at the food fair, they are nifty to carry around in your top pocket like a set of darts :lol: Apparently all the bamboo one's contaminate the environment :roll:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Mar 2009 6:53 pm

ksl wrote:How about eco friendly chopsticks......I have seen these you screw in half at the food fair, they are nifty to carry around in your top pocket like a set of darts :lol: Apparently all the bamboo one's contaminate the environment :roll:
Can you get them in matching grains and inlays to match my custom pool cues? :wink: That way I can eat classy like while on the Asian billiards tour!
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Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 04 Apr 2009 9:28 pm

Seventh Generation, fine products all are available at Tanglin Marketplace.

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Eco friendly product

Post by farie » Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:42 am

Hey guys..I got a friend who sells these eco-friendly products. From household chores, baby cleaning kit, ladies make-up, men's shaver cream n etc...
The cost is very reliable..Safe n long lasting..
I use to wash my toilet using clorox for a very long time and as time goes by it hurts my skin..Also used Ajax Fabuloso to mop the floor..Guess wat..ants Luv entering my house..urgh..!! I Complaint it to this freind of mine and he introduce me to this brand from Melaleuca which I thought he was just trying to promote his stuff by talking crap..but I still give it a try n I realised that what he said is true.. It safe my doctors bill..n say RIP to all d Ants who once ever stayed in my house..haha

Instead of going to Shing Shiong, Giant, NTUC to buy ur household chores..u can try switching to Melaleuca. Same price or may b lesser, long lasting n eco-friendly.

They also do door to door delivery..but that will be charge..if i'm not mistaken is about $9.90.i think.

Do tell me if u wana know more abt it..will give u my fren's contact

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Post by Cubie » Sun, 26 Apr 2009 5:08 pm

@ CarolynW : i will get a worm farm!
would you share more about your worm farm experience?
what type of worm do you use - blue or red worms? and do you harvest the worm eggs before using the castings? thanks! :D

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Post by carolynW » Fri, 01 May 2009 9:49 am

I have not quite started my worm farm here in singapore, tho I have the farms, I will be getting my worms next week. I think they are the tigers. As for using the castings, I try to save as many eggs as possible but can't save them all. There have been some reports of worms taking over regions of the US and the negative impact that has to the local environment, but the worms as far as I understand are the surface dwellers and like certain environments which makes their survival out of the farm difficult. Looking forward to my new worms next week!!

Here is a recipe for making ones own enzymes for cleaning. My cousin in KL has been using this quite successfully. I will be trying this soon.

1 part black/raw sugar
3 parts vegetables and fruit waste.
10 parts water

Leave them in the air tight plastic bottle for three months, shaking every few days, open the jar to let the gas escape. Store in dark places/ cover with dark cloth.

Fermentation will take place in the bottles for 3 months. Then after filtration and removal of the residue, garbage enzyme is obtained. The residue can be used again for a new batch of production by adding fresh garbage. The residue can also be dried, then blended and buried in the ground as a fertilizer

Usage

Dilution Ratio
Enzyme for fertilizer 1:100 / 500 / 1000
Enzyme for insecticide 1:1000
Enzyme for pesticide 1:100
For anti odour / air freshener 1: 200
Plant hormones to get more flowers and fruits 1: 500

When the enzyme is diluted with water, it becomes more effective.
For shampoos, dish-washing liquids, detergents: add 1 teaspoon of enzymes for 500cc, 1 tablespoon of enzymes for 1 litre to enhance the nutrients and reduce the side effects of the chemicals in the detergents.

In homes, garbage enzyme is used:
- as a household cleaning liquid
- to remove foul odours, ( esp good for pets)
- molds and grime in the kitchen and toilet
- as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent
- to drive away insects
- to clean carpets and remove ticks
- for laundry washing and ironing
- for mopping floors
- for cleaning cars

Have been using enzyme balls w/o washing powder since Dec ( bought from stores) in my washing machine and clothes come out clean, may need to pre soak whites if extremely muddy/ food stained. Each ball lasts up to 1000 washes.

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Re: Eco friendly products

Post by sharinabynes » Mon, 11 May 2009 4:42 pm

we have Ecover in Singapore. Go down to their shop at sunset way - clementi!

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