Recipe: DIY Coffee Scrub

from used coffee grounds, using 3 simple ingredients. I’m an avid coffee lover. I love it even more when I discovered various ways to repurpose used coffee ground, such as making coffee art, fertilizer, and beauty products like soap or body scrub. Coffee has high antioxidant, and it’s beneficial for our skin. Before you tossContinue reading “Recipe: DIY Coffee Scrub”

Rot and Return

nutrients to Earth. When we rot or make compost from organic waste such as veggie scraps, fruit peels, dry leaves, used coffee grounds, tea leaves, hair, nails, and paper, they break down naturally and return as nutrient-rich soil that grows our food. The wonderful circular design of Mother Nature. In Malaysia, I am mostly outContinue reading “Rot and Return”

Repair, Re-gift, Repurpose

before recycling. Repair was the norm during my mother’s generation. We would bring our electrical appliances, be it a walkman, a radio, a fan, a TV, a VHS player, to a repairman around the neighborhood if they stopped working. For clothing, my mother would hand sew loose buttons, mend holes and they are good toContinue reading “Repair, Re-gift, Repurpose”

Consider these 3Rs before Recycling!

Repair, Re-gift, Repurpose before you jump into the Recycle bandwagon. I was introduced to the term ‘Recycling’ during Temasek Polytechnic days by a good friend when I was about to throw away a snack packaging. Ever since that introduction, I became somewhat a hoarder, a trash collector, a recycler, and an up-cycler, trying to saveContinue reading “Consider these 3Rs before Recycling!”

Over and over and over and over and over…

The joy of reusing is never-ending! If I had to buy something that’s pre-packed from a supermarket, I would get the ones packed in glass. The reason being, I can clean and reuse it for as long as I don’t break it. These glass containers, jars, bottles, come in handy when I refill products atContinue reading “Over and over and over and over and over…”

‘No’ is a complete sentence.

If there’s only room for 3R in your life, make it Refuse, Refuse, Refuse! Refuse – My favorite R! When you practice Refuse all the time, you would have eliminated 50% of waste coming into your life. Really effective! Moreover, ‘No’ is a complete sentence. You do not need to give any explanation as toContinue reading “‘No’ is a complete sentence.”

How to be Zero Waste? Why should I care?

Our buy and throw away culture is contributing a lot of trash and stress to our only Planet home. Results? We can see our everyday waste polluting the air, land, and sea. The same air we breathe from, the land we grow our food from, and water we drink from. These waste (including plastic debris,Continue reading “How to be Zero Waste? Why should I care?”