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Get Involved with World Cleanup Day 2020: How To Host Your Own Low Waste Cleanup, Wherever You Are

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World Cleanup Day is here again, and this year it falls on the same day as the International Coastal Cleanup 2020 (“ICC”), as millions of people across the world join forces to make our world and environment a cleaner place. But while cleanups are usually an enthusiastic gathering of passionate people ready to make an impact by cleaning up beaches or their local communities, this … “Get Involved with World Cleanup Day 2020: How To Host Your Own Low Waste Cleanup, Wherever You Are”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Community Events, Sustainable Fashion

An Intro to Swapping and ANNOUNCING the next Clothes Swap in August!

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If you are a first time swapper or introducing a friend to the concept, here’s a quick breakdown of what to expect from a Clothes Swap! We are over-consuming fashion, and most of it is ‘fast fashion’ – one of the world’s most wasteful, polluting and exploitative industries. The most sustainable and cost-friendly thing we can do is shop from our own wardrobes. We can … “An Intro to Swapping and ANNOUNCING the next Clothes Swap in August!”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Community Events, Eco, Sustainable Fashion

Tips from A Serial Swapper: How to Have a Great Clothes Swap Experience

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The swap experience can be incredibly exciting, but it can be overwhelming too especially if it’s your first time. As a serial swapper, I’ve found these ways help me get the most out of the experience. During The Swap Come Early: You’ll give yourself time to lay out your clothes, so that you’re ready to swap and mingle when the swap begins instead of trying … “Tips from A Serial Swapper: How to Have a Great Clothes Swap Experience”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Community Events, Sustainable Fashion

The Return of the Clothes Swap!

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After several months of hiatus for the Clothes Swaps, it feels great to be able to gather safely (and responsibly) to swap our wardrobes again! This time, we’ll be in Damansara Perdana! So if you’re tired of the clothes in your wardrobe (especially after this 6 month break), join us and swap your unloved clothing for a whole new wardrobe! Here’s a Refresher on How … “The Return of the Clothes Swap!”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Eco

Melissa Tan, Ambassador for Malaysia to the Earth Day Network.

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Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, announces Melissa Tan as Earth Day Network Ambassador in Malaysia. In addition to acting as a global organizer for Earth Day events, Earth Day Network works year-round to promote environmental action, with tens of thousands of partners in 192 countries. The organization leads campaigns in global reforestation, climate and environmental literacy, end plastic pollution and biodiversity … “Melissa Tan, Ambassador for Malaysia to the Earth Day Network.”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Community Events, Eco

World Environment Day 2020 Live Talk (via Facebook)

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I had the honour of speaking through UEM Malaysia’s Facebook platform on how to live more sustainably by adopting zero waste practices into our daily lives. It’s really amazing to be given a platform to talk more openly about what we can do and how we affect the environment. Thank you UEM for the opportunity. My 60min talk ended up being 30mins longer with the … “World Environment Day 2020 Live Talk (via Facebook)”

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by Melissa Tan
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Categories Eco, Sustainable Living

8 Sustainable Fresh Food Deliveries in the Klang Valley

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Hey everyone! We’re getting a lot more deliveries during this time and that means a lot more packaging waste. But our safety and convenience doesn’t have to come at the cost of the environment! Here is how you can get fruits and vegetables delivered to you in the Klang Valley, without creating more waste. These fruit and vegetable deliveries do their best to provide us … “8 Sustainable Fresh Food Deliveries in the Klang Valley”

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by Melissa Tan
Categories Eco

Waste In The Time Of The Coronavirus

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We live in bizarre times, with the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a near standstill. On the zero waste front itself, it has been confusing. In this atmosphere of fear, it can be hard to talk about waste when everyone feels backed into a corner and in pseudo-survival mode. Hygiene is often associated with disposables and convenience takes center stage when options are narrowed. … “Waste In The Time Of The Coronavirus”

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by Melissa Tan
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Categories Eco, Sustainable Fashion

Why A Capsule Wardrobe May Be Right For You, And How To Build Your Own

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The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. Greenhouse gasses from textile production are estimated at 1.2 billion tonnes annually – more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. More than half of the fashion items are thrown away within a year. All scary facts that make it even more important for us to take a hard look at … “Why A Capsule Wardrobe May Be Right For You, And How To Build Your Own”

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by Melissa Tan