Adopting an environmentally-friendly lifestyle goes beyond habits like bringing a tote bag when you go grocery shopping and taking public transport whenever you can. You can also go green by supporting these Earth Day campaigns. By Zarelda Marie Goh
Recycle Coffee Capsules
Drop off your used Nespresso capsules at any Nespresso boutique or use the brand’s Recycling@Home initiative where used capsules are picked up when a new order is delivered. You will receive a voucher for 10% off purchases at Quan Fa Organic Farm. This is offer is valid for Nespresso Club members. Capsules collected are separated into aluminium and used coffee grounds. The aluminium is re-melted and reused for new products while the used coffee grounds are used as compost for vegetable farming at Quan Fa Organic Farm. Visit www.nespresso.com/recyclingsg.
Buy A Candle for a Cause
Purchase an Aveda Limited Edition Light the Way Candle at $35, and Aveda will donate 100% to non-proft organisation Global Greengrants Fund. The money supplies six months of drinking water for a family of six in India. The candle is soy-based and has a warm, spicy scent. Available at TANGS at Tang Plaza while stocks last. Visit www.aveda.com.
Recycle Old Clothes
Donate your unwanted garments to H&M. For every bag of clothes, you will receive two vouchers worth 15% off one item. H&M will donate two Euro cents to The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund for every kilogram of textiles collected. Valid during World Recycle Week, which ends on 24 April, 2016. (Psst… use the vouchers to shop from H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection made of innovative, sustainable materials. Double Win!) Visit https://www.hm.com/sg.
Recycle Suncreen Containers
Bring any empty full-sized facial sunblock (of any brand) to Kiehl’s, and exchange it for a travel-sized tube of Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++. Valid till 30 April, 2016. Visit www.kiehlstimes.com.