Vote For The Green Drinks Singapore Top 10 Green Products 2012

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We’ve been running this little campaign to get a Top 10 list of green products as nominated and voted by the community. As you can imagine, “Green” is a difficult word that makes it impossible for us to put any limits on what should and should not be nominated. So instead of being arbitrary about it, we decided to go without categories (or of-the-moment buzzwords & philosophical debates) to feature a wider range of products for everyone to take a look at, and appreciate.

As such, we would like to ask you to vote, based on “whether I’d buy it“, rather than “is it greener than the rest“.

Oh BTW, you’re allowed to vote for up to 5 products!

Happy voting, and please share this!

More info about each product and brand:

Timberland Earthkeepers Rugged Original Leather 6″ Boot

  • Premium full-grain leather from a tannery rated Silver for its improved water, energy and waste management practices
  • 100% recycled PET lining made from recycled plastic bottles is comfortable, breathable and eco-conscious, 100% organic cotton laces
  • Removable anti-fatigue footbed provides all-day comfort and support
  • Durable Green Rubber™ lug outsole made from 42% recycled rubber provides durability and maximum traction on any surface
  • Incredibly hard-wearing rubber lug outsole made with 30% recycled rubber

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ARTiPRO L7112 LED Desk Lamp

  • Energy Efficient – Up to 90% lower consumption compared to incandescent and 50% less compared to CFLs.
  • Anti Glare – Engineering design with single source lighting and DIFFUSER provides even lighting with no multiple shadows
  • Flicker Free – LED technology Non-UV Light helps reduce fatigue and strains on eyes
  • Low Heat – Suitable for long hours of usage, safe to touch, low aircon load and no unpleasant radiated heat
  • Environmentally Friendly – Zero mercury , low carbon foot-print, made from RoHS materials

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Madana Yoga Jute Natural Rubber Yoga Mat

  • Madana Professional Natural Rubber Jute Yoga Mat is made of 100% natural jute fibers that are submerged in 100% natural rubber.
  • Our jute mats are free from toxic chemicals and are 100% biodegradable; to ensure the best for you and the environment.
  • The mat has excellent grip and you will not find yourself slipping easily, so you’ll be able to concentrate on the practice and on aligning yourself.

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Third Wave Power mPOWERPAD

  • mPowerpad is a portable multi-function solar charger that provides ready power where and when you need it.
  • It captures and stores energy from the sun to charge mobile phones, tablets, cameras and many other devices.
  • Built-in reading light, flashlight, radio and ultraviolet insect repellent.
  • Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, schools and homes in rural and remote areas.

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USB Cell AA Rechargeable Batteries

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  • This NiMH AA cell can be used like a normal battery and can be recharged simply by plugging into a USB port.
  • With over 15 billion Alkaline batteries made and thrown away each year – wasting resources, C02 and creating toxic Landfill
  • USBCELL offers a eco-friendly alternative as can be re-used hundreds of times as no charge adaptor or cable is needed, saving you money, hassle and waste.

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The Tree Shirt House Aussie Rabbit T-Shirt

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  • Time was of the essence to create our concept & our “homemade” cuts to provide you a high quality 100% organic cotton tee-shirt. Comfort for the body & soul, we hope that you will enjoy our tee’s & their stories.
  • But that’s not all, when you buy a tee, you get more than just your item, you learn a story and contribute to one of its charities as USD5 from each sale goes to a cause.

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Etrican feather trim maxi dress

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  • Made of unbleached organic cotton.
  • Fully GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified.
  • All stages of production from cotton sourcing to finished garment are kept in the same region in South India. Once ready the garment is shipped directly to Singapore. This minimises the carbon footprint of the logistics involved in the production cycle.

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Ecostore Baby Shampoo

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  • Gently cleanses and protects your baby’s fine hair and sensitive scalp.
  • Ecostore baby products are brimming with plant based ingredients that will nourish and protect your baby’s delicate skin and have been carefully formulated to match the oils and amino acids found naturally in the skin.

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Star Bamboo Chopping Boards

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  • Durable, anti-bacterial, and easy to maintain.
  • Bamboo is a renewable resource (unlike trees, bamboo can grow to full height and girth in a single growing season of 3–4 months).
  • Tougher and last longer compared to wooden chopping boards.
  • Safer than plastic boards when it comes to food preparation.

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Idocare Dishwashing Liquid

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  • Gentle on hands, Better for sensitive skin, Safe enough for babies bottles
  • NPE, PARABEN, Phosphate free
  • 
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100% biodegradable

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Arterro Creativity Kit

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  • No two kits are exactly alike! Each features a unique assortment of beautiful materials, patterns and colors vary from kit to kit.
  • 100% recycled beautiful handmade paper, natural 100% wool felt shapes, glass beads, wooden beads, sequins, craft thread, copper wire, needles and ideas sheet.

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Pangea Organics Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai and Goji Berry Facial Mask

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  • This mask will noticeably improve the quality, tone, and texture of your skin – you’ll be amazed at how soft, glowing, and radiant your skin will be.
  • Certified to NSF/ANSI 305 by QAI
  • Gluten-Free / Vegan

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Sustainable Living Labs iBam 2

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  • World’s first compact electricity-free bamboo speaker for your smartphone
  • For each successful sale, a significant portion will be paid forward to support makers (traditional craftsmen, disadvantaged women) and programmes for community engagement & rehabilitation.

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Envizyme Green Tree Laundry Liquid

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  • Made from natural fruits and vegetables enzymes that is safe for your family and the environment.
  • 100% Biodegradable
  • Breaks down grease and all organic stains effectively
  • One of the most effective alternative for consumer with skin allergy problem

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Cosset Bamboo Basics – Fitted T-shirt

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  • Like the Little Black Dress and the white collared shirt, a well-fitting tee is a staple for every woman’s wardrobe.
  • Made from 94% viscose from bamboo, 5% spandex
  • Where possible, Cosset features reusable, recyclable packaging made from either reconstituted cardboard or 100% organic cotton.

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House Of Marley Redemption Song Earphones

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  • Soul satisfying, Premium quality, Eco-friendly, cause minded earphones
  • FSC-certified wood, Aluminium housing, Recycled plastic strain relief, Eco-packaging
  • Marley products support 1Love, the Bob Marley family charitable organization.

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Envirosax Organic Series – Reusable Hemp Tote bag

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  • Cultivated in China as early as 4000 BC, the hemp plant produces the strongest natural fibre known.
  • Hemp fabric is three times stronger than cotton fabric of the same weight.
  • With no known insect enemies and a high resistance to disease, there is no need to use harmful pesticides in cultivation.
  • A strong eco-friendly alternative.
Comments
3 Responses to “Vote For The Green Drinks Singapore Top 10 Green Products 2012”
  1. Faz says:

    I would love to see more home grown, locally sourced products in Singapore that are eco-friendly, rather than importing more goods.

    • dercong says:

      Hi Faz,

      9 of the products listed are Singapore brands.

      Unfortunately, manufacturing in Singapore is difficult (and sometimes prohibitive) in many cases because we’re not a manufacturing base anymore. Hence, you’ll find that a lot of local brands tend to manufacture around the region (in Malaysia or Vietnam). For the case of specific materials such as organic cotton, many people opt for India, because it is the biggest producer.

      Rest assured we are also huge supporters of local industry and will continue to promote Singapore companies biasedly.

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  • About Green Drinks Singapore

    Founded in November 2007, Green Drinks Singapore is one of more than 800 cities with a Green Drinks presence.

  • We are a non-profit environmental movement that connects academia, green businesses, activists, community and government, for knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. We do this by organising informal talks every last Thursday of the month, over drinks! Once in a while, we hold discussions, documentary screenings and workshops to further engage the public and participants.
  • Started in 1989 in London, the Green Drinks movement is a self-organising network that is meant to be simple and unstructured. The global site can be found at www.greendrinks.org.
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