How to Find Singapore-Made Building and Renovation Materials
Reduce your renovation’s carbon footprint by using locally made products and materials
A carbon footprint is defined by the Carbon Trust as “the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by an individual, organization, event or product”.
Challenges to building a sustainable future
So, we want to keep our carbon footprint as small as possible. This is where the concept of flygskam – the Swedish word for ‘flying shame’ – has come from. Some people around the world gave up flying even before the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions took place. Think teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and her train journeys.
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While there are a number of building and renovation related products made locally, many of them use imported materials to make their products. Remember to ask the company about how you could use local materials or materials from neighbouring countries.
Expert Tip: Ask a carpenter to create something new from existing furniture.
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