Great news for those who’ve been waiting to buy our eco-friendly bamboo chopping boards, but couldn’t make the trip down to Sago Street in Chinatown:
You can now buy them online!
CHOOSE. by Olive Ventures now has its very own online store.
The layout seems pretty slick and there is a nice variety of eco-friendly products available sorted according to product category or brand name.
I couldn’t find information on delivery costs, but James mentioned that there will be a charged imposed as most of their products are pretty heavy.
Also, when I clicked on the “checkout” button, a message popped out saying the minimum order value is $30.
Which is OK because a full set of our bamboo chopping boards costs a very reasonable $50.
What’s more, you could win a prize just by joining their Twitter or Facebook pages before 31/05/2010.
So go check it out today!
The Singapore government has just announced a new $15m green building fund to encourage use of recycled building materials.
It doesn’t sound like much, but the use of this fund is very specific:
“The fund will focus on developing capabilities in recycling waste from the demolition of buildings and in using recycled materials for construction.”
Money certainly speaks louder than words, a sentiment echoed by Andrew Khng, president, Singapore Contractors Association, who said: “… for the contractors, we need some kind of incentive to push us to go green on our own.” - ChanneNewsAsia
A nice tweak to BCA’s Green Mark scheme is mentioned in the Straits Times report:
“Currently, those aiming for the ‘Goldplus’ and ‘Platinum’ standards under its Green Mark scheme can opt out of these measures by beefing up other areas such as greenery and accessibility to public transport. But the changes make mandatory a prescribed minimum level of effort in this regard.”
Lastly, the AsiaOne web site’s motoring section focused on the successful trial which used recycled asphalt-pavement waste in road construction.
Which made me wonder why we took so long in the first place, especially since road works in Singapore are going on all the time.
This is a step in the right direction, let’s hope for more government support in the coming months.