32oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Nalgene (10% OFF)

Brand: Nalgene

Attributes: Waste Reduction

Description: You can reduce waste by using your own refillable water bottle, instead of buying or taking single-use bottled water.

Looking for a refillable BPA-free water bottle? Nalgene Everyday™ water bottles are made in the USA, and are extremely durable, resistant to staining and odors, withstand high temperature, and made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that is manufactured without Bisphenol A (BPA).

Capacity: 32oz (about 1 litre)

Colour: Grey, Blue or Pink

Opening: Wide Mouth

Nalgene is a plastic product brand belonging to its parent company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., which produces a wide range of products and services for research, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.

Usual Price: $27

Special Deal Price: $24 (10% OFF)

Send an email to eugene@greenfuture.sg to order the bottle.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 1 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

There are several projects across the company focusing on green initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The company in 2007 appointed a corporate Director of Energy Management to look at energy conservation.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Thermo Fisher strives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. See initiatives here.

Materials and Waste

12. Does the product or service help to reduce, reuse or recycle waste?

Using a refillable water bottle helps to reduce the need to buy single-use bottled water, thus reducing the wastage of plastic material and resources used in making and distributing the disposable plastic bottles.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Many of the company’s plastic molding facilities recycle waste from molding and extrusion processes, reusing the material internally or returning it to suppliers. There are also several projects to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has taken steps on water conservation, see CSR Report.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The Nalgene bottle is made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, which does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA).

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company’s CSR strategy rests on four pillars: Innovation, Operations, Service and Philanthropy. Read the CSR Report.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Thermo Fisher: “We do not discriminate against employees in hiring, promotion, salary, performance evaluation or any other term or condition of work, on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other basis prohibited by law in the applicable jurisdiction.”

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Employees are involved in several volunteering activities.

“The Nalgene bottle is very light and the wide mouth enables easy cleaning. There are health concerns about BPA in normal polycarbonate water bottles, so it’s good to know that the Nalgene bottle is BPA-free, giving me peace of mind.”

Eugene Tay

mPowerpad Lite by Third Wave Power

mPowerpad Lite by Third Wave Power (front)

Brand: Third Wave Power

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: mPowerpad Lite is an all-in-one portable solar device and provides an easy alternative solution to save energy!

By tapping on solar power, mPowerpad Lite can charge mobile phones, tablets and cameras, and is equipped with flashlight and reading light.

mPowerpad Lite by Third Wave Power (back)Compact, durable, and built to last, this device is also light enough for people who loves going to the outdoors. Also suitable for busy professionals at work or even at home in both urban and rural areas.

  • Functions: Charger, reading light and flashlight
  • User interface: On/off switch
  • Device rating: 15 watt hours
  • Solar charging: 6 hours under direct sunlight (charge times may be longer in cloudy weather, high temperatures or where panels are not angled towards the sun)
  • AC/DC or car adaptor charging: fast charge in 2 hours
  • Battery rating: Up to 2400 mAh capacity, NiMH, 5 x 1.2V AA, up to 500 charge cycles
  • Device charging from USB: USB output 5V up to 1A enables most devices to charge at full speed
  • Duration of reading light and flashlight: up to 20 hours each
  • Reading light LED: 5W bulb equivalent

Third Wave Power aims to improve lives and increase productivity of people in both urban and rural environments by designing and developing innovative energy solution products which are not only affordable, but also built to last.

Price: $79

The mPowerpad Lite is only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery. Delivery fee of $5 apply. Free delivery for purchase of 3 units and above!

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

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Product Order Quantity (required)

Remarks (if any)

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 21 October 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company commits to develop renewable power solutions that last in the environments they are used in, and help to improve lives in both rural and urban areas.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

This product helps to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions by converting solar energy into portable power, which can be used for various purposes.

8. Does the product or service use renewable energy?

This product is able to provide power from the conversion of solar energy.

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

mPowerpad Lite is designed in Singapore and made in Malaysia.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The product is designed to be compact and light, and uses rechargeable NiMH batteries.

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Ai-Funan Natural Handmade Soaps

November 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Body and Skin Care, Health, Special Deals

Ai-Funan Natural Handmade Soaps

Brand: Ai-Funan

Attributes: Fair Trade, Non-Toxic

Description: Each bar of Ai-Funan soap is handmade by a group of women in Timor-Leste, and contains 100% natural ingredients including locally-produced organic coconut and palm oils.

The Hummingfish Foundation has been working with the women in Timor-Leste to help re-brand and export their beautiful line of all natural Ai-Funan soaps, which means “flower” in the Timorese language. Through the sale of the soaps, the ladies generate more income and improve their lives.

There are 3 types of scented soap with these flavours: Lemongrass, Coconut and Frangipani. The scent comes from added essential oil from Australia.

Ai-Funan is a brand of natural soaps handmade by a group of women in Timor-Leste, and contains 100% natural ingredients including locally-produced organic coconut and palm oils.

Price: $10

The Ai-Funan soaps are only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery.

If your order is above $50, delivery is free! If your order is below $50, we charge $5 for delivery in Singapore.

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Delivery Address (required)

Choose Your Soap Flavour and Quantity

1) Lemongrass

2) Coconut

3) Frangipani

Remarks (if any)

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 8 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 17 Nov 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The women enterprise is committed to using 100% natural ingredients including locally-produced organic coconut and palm oils.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The Ai-Funan soaps contain 100% natural ingredients and is thus biodegradable.

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

The soaps are handmade in Timor-Leste.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

The soaps contain 100% natural ingredients including locally-produced organic coconut and palm oils.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The soap packaging uses paper and no plastics.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

The Ai-Funan soaps contain 100% natural ingredients including locally-produced organic coconut and palm oils.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The women enterprise uses 100% natural ingredients in the soaps.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The enterprise is made up of a group of women in Timor-Leste. They handmade soaps and through the sale of the soaps, the ladies generate more income and improve their lives.

“I tried the lemon grass Ai-Funan soap. The soap has a lovely and clear scent. What’s good about the soap is that it is very creamy but does not leave a sticky feeling on my skin when it was washed off with water. It also did not dry my skin. I have been using this soap in the shower for a month and half of it is still left 🙂 ”

Agy

“The soap indeed is shaped and packaged very simply–one thing that I adore about eco-friendly products. It is delicate and very easy to rinse, which actually made me question its moisturizing properties. But it does not leave my skin dry at all. The Frangipani scent is nice but not very unique. Overall a pleasant experience and will continue using.”

Isabela Clarissa

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mPowerpad by Third Wave Power

mPowerpad by Third Wave Power (front)

Brand: Third Wave Power

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: mPowerpad is an all-in-one portable solar device and provides an easy alternative solution to save energy!

By tapping on solar power, mPowerpad can charge mobile phones, tablets and cameras, and is equipped with radio, flashlight, reading light, and insect repellent.

mPowerpad by Third Wave Power (back)Compact, durable, and built to last, this device is also light enough for people who loves going to the outdoors. Also suitable for busy professionals at work or even at home in both urban and rural areas.

  • Functions: Charger, radio, reading light, flashlight and insect repellant
  • User interface: Gesture-based
  • Device rating: 15 watt hours
  • Solar charging: 6 hours under direct sunlight (charge times may be longer in cloudy weather, high temperatures or where panels are not angled towards the sun)
  • AC/DC or car adaptor charging: fast charge in 2 hours
  • Battery rating: Up to 2400 mAh capacity, NiMH, 5 x 1.2V AA, up to 500 charge cycles
  • Device charging from USB: USB output 5V up to 1A enables most devices to charge at full speed
  • Duration of reading light, flashlight, radio and insect repellant: up to 20 hours each
  • Reading light LED: 5W bulb equivalent

Here’s a short video on how to use the mPowerpad:

Third Wave Power aims to improve lives and increase productivity of people in both urban and rural environments by designing and developing innovative energy solution products which are not only affordable, but also built to last.

Price: $89

The mPowerpad is only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery. Delivery fee of $5 apply. Free delivery for purchase of 3 units and above!

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Delivery Address (required)

Product Order Quantity (required)

Remarks (if any)

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 3 stars based on 5 points in the following 3 criteria (updated on 21 October 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company commits to develop renewable power solutions that last in the environments they are used in, and help to improve lives in both rural and urban areas.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

This product helps to conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions by converting solar energy into portable power, which can be used for various purposes.

8. Does the product or service use renewable energy?

This product is able to provide power from the conversion of solar energy.

Materials and Waste

15. Is the product grown locally or imported from a nearby country in Southeast Asia?

mPowerpad is designed in Singapore and made in Malaysia.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

The product is designed to be compact and light, and uses rechargeable NiMH batteries.

“The thought of using a device that could capture solar energy and use it to charge things like my mobile phone and also function as a reading light, flashlight, radio and ultrasonic insect repellant was all too exciting. Here was a solar device in existence in Singapore that was not only functional but also useful to the average person like me in so many ways.

With a size similar to the tablet readers, and lightweight too, the mPowerPad could fit easily into my army sling bag. Compactness is key when travelling around, and this device fitted that criteria.

To charge the mPowerpad, one can put the device under the sun for about six hours before having enough power to charge mobile phones while using the other functions for a good four hours. I, on the other hand, was to eager to try it out and charged using the main powerpoint instead. Using one of the two USB port, I managed to charge my smartphone as well.

The built-in accelerometer allowed for a gesture-based interface, meaning that to use the device, I had to tilt and turn the device to use the different functions. It took some time learning how to do this, but once I got used to it, the process was simple.

I also love it that the mPowerpad is water, dust and drop resistant, as this makes me feel more confident to bring it with me when I am in the rugged outdoors.”

Nor Lastrina Hamid

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16oz Wide Mouth Water Bottle by Nalgene (10% OFF)

Brand: Nalgene

Attributes: Waste Reduction

Description: You can reduce waste by using your own refillable water bottle, instead of buying or taking single-use bottled water.

Looking for a refillable BPA-free water bottle? Nalgene Everyday™ water bottles are made in the USA, and are extremely durable, resistant to staining and odors, withstand high temperature, and made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that is manufactured without Bisphenol A (BPA).

Capacity: 16oz (about 0.5 litre)

Colour: Grey, Blue or Pink

Opening: Wide Mouth

Nalgene is a plastic product brand belonging to its parent company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., which produces a wide range of products and services for research, analysis, discovery and diagnostics.

Usual Price: $20

Special Deal Price: $18 (10% OFF)

Send an email to eugene@greenfuture.sg to order the bottle.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 11 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 1 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company publishes a Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

There are several projects across the company focusing on green initiatives.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The company in 2007 appointed a corporate Director of Energy Management to look at energy conservation.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Thermo Fisher strives to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. See initiatives here.

Materials and Waste

12. Does the product or service help to reduce, reuse or recycle waste?

Using a refillable water bottle helps to reduce the need to buy single-use bottled water, thus reducing the wastage of plastic material and resources used in making and distributing the disposable plastic bottles.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Many of the company’s plastic molding facilities recycle waste from molding and extrusion processes, reusing the material internally or returning it to suppliers. There are also several projects to reduce waste and increase recycling.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

The company has taken steps on water conservation, see CSR Report.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The Nalgene bottle is made from Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, which does not contain Bisphenol A (BPA).

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The company’s CSR strategy rests on four pillars: Innovation, Operations, Service and Philanthropy. Read the CSR Report.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Thermo Fisher: “We do not discriminate against employees in hiring, promotion, salary, performance evaluation or any other term or condition of work, on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or other basis prohibited by law in the applicable jurisdiction.”

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Employees are involved in several volunteering activities.

“The Nalgene bottle is very light and the wide mouth enables easy cleaning. There are health concerns about BPA in normal polycarbonate water bottles, so it’s good to know that the Nalgene bottle is BPA-free, giving me peace of mind.”

Eugene Tay

8W Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb by Philips (25% OFF)

August 1, 2012 by  
Filed under House, Lighting, Special Deals

Brand: Philips

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: Replace your incandescent bulbs with the energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and save up to 80% energy. CFLs also last up to 6 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. You save money by using less energy and with less frequent changing of bulbs.

The Philips 8W Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb is equivalent to a 40W incandescent bulb. The CFL has a screw base and the color is cool daylight. The bulb can operate within 170-250V. It is not suitable for dimmers.

(some people have concerns about the trace amounts of mercury in the light bulbs. The government has the following advice.)

Philips is one of the leading providers of lighting solutions and applications for professional and consumer markets.

Usual Price: $6.50

Special Deal Price: $4.90 (25% OFF)

The 8W CFL is only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery.

If your order is above $50, delivery is free! If your order is below $50, we charge $5 for delivery in Singapore.

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Delivery Address (required)

Product Order Quantity (required)

Remarks (if any)

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 14 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 1 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Philips follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines at the A+ level.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

In 2010, 95% of reporting manufacturing sites were ISO 14001 certified.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The various green practices are highlighted in the Philips Annual report 2010.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

Philips was recognized as the 9th greenest company in the world in Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings, and was recognized as a Top 50 Green Brand by Interbrand in 2011. See more awards.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

The CFL bulb can save up to 80% energy, as compared to an incandescent bulb.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Philips track energy usage and carbon emissions in their manufacturing facilities.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

Philips has set a 2015 reduction target of 25% for the carbon emissions from manufacturing.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The various steps are highlighted in the Philips Annual report 2010.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

78% of total waste from manufacturing facilities is sent for recycling.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Philips has set a 2015 reduction target of 10% for the water usage in manufacturing facilities.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Philips has reduced the use of harmful chemicals such as benzene, mercury, CFCs/HCFCs, lead, and PFCs in its manufacturing.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The Philips Annual Report 2010 describes sustainability and social policies, which are integrated into the business strategies.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Philips is committed to and embraces a diverse and inclusive working environment.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Philips has a social investment policy to improve people’s lives and encourages its employees to use their skills and expertise as volunteers.

“I changed my old 20W lightbulb with this CFL and it is as bright as before. It’s so easy to just change a bulb and save energy and money!”

Eugene Tay

11W Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb by Philips (25% OFF)

August 1, 2012 by  
Filed under House, Lighting, Special Deals

Brand: Philips

Attributes: Energy Saving

Description: Replace your incandescent bulbs with the energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and save up to 80% energy. CFLs also last up to 6 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs. You save money by using less energy and with less frequent changing of bulbs.

The Philips 11W Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb. The CFL has a screw base and the color is cool daylight. The bulb can operate within 170-250V. It is not suitable for dimmers.

(some people have concerns about the trace amounts of mercury in the light bulbs. The government has the following advice.)

Philips is one of the leading providers of lighting solutions and applications for professional and consumer markets.

Usual Price: $6.50

Special Deal Price: $4.90 (25% OFF)

The 11W CFL is only available for delivery in Singapore, and payment is by Cash on Delivery.

If your order is above $50, delivery is free! If your order is below $50, we charge $5 for delivery in Singapore.

You can place an order through the form below and we will email you the confirmation within 3 working days.

Name (required)

Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Delivery Address (required)

Product Order Quantity (required)

Remarks (if any)

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 14 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 1 Dec 2011):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Philips follows the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines at the A+ level.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

In 2010, 95% of reporting manufacturing sites were ISO 14001 certified.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The various green practices are highlighted in the Philips Annual report 2010.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

Philips was recognized as the 9th greenest company in the world in Newsweek’s 2011 Green Rankings, and was recognized as a Top 50 Green Brand by Interbrand in 2011. See more awards.

Energy and Climate Change

6. Is the product or service energy efficient or helps to conserve energy or reduce carbon emissions?

The CFL bulb can save up to 80% energy, as compared to an incandescent bulb.

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Philips track energy usage and carbon emissions in their manufacturing facilities.

10. Has the company set an energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas reduction target?

Philips has set a 2015 reduction target of 25% for the carbon emissions from manufacturing.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

The various steps are highlighted in the Philips Annual report 2010.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

78% of total waste from manufacturing facilities is sent for recycling.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Philips has set a 2015 reduction target of 10% for the water usage in manufacturing facilities.

Chemicals and Health

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Philips has reduced the use of harmful chemicals such as benzene, mercury, CFCs/HCFCs, lead, and PFCs in its manufacturing.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

The Philips Annual Report 2010 describes sustainability and social policies, which are integrated into the business strategies.

29. Does the company have a no child labour or non-discrimination policy?

Philips is committed to and embraces a diverse and inclusive working environment.

30. Are the company employees involved in community activities or volunteering their time to help the community or the environment?

Philips has a social investment policy to improve people’s lives and encourages its employees to use their skills and expertise as volunteers.

“I changed my old 20W lightbulb with this CFL and it is as bright as before. It’s so easy to just change a bulb and save energy and money!”

Eugene Tay

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