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Here are the top sustainable shopping practices observed by Singaporeans

Consumers are doing more than just paying a premium for sustainable goods.

Apart from paying a premium for sustainable goods, Singaporeans consumers are doing more to help the government achieve its sustainability goals.

Based on a study by Carousell Media Group, Singaporeans observe several sustainable practices and topping this list-purchasing fewer new items (65%), followed by buying or selling secondhand items in marketplaces (32%), and using their shopping bags in-store (31%).

Consumers are also giving items which they do not need to people who do (27%), buying from sellers with sustainability practices (14%), and supporting brands or manufacturers with sustainability principles (14%).

"Singapore is working towards becoming a net-zero city using methodical innovations under its Singapore Green Plan 2030," the study said.

"As part of this, the circular economy forms the basis of Singapore’s Zero Waste Masterplan, reusing resources and designing food, electronic/electrical and packaging waste out of the system," it added.

Consumers surveyed said they are shifting to sustainable shopping amidst climate change concerns (44%), wanting to save money (37%) and reduce their environmental impact (23%).

Meanwhile, a small 8% also cited a circular economy as a reason for their shift.

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