'Nocarrierpls' account bags student followers

Undergraduate Rachel Tan carries with her reusable items such as wooden chopsticks and spoon, a bamboo straw and lunch box to show that she walks the talk when it comes to not using disposables.
Undergraduate Rachel Tan carries with her reusable items such as wooden chopsticks and spoon, a bamboo straw and lunch box to show that she walks the talk when it comes to not using disposables.PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Undergraduate Rachel Tan created an Instagram account last July in a light-hearted bid to get her friends to practise eco-friendly habits.

Through the use of quirky language and humour, the 20-year-old would "nag", urging them to reduce the use of disposables such as plastic bags and containers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline ''Nocarrierpls' account bags student followers'. Print Edition | Subscribe