Did you know that Singapore generated 763 million kg of food waste in 2018? That’s the weight of more than 54,000 double decker buses! As you get appalled by the sheer waste that we generate, you might be thinking if the Singapore government is doing anything about it. Yes. You’ll be glad to know that they are. In fact, they have designated 2019 as Singapore’s year towards Zero Waste. You’ve probably seen countless advertisement on the importance of going green. All this is part of Singapore’s effort towards a zero waste future. Importance Of Going Plastic Free As plastic is non biodegradable, if thrown away and not reused, it’s most likely going to lead to plastic pollution. Each year, 30 million tons of plastic get disposed. It’s also important to understand that Earth is running out of landfill space at an alarming rate which is another reason why we should try to reuse plastic as much as possible. Going as plastic-free as possible has many advantages: You become aware of the compulsive need you have to buy new things, most of which are completely useless, but you still want them for social status, to impress others or to fill a certain lack in your life. You create a better world for your children, one with less pollution, less stress, and a milder weather. The high plastic consumption and unnecessary waste will inevitably accelerate climate changes, with negative effects throughout the world. You create a better world for the people who currently inhabit it. Certain areas near major seas are completely submerged into waste. Various third-world people, including children, work rough hours to create more disposable products and cheap clothing. You create a better world for animals who are currently ingesting plastic and dying horrific deaths or see their habitats being destroyed under mountains of plastic waste. What You Can Do To Play Your Part There are many things you can do to play your part. The first step is being aware that too much plastic and needless disposable products are making life more difficult – or sometimes impossible – for
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