Plastics | WWF

 

Plastic pollution is at crisis levels

Plastic litter and microplastics are found in all parts of our planet’s marine environment, even in the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink.

Eight million tonnes of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans every year – that’s a truck load of plastic a minute!

In Singapore, about 900 million kg of plastic waste is discarded every year. Just 4% of this is recycled.

It’s time to turn the tide.


Towards a plastic-lite Singapore

WWF’s vision is to eliminate the leakage of plastic into the environment by 2030.

Globally, we are bringing millions of people to support a global treaty to stop marine plastic pollution.

In Singapore, we work in partnership with policymakers and businesses towards a circular economy for plastics.

Within the local community, we mobilise and engage the public in raising awareness and encourage consumers to reduce plastic consumption.


No Plastic in Nature by 2030


To stem the tide, we are advocating for systemic solutions and supporting lifestyle changes to use less plastic.

  • Double plastic recycling and collection.
  • Shift to more sustainable options such as recycled plastics.
  • Reduce unnecessary use and production of plastics.

Individuals, businesses and the government need to come together to make this possible.


Businesses must be part of the solution

Businesses have the potential to transform how we use plastics. This includes being responsible for the entire lifecycle of plastics, which includes measures to:

  • Reduce plastic packaging and opt for lighter, more durable packaging.
  • Encourage reusables or implement returnable schemes
  • Working with customers to recover used packaging from products.
  • Switch to alternatives as a last resort


 


Be part of the solution, be part of PACT.

PACT is a business initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in nature and move towards a circular economy on plastics.

 

Together, we can create a future with no plastic in nature – a world where oceans, wildlife, communities, and businesses thrive is within our reach.

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