SEAA 2018

RE-ECONOMY: CREATING A NEW PLASTICS ECONOMY


The theme of the SEC Conference Day 2018 was “RE-economy: Creating A New Plastics Economy”. The conference, organised in collaboration with our strategic partner Deloitte & Touche Enterprise Risk Services Pte Ltd, was designed to raise awareness of responsible green consumerism, with an added focus on reducing plastic waste. Key highlights included a keynote address and panel discussions on the consumer and producer’s role in reducing plastic use, drawing insights from a recent SEC study on consumer plastic use and plastic resource ecosystem.

 

Plastic Position Paper by Singapore Environment Council

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SINGAPORE’S PLASTIC CONSUMPTION

The population of Singapore uses a minimum of 1.76 billion plastic items each year, according to our recent plastic study announced in July 2018. PET Bottles, Plastic Bags and Polypropylene Plastics were found to be the three largest contributors to this figure.



REDUCE PLASTIC USE

Like fish snared by the swathes of stray fishing nets in the ocean, plastic has found its way into almost every facet of our lives. Though the odds seem stacked against us, we can reduce plastic waste by making small, progressive changes to our daily routines. Start with these simple tips below: