For many of us, plastic is a way of life – how we dine, shop and live.
Singaporeans frequently dine out, and this leads to an increase in usage of plastic cups, straws and cutlery. As plastic bags are readily available, most people do not have the habit of bringing reusable bags when shopping. At home, we tend to use plastic bags to segregate different items or wrap up our waste.
We have gotten used to the convenience of modern plastic packaging, and it can be difficult to change the way we live and recycle.
Perhaps it’s time to ask ourselves: Does plastic have to be an integral part of our lives? How can we change the way we live to protect our environment?
The industry also has a key role to play in reducing plastic waste.
Earlier this year, 11 global leading brands – including The Coca-Cola Company, L’Oreal and Unilever – announced that they are working towards using 100 per cent reusable, recyclable or compostable packaging by 2025, in a bid to bolster resource security and reduce the impact of plastic waste on marine habitats.
In Singapore, initiatives to reduce plastic waste include the Singapore Packaging Agreement, launched by National Environment Agency in 2007 to enable organisations to reduce packaging waste and enjoy cost savings in return. In addition to government initiatives, stakeholders such as consumers and producers are strongly encouraged to play a part in environmental sustainability too.
Join us in the SEAA & SEC Conference Day 2018 as we seek to rethink plastic, and address what consumers, businesses and communities should do to put the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) into practice.
Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm (Registration starts at 8.00am)
Venue: One Farrer Hotel & Spa
1 Farrer Park Station Road Singapore 217562
Grand Ballroom, Level 6
Register your interest NOW! Limited seats available.