ONE OCEAN ONE L♥VE: OCEAN CITIZEN

TOGETHER WE PLEDGE AGAINST SINGLE-USE PLASTIC

First world nations to third world countries. We are facing the same environmental epidemy – plastic pollution. As convenient, durable, light and versatile, this 111-year-old invention takes up to 400 years to decompose and have impose to affect the lives of people and living creatures for the next 16 generations to come. The excessive and irresponsible consumption of plastics is impacting ocean health and biodiversity. Some research has reported that by 2050, there could be more plastics in the ocean than fish if our current consumption habits are unchanged*.

8,000,000 tons of plastics are dumped in the ocean each year. China, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam are reported as countries dumping the most plastic waste than any other region in the world from its shared river systems and waterways as the conduits of this problem**. In Singapore, we consume about 1.76 billion kilograms of plastic items a year of plastic waste is discarded every year but less than 20% of plastics are being recycled! ***

On ADEX 2018 edition celebrating its 25th silver milestone, uw360° together with the congregation of esteemed ‘Friends of ADEX’ take on this opportunity of raising awareness about the polluting impacts of plastic packaging by taking a pledge to the refusal, reuse, reduce and recycle of single-use plastic products in ADEX exhibition hall!

REFUSE

disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible. Choose items that are not packaged in plastic, and carry your own bags, containers and utensils. Say ‘no straw, please.’

REUSE

durable, non-toxic straws, utensils, to-go containers, bottles, bags, and other everyday items. Choose glass, paper, stainless steel, wood, ceramic and bamboo over plastic.

REDUCE

your plastic footprint. Cut down on your consumption of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging and parts. If it will leave behind plastic trash, don’t buy it.

RECYCLE

what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse. Pay attention to the entire life cycle of items you bring into your life, from source to manufacturing to distribution to disposal.

SAY ‘NO’ SINGLE-USE ITEMS @ ASIA DIVE EXPO 2019

  • Plastic bags

  • Disposable cutleries (includes cups, fork and spoons)

  • Plastic straws

  • Single-use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles (includes mineral water bottles)

THE PLEDGE

THE PLEDGE - one ocean one love - Public
I pledge to say ‘NO’ to selling, packaging, distributing ‘single-use plastic’ on ASIA DIVE EXPO 2019 series of shows and premises and together with the organizing team of ASIA DIVE EXPO 2019 to action and help reduce pollutions caused by disposable plastics and to stop plastic pollution today!

*Reported by the executive director, Lise Kingo, of the United Nations Global Compact in the latest release. ** Source from www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2018/06/08/planet-over-plastic-addressing-east-asias-growing-environmental-crisis *** Reported by www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/176b-plastic-items-used-here-yearly-poll . S0urce from Singapore Environment Council (SEC).