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!
SAY ‘NO’ SINGLE-USE ITEMS @ ASIA DIVE EXPO 2019
Disposable cutleries (includes cups, fork and spoons)
Single-use polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles (includes mineral water bottles)
*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).