Useless Plastic | WWF        

A 400-YEAR PROBLEM

Plastics are durable, light and versatile. However, they take up to 400 years to decompose. This will affect people’s lives for the next 16 generations. 

In Singapore, about 700 million kg of plastic waste is discarded every year.  But less than 10% of plastics are being recycled.

Our excessive use of plastics is impacting ocean health and biodiversity. By 2050, there could be more plastics in the ocean than fish by weight.

 



 

 

Every action leads to a bigger impact. Help us understand your plastic consumption better by completing the WWF Plastics Survey.

Do your part by using less plastic, and support business and government measures that help do so.

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

  • Create bio-based plastics from plant sources.
  • Reduce plastic packaging and opting for lighter, more durable packaging.
  • Working with customers to recover used packaging from products.

A lasting solution lies in a systemic change to make plastics more useful, even as we use less plastic.

  • Support the procurement of recycled material.
  • Create an aftermarket for recycled plastics.
  • Promote recycling as a lifestyle choice.

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

WHAT YOU CAN DO