Growing Plastic Waste
In Singapore, 822,200 tonnes of plastic waste was generated in 2016, with a measly 7% recycling rate, as reported by the National Environment Agency. Due to the complexities of plastic, recycling is often hard and inefficient leading to majority of the plastics that you throw to be disposed in a landfill.
Singapore with the land scarcity that we face, should do everything we can to reduce this unnecessary wastage.
Imagine with every 100 bottles that is drunk and disposed, only 7 can be recycled. That is an astonishing figure and we should all do our part.
Here is why you should avoid plastic bottles which are a significant part of plastic waste
- Plastic bottles often contain harmful chemicals which under heat and sunlight in sunny Singapore can release harmful contaminants into the water.
- More than 8 million tonnes of plastic waste is dumped into our oceans, equivalent to dumping 1 garbage truck every minute.
- Often the water in plastic bottles aren’t even that great, due to the transport and many potential contamination places.
- If you are looking for clean and purified water, get a water purifier that serves your need and provides clean purified water at the point of use!