Did you know that our oceans are at risk from plastic pollution? In fact, around the world, more than 8 million tonnes of plastics are added into our oceans every year, and some of it eventually ends up being consumed by us when it breaks down into particles and enters the food chain.
Plastic can be found almost everywhere, even in beauty products. Did you know, for example, that the “micro-beads” used in certain beauty products are also made of plastic? When we use these products, some of these plastics eventually make their way into the ocean.
This month, Keppel Land and Keppel REIT Management are helping to shed light on the plight of the Earth’s oceans, to show how pollution – especially in the form of plastics – is affecting marine life and our health.
What you can do: Reuse, reduce and recycle
To tackle plastic pollution, start by avoiding products that use plastic and single-use plastics as much as possible. When buying a drink, opt to bring your own bottle. When shopping, bring your own grocery bags or refuse a plastic bag. By avoiding single-use plastics, you can help to reduce the amount of plastic being added as waste.