Spreading Awareness and Taking Action to Combat the Plastic Problem
ZeroPlasticSG is a youth-driven non-profit that aims to eliminate the usage of single-use plastics in Singapore and beyond.
What is the problem?
- Plastic bags are commonly used for transporting and containing goods such as powders, chemicals, foods, magazines and waste.
- These plastic bags, however, are made of polythene, causing pollution all their life – from their manufacturing to their disposal.
- They require crude oil and natural gas to manufacture and even more fossil fuels to ship around the World. These bags are used for an average of 12 minutes, whereas it takes 500 years for a plastic bag to completely degrade in a landfill.
- This in turn negatively harms thousands of marine animals each year
Become a Volunteer Today
Being a volunteer means that you can MAKE CHANGE first hand through active participation in a community that is serious about tangible impact.
- Be a part of the Social Media team where you can make awareness posts about different environmental issues
- Participate in outreach, going to food and beverage companies and presenting to them about lower plastic consumption.
- Start your own projects ! We are open to new ideas for example organising reusable bag drives, speaking to students in the community, and partnering with businesses to foster solutions
- Visit our
Projectspage to get involved!!
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