[Spotlight on IYOR Interns!] The Bottled-Up Truth: Singapore's Plastic Problem

Over the past year, there has been an overwhelming response from the global communities to tackle the problem of plastics. In Singapore, there has been an increase in the number of players both in the commercial markets and independents who have stepped up to campaign against the excessive use of plastics and organise clean-ups.

As part of the celebrations for International Year of the Reef 2018 in Singapore, the community initiative Celebrating Singapore Shores hosted young interns to platform their voices and ideas. One pair: Jia Min and Fangyi worked hard to produce the following short film to highlight Singapore's excessive use of plastics and where they end up around Singapore.


From the blog post at Celebrating Singapore Shores, the girls said:

This video was created to raise awareness on the issue of plastic pollution in Singapore, while featuring the marine wildlife that we have on our very shores.

We sincerely hope that this video will enlighten everyone to play their part in small ways to effect a big change together. Reducing the use of single-use plastics may inconvenience us just a little bit, but the impact that we can create through these small efforts could make a world of a difference from the environment, for the wildlife, and for future generations.

Well-said and well-done! :D

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