Food delivery services like UberEats and Food Panda have been gaining popularity in Singapore over the past few years.
However, an abundant amount of waste is produced as a result.
Food is delivered in a plastic container. Plastic cutlery will be provided. All these are placed in a plastic bag.
If we multiply these by the thousands, the amount of plastic used is unimaginable.
Food packaging makes up a sizeable proportion of Singapore's waste - it made up 11 per cent of 766,800 tonnes of plastic waste in 2015.
With the food delivery industry growing at a rapid pace, I am afraid waste produced will only increase alarmingly.
It is time we spared a thought for the environment, rather than our own convenience.
Tessa Seow Chu-Yu, 16 Secondary 4 student