The final straw: How Singapore can curb plastic pollution

The development of plastics has led to a revolution in packaging and consumer goods, and enhanced convenience for billions of people.

Yet, an estimated 8 million metric tonnes of plastic leaks out into our oceans annually, causing major environmental, economic and social costs.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'The final straw: How S'pore can curb plastic pollution'. Print Edition | Subscribe