Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Keeping Singapore and This Earth Clean. Every Litter Adds Up!

I love Singapore. If you've been on my blog long enough, you may have noticed that I regularly attach photos of the marina bay in my posts. These photos are taken by my husband on his way to or from work as he is biking each day. Isn't it pretty?

Many of us, including me, often take Singapore's cleanliness for granted. We throw a litter here and there and think that it doesn't make much difference. The truth is every little litter adds up. Even the smallest litter like a cigarette butt, a plastic spoon, and a pair of chopsticks will add up, which then ends in marina reservoir and destroying this beautiful place where many of us spend time walking by, biking, relaxing, playing water sports, etc. If our attitude doesn't change, it is only a matter of time that litter will accumulate, and not to mention, many of them are not going to decompose anytime soon and may even release toxic chemicals to the grounds and water, which then affects wildlife and ultimately ends up right back at us. 

Check out this video from Keep Singapore Clean. It's a campaign to get people involved in helping to clean up Singapore's waterways:

We are all responsible to keep and take care of this very earth that God has entrusted us, especially Singapore - because this is where we live. 

Did you know? (source)

Using the clothes dryer for an hour is equal to making 160 cups of coffee with a coffee maker.

The energy saved from reducing the use of a storage water heater from 8 hours to 1 hour can power a fridge for over 24 hours.

It takes 170 liters of water to produce 1 pint of beer.

Leaving the water running while you brush your teeth can waste over 6 liters of water.

Up to 60% of the rubbish that ends up in the dustbin could be recycled.

One recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.

52.1% thinks that leaving litter by the side of a bin is NOT considered littering.

A cigarette butt takes 5 years to decompose; a plastic bag 20 years; an aluminium can 500 years and a glass bottle 1 million years.

Let's join hands to help keep the environment beautiful and protect local wildlife, for our sake as well as the future generations. Do support the community through Keep SG Clean Facebook page, where you can get updates and tips on how to keep our environment clean. You can also volunteer to the different environment campaigns through the Clean & Green Singapore website.

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