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With all the delightful food we have in Singapore,

popiah

it’s deplorable that we’ve resorted to eating it out of
environmentally irresponsible plastic foodware!

Say-No-to-Styrofoam

Our warped economic reasoning, addiction to convenience, and apathy about the earth have led us to produce 803,400 tonnes of plastic waste each year.

One-third of household waste is packaging waste, and more than half of that is food and beverage packaging.

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We can be so much better than a society of waste.

Zero Waste is a philosophy that encourages the design of resource life cycles such that they emulate sustainable natural cycles. It aims to minimize incineration and landfill, and promote reuse instead, all out of a belief that the output of one process can be another process’ input.

Operation Zero Waste Dabao* is a youth-led campaign to encourage reuse over wastage, and a means to research the barriers consumers and food outlets face in adopting sustainable practices.

From July 29 to August 9, a network of F&B outlets will also, to the best of their abilities, pledge to

The campaign’s target is to reduce the use of disposables in the outlets by 70% of all takeaway orders on August 9, 2013: a National Day truly worth celebrating.

Learn more about The Backstory and Operation Zero Waste Dabao!

*“Dabao” or “打包” in Chinese refers to take-out/take-away/take-home orders. In-house dining usually uses reusable cutlery and tableware.

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Popiah photo by food_in_mouth/flickr; smashing styrofoam photo by Halimah Ilavarasi and Gangasudhan from VegVibe.

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