Sentosa Island eliminating plastic bottles
Businesses on Singapore’s tourist island hotspot Sentosa are having a plastics purge.
All hotels, food venues and attractions on Sentosa island will ditch plastic bottled water by the year-end.
That will save an estimated two million plastic bottles annually.
Sentosa Development Corporation says companies will no longer supply free bottled water in hotel rooms, at events and in restaurants.
“We have chosen to start with bottled water as potable water is readily accessible in Singapore,” the SDC said.
Next in line be limiting the use of plastic carrier bags, takeaway food containers and one-use plastic cutlery.
Details on this next step will likely be announced by the end of 2023.
A recent report stated Singapore was the world’s biggest consumer per capita of bottled water.
A separate study found Sentosa Island generates about 22,800 tonnes of waste annually.
Some Sentosa hotels have already eliminated single use plastics as part of hotel chains’ sustainability plans.
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