Singapore launches national strategy to tackle growing problem of marine litter

5/6/2022 3:30:00 PM

The national plan outlines six key areas that are tailored to the nation's context, says MSE.

The national plan outlines six key areas that are tailored to the nation's context, says MSE.

Singapore has stepped up a gear to combat marine litter, launching a national strategy on Sunday (June 5) to tackle the growing problem.

This was up from around 3,490 tonnes in 2020 and 3,640 tonnes in 2019, according to data released on Sunday.Singapore has tackled marine litter through measures such as programmes to reduce the use of disposables, ground-up initiatives to clean coastal areas, and research and development on issues like the impact of litter on marine life.

The National Action Strategy on Marine Litter - launched by the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE) - consolidates various stakeholders' existing efforts, and is a first step to formalise the country's actions to address the issue.

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