We use it, toss it, and don’t think much about it. But single use plastic straws stay with us for a long time, idling in the landfill or drifting in the sea. 

“This is a problem not just in Singapore, but worldwide,” said Mr Jeremy Quek, an executive of Green Nudge Singapore, a social enterprise with an environmental focus.

Mr Quek added that as plastic straws are too small to be recycled, the best way forward is to “refuse” to use them in the first place. 

Have Singaporeans done enough to refuse plastic straws? Watch our video to find out how many used straws could be collected from one food center in 2 hours.