Bags, straws, coffee lids, and to-go containers are common items that make up the millions of tons of plastics polluting our oceans, posing a threat to both wildlife and human health. In the plight to lessen the plastic foot-print, Quayside are transitioning towards a plastic-free lifestyle in 2019, and we couldn’t love them more for it!
The ‘Plastic Free Quay’ campaign kicks off this month, encouraging residents and guests to remain mindful of the long-term impact their consumerism has on the environment. The first community-driven initiative of its kind from a Singapore neighbourhood, the initiative will be supported by Quayside’s resident establishments; by joining forces, the Quayside collective hope to accelerate positive change by leading by example and promoting sustainable dining through eco-friendly alternatives:
- STEP 1 – Plastic straws will be replaced with metal straws or biodegradable alternatives that meet suitable paper considerations.
- STEP 2 – Take-out diners will see food containers and plastic cutlery being replaced with paper alternatives.
- STEP 3 – On-site diners will see the removal of plastic glassware and a gradual reduction of plastic bags usage.
- STEP 3 – Quayside are being proactive in their recycling efforts! Restaurants such as Three Buns have already taken their commitment to sustainability a step further with the usage of upcycled furniture in their interiors and have introduced bamboo dog bowls for the pups of the Quay. Withsustainability at the core of its offering, 1880 has carefully curated a drinks menu focusing on zero waste closed loop cocktails and Summerlong has a NORDAQ Fresh water filtration, serving unlimited still and sparkling water at a donation of $1 to maintain the system.
The ‘Plastic Free Quay’ campaign continues to identify new opportunities to start conversations that lead to a positive impact on the world. For more information on how you can reduce plastic and recycle, please visit: