Singapore has our very own landfill created in 1999 to help tackle our trash and waste problem.
Each year 200,000 tonnes of waste and incinerated ash generated by our little red dot gets sent there. At this rate, it is estimated that by 2035, it will run out of space. With the size of Singapore, it is challenging to build more landfills to accommodate our current way of living. This is certainly a worrying issue if nothing is done to slow it down. As part of our calling to take care of our Common Home (Laudato Si), it is important to be more conscious of our daily way of lives. Pope Francis has repeatedly spoken against the “throw-away culture” of secular humanism. Every action we take today will definitely have an accumulative impact on our future. We need to reduce the amount of wastage produce and divert the recyclables away from the landfill.
Reduce Reuse and Recycle:-
The empty glass bottles that you have at home and use it as a container for other items are home;
The rice plastic bag or any plastic packaging that comes with the item you buy to hold the wet rubbish;
Recycle some of your unwanted clothes, bedsheets by cutting them into rags, washcloths, or even remake it into usable bags, toys;
Reduce the number of bags taken from the supermarket, bakery and shopping centres by bringing your own;
Bring a reusable bottle instead of buying plastic bottled water and reusable coffee cup to your favourite drink store
By creating awareness of what is happening to our earth and sharing what we can do to help her, Laudato Si’@CDM hope to work with everyone to create a better home for our future.
For more information, visit www.divinemercy.sg/main/laudatosi