Extra Space Asia’s Journey towards a Zero Waste Nation
Based on a research done by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the excessive use of plastic has created a 400-year problem. In Singapore alone, about 700 million kilogrammes of plastic waste are discarded every year. And out of this massive amount, only less than 10% of plastics are being recycled. These shocking numbers have adversely affected our ocean health and biodiversity. By 2050, there could be more plastic wastes in our ocean than fishes by weight.
At Extra Space Asia, we are committed to caring for the environment and create a sustainable world for our future generations. Our continuous effort to become a more sustainable and energy-efficient organisation has led to the implementation and use of more eco-friendly materials to reduce the overall waste generated and carbon footprint. In 2016, as part of Extra Space Asia’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) environmental initiative, we distributed free eco-friendly and reusable tote bags to all of our new Customers as a welcome pack before their move-in process.
Our eco-friendly tote bags are specially designed in-house and made from 100% cotton. Besides being a functional and reusable replacement for plastic bags, this is also one of our few ways to give back to Mother Nature. Here’s a fun fact: our in-house tote bag designs have become something of a collectable and – over the years – have gone through over 5 different designs!
Through this green initiative, we hope to be a part in creating a positive, sustainable future for Singapore and advance our vision towards becoming a Zero Waste Nation.