MySDG Step – Plugging

By: Chua Xin Yu

Almost half of all plastics produced globally originates from Asia and the region is responsible for over 80 percent of plastic waste ending up in our oceans. I have joined a plugging event once during my high school. Litter picking or plugging might not seem like the most glamorous activity, but I think the perspective is changing. It is not just about looking after the environment, it is about getting out in the fresh air, socializing, and looking after your own well-being too. These are all great things to do. It is so satisfying when I find a piece of litter. I pick up plastic fizzy drink bottles, beer cans, polystyrene, cigarette packets, crisp packets, and chocolate bar wrappers. During a 40-minutes session, each of us can fill up to one bin bag. It is such a meaningful event as we can contribute to our earth.