For this year’s World Oceans’ Day, Mazars in Singapore collaborated with WWF (World Wildlife Fund) and reaffirmed its commitment towards being #MazarsForGood, a global citizen devoted to having a positive impact on the world and communities around us.
During the event with WWF, Mazars in Singapore pledged to champion the cause of reducing plastic waste. According to WWF, about 700 million kg of plastic waste is discarded every year in Singapore. From this amount, only less than 10% of plastics are being recycled. This rash usage of plastic has severely impacted ocean health and biodiversity.
Mazarians also gained a deeper understanding of the increasing impact of plastic waste on the environment and how they could play a part in reducing plastic waste. Special souvenirs were given to Mazarians to help them reduce the use of plastic in their daily lives.
In joining the global plastic revolution, Mazars in Singapore is committed to the following 4Rs:
- Reduce: Ensure that the usage of plastic bags and plastic boxes for takeaway is minimised in the daily operations of the office by offering organic fabric tote bags and organic lunchboxes,
- Reuse: Promote the use of non-plastic tumblers and bottles,
- Refuse: Educate employees on the benefits of ‘refusing’ plastic straws and opting for alternatives like metal straws,
- Remove: Encourage the reduction in the usage of disposable cutlery and opt for reusable metal cutlery sets instead.
Rick Chan, Managing Partner of Mazars in Singapore, was proud to see Mazarians adopting new ways to combat plastic pollution. He said, “One of the major issues with plastic straws is that they are too small and lightweight to be captured even in the latest recycling machines. It is great to see that Mazarians are using steel straws to reduce plastic usage.”
As part of our long-term commitment, we will ensure that plastic use is minimised in our daily operations. We will also continue with our 'Mazars in the Green Scene’ initiative to raise awareness on environmental and health issues among the firm.