Mission

Plastic-Lite Singapore is a volunteer group started in early September 2016 to inspire Singaporeans to adopt an environmentally conscious, plastic-lite lifestyle. We believe in cutting unnecessary waste and emphasize “refuse” as the first step towards sustainability.

Vision

Other than reducing waste at source, we aim to eventually instill environmental consciousness in all, and impact our linear plastic-use system to be more circular in nature.

Our Initiatives

Plastic-Lite Singapore is currently working on the following programmes:

  • Bounce Bags, a bag-share point that aims to reduce the usage of single-use plastic bags by setting up a common collection and retrieval point for donated reusable bags near supermarkets
  • No-Straw Tuesdays, where schools and students reduce their plastic consumption by not using straws on Tuesdays
  • Let’s Talk Climate – our new blog where our writers analyze international environmental issues and policies!

We also regularly runs talks and roadshows at schools, communities, corporates, and public events to raise awareness about plastic pollution and what can be done to stop it.

We are convinced that reducing the plastic in our environment is vital for us and our future generations to live in a healthy, sustainable world.

Our Team

Aarti Giri

Founder

Aarti has always been passionate about environmental sustainability. On top of running Plastic-Lite Singapore, Aarti runs her own business selling eco-friendly bags made of jute fibre to corporates and individuals. Aarti holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology and previously worked at Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory Singapore as a Research Associate.


Tan Shi Zhou

Lead, Volunteer Management

Shi Zhou is an advocate for environmental sustainability, the former president of Temasek Polytechnic’s environmental club has volunteered in numerous organisations such as Nature Society Singapore, People’s Movement to Stop Haze and ECO Singapore. Currently serving as a grassroots leader, Shi Zhou aspires to be a researcher for sustainable materials.


Rajul Priyadarshini 

Lead, Corporate & Schools Outreach

Rajul has held a lifelong passion for conservation and the environment. With a background in Economics and several years in the Corporate sector, she understands that sustainability and profitability are inextricably linked and can be achieved together. She reaches out to corporates as well as schools and colleges.


Shalini Mariyappan

Lead, Publicity Team

Shalini is currently a student in University. She was always interested in the environment but it was only recently that she discovered her true passion in environmental sustainability. She is beyond excited to be on this journey in saving the earth and is thrilled for all the adventures that life has yet to bring.


Sandra Sim

Lead, Eateries Outreach Team

Sandra partners with eateries and businesses to reduce their plastic footprint. She believes small differences can make the largest impact and aims to infect the world with a heart for the environment, starting with those around her and her colleagues across APAC.


Terese Anne Teoh

Lead, Bounce Bags Outreach

Terese works on partnering town councils to take part in Bounce Bags, and also started the new blog series, Let’s Talk Climate. Apart from Plastic-Lite, Terese is also a Content Author for Climate Science (climate-science.com) and an intern at Singapore Press Holdings. She loves to do gardening as well as read and write about environmental issues. Passionate about justice and peace, she aspires to promote international cooperation, as well as discover more ways for sustainable growth.


Pek Shibao

Advisor

Pek is a sustainability analyst trained in development economics. He created the PLSG website and led the Eateries Outreach team before moving to the UK for further studies, while continuing as a valuable advisor. He’s interested in ways to reduce waste in all parts of life.


Join us!

We’re always looking for passionate individuals to join us in our efforts to make Singapore plastic-lite. If you’re interested in volunteering with us, click here.

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