What is PACT?
Started by WWF-Singapore, PACT (Plastic ACTion) is a voluntary, business initiative to eliminate plastic pollution in nature and towards a circular economy on plastics where no materials are wasted.
PACT recognises the integral role that businesses have in the production and consumption of plastics globally, and the need for more accountability for the plastics these businesses introduce into the market.
With growing momentum across the world against plastics, businesses have been looking to take action. However, we need to avoid incomplete or fragmented measures like replacing plastics with materials that can have a higher environmental footprint, or alternatives that might lead to worse environmental outcomes.
Under the PACT initiative, WWFs team works with businesses, to provide advice, assistance and helps them take science-based decisions every step of the way.
As part of PACT, which is supported by the National Environment Agency and Zero Waste SG, over 270 food and beverage (F&B) outlets in Singapore will phase out plastic straws by 1 July 2019, in a major industry push to reduce the use of plastic disposables. The F&B outlets will remove straws completely from their premises or provide them only on request.
going straw-free by 1 July 2019
A Poke Theory
(Raffles, Swissotel, Fairmont, SO, Sofitel, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Ibis, Ibis Styles)
Brawn & Brains Coffee
Carrotsticks & Cravings
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Guzman Y Gomez
iFood Pte Ltd
(Good News Cafe, Providence Cafe)
Jones the Grocer
Lo & Behold
(Loof, Over Easy, White Rabbit, Tanjong Beach Club, Rabbit Hole, Extra Virgin Pizza, Black Swan, Odette, Le Bon Funk, Straits Clan, Clan cafe, Esora)
Nylon Coffee Roasters
Plain Vanilla Bakery
SunTec Convention Centre
(Cafe Melba, The Exchange, BQ Bar, Molly Malone’s, Bullandbear)
The Coffee Academics
The Social Space
The Spa Esprit Group
(Tiong Bahru Bakery, Open Farm Community (incl. NOKA sister restaurant), Tippling Club, Ding Dong, The Butcher’s Wide, Common Man Coffee Roasters, 40 Hands, Grounded by CMCR)