Ria Tan features the ICCS on Wild Shores of Singapore:
“The effort is not just to gather trash, but data on the trash. The operation is done professionally. Months before the date, there are countless runs of briefings to explain (a) Singapore has marvellous marine life (b) WHY litter is bad for marine life and humans.
The data reveals clearly the sources of litter (us) and it doesn’t take much to join the dots on what we can do as individuals.
After seeing the data, I personally never use a straw anymore. I say, a human above the age of 2 doesn’t have to suck at drinks. And to use a plastic object for a few minutes and then throw it away is just wrong.”