Almost two years after it first began, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to raise serious concerns about our environment and future.

Our choices matter now more than ever; how we protect ourselves in the pandemic inevitably impacts the quality of our surroundings. Everything we do to stay safe, like putting on a mask or shopping online, has its implications.

There is an urgent need to review our recent consumption of single-use plastics as a society, as well as identify current and future threats and opportunities to the environment as a result of throwaway use.

We hope that these pages provide you with the information necessary to understand the implications of the pandemic on Malaysia’s consumption and disposal of plastic.

At the same time, it won’t be all doom and gloom; there will also be suggestions and ideas to empower you to take action against plastic pollution, whether in your capacity as an individual, collective, or organisation.