8 million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans every year. Besides polluting the ocean, they can also cause harm to our friends in the sea, which may be trapped by or ingest these plastics. The A family decided to do something about it on 22 June by inviting our best buddies in society to join us in our first corporate social responsibility programme to clean up a portion of the beach on East Coast Park. We also enjoyed a hearty brunch at Baker and Bar St Marc as we learned about the (slow!) decomposition rate of different materials we picked, from plastic to styrofoam and cigarette butts. Now there’s no excuse not to do more to save the Earth.