Voices of youth

Trolley users must be responsible

I commend FairPrice for its new effort to deploy trolley enforcement officers to reduce the number of trolleys abandoned ("FairPrice rolls out 'trolley enforcement officers'"; last Saturday).

It is sad that there is a need to employ people to remind others to return their trolleys after shopping. This is an act that should be automatic and self-regulated.

These trolleys can be easily returned. There is no reason to choose not to do so. If every shopper can be responsible, there would be no need even to use a coin when using a trolley.

I hope that this pilot project at Jurong Point mall will be successful in raising awareness, and that there will be a decrease in the number of abandoned trolleys.

Supermarkets are family-oriented places. Hence, customers need to be mindful, for irresponsible actions will be imitated by our young and reflect the quality and values of Singapore as a whole.

Mavis Zhang XingJia, 16,

Secondary 4 student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2016, with the headline 'Trolley users must be responsible'. Print Edition | Subscribe