Time for a novel idea

As a former environmental health officer, I support the implementation of a reward system to catch litterbugs ("Get rewarded for catching a litterbug?"; yesterday).

Despite the Government's decades-long efforts at trying to arrest the littering problem, many parts of Singapore today are dirty.

It is time to try something new, such as the reward system in Taiwan, where people are given a portion of the summons payment after they submit evidence of litterbugs caught in the act.

Raymond Lo Wan Mou

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 14, 2015, with the headline 'Time for a novel idea'. Print Edition | Subscribe