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