Every effort counts for clean and green Singapore

The displays at the annual Clean and Green Carnival clearly spelled out the key goals of the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint ("Celebrating a clean and green Singapore with carnival festivities"; ST Online, Nov 5).

Through the participation schools, civil society organisations and companies, the key takeaway at the event is that everyone has a role to play to make Singapore more sustainable. And the individual is the most important player.

Yet, Singaporeans are not doing enough. The household recycling rate last year was 19 per cent, compared with the overall recycling rate of 61 per cent.

In fact, there was a significant amount of contamination in the recycling bins at the carnival.

We need to cut wasteful consumption and carbon emission to fight climate change.

Muhammad Alif Azan