Sad that we have to be incentivised to be civil

Patrons returning their trays at the Yishun Park Hawker Centre tray return station. PHOTO: ST FILE

I read the news on charging for the return of trays at hawker centres with mixed emotions (More hawker centres to charge deposit for food trays in productivity push; ST Online, Jan 29).

The team behind this move has to be praised for coming up with this idea to tackle the problem of people not returning trays.

But I feel sad that we need to provide a financial incentive to encourage civic behaviour.

Ng Jit Cheng

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