No plastic straws at this food court

Organisations, eateries and individuals are cutting down on waste by adopting the reduce, re-use and recycle policy

The credit cards are staying plastic, but when customers get a drink of water at OCBC now, it will not come in a bottle, but in a biodegradable cup adorned with playful patterns designed by its staff.

The bank's eco-initiative is one shared by many organisations across the island these days, in the wake of a greater awareness of just how much waste people produce.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 01, 2018, with the headline 'No plastic straws at this food court'. Print Edition | Subscribe