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Singapore's green transition: How to win hearts and minds

By thinking creatively, we could reframe the sustainability narrative to appeal to the broadest spectrum of society

As human beings are social creatures, there could be a role for friendly competition to spur one another to good works, says the writer. PHOTO: ST FILE
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The proposal for consumers of pre-packaged drinks to pay a 10- or 20-cent deposit, reclaimable upon return of the beverage container ("Canned, bottled drinks may cost 10 to 20 cents more in recycling scheme", Sept 21), will help to boost Singapore's national recycling effort.

In explaining the scheme, Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and the Environment Amy Khor stressed that the money collected would be a deposit rather than a tax.

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