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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

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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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2022, with the headline Singapore's green transition: How to win hearts and minds. Subscribe