Disposable bag charge sends signal that everyone plays part in sustainability efforts: Grace Fu

From mid-2023, shoppers will have to pay at least five cents for every disposable bag they take at most supermarket outlets. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - The disposable bag charge that will kick in at most supermarket outlets from the middle of next year may not be a needle mover when it comes to tackling climate change, but it sends the signal that everyone has a part to play in the effort, said Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Grace Fu.

The Government is moving to curb planet-warming emissions from large polluters here through policies such as the carbon tax, she added, but tackling climate change will involve societal change too.

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