For the planet's sake, buy less and ask more of sellers' green claims

This is the fifth of 12 primers on current affairs issues under the news outreach programme by The Straits Times and the Ministry of Education.

As sustainability becomes more mainstream, consumers also need to be wary of greenwashing. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - From the middle of next year, shoppers will have to pay at least five cents per disposable bag at most supermarket outlets.

Unlike a plastic ban, which countries like Kenya have imposed, Singapore's move aims to reduce excessive consumption of such bags while ensuring they remain available for people to bag their wet waste.

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