Nationwide push to reduce disposables, encourage reusables

A sculpture made of plastic bottles and plastic bags at Ikea Tampines yesterday. Last year, about 164,500 tonnes of domestic waste here was made up of disposables - enough to fill about 300 Olympic-size swimming pools.
A sculpture made of plastic bottles and plastic bags at Ikea Tampines. Last year, about 164,500 tonnes of domestic waste here was made up of disposables - enough to fill about 300 Olympic-size swimming pools.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

Eateries, schools, supermarkets in campaign; incentives for those using sustainable items

More than 1,600 premises - including food and beverage establishments, hotels, schools and supermarkets - will be encouraging people to cut back on disposables such as plastic bags and takeaway containers over the next three months.

They come under 59 organisations that have joined a nationwide National Environment Agency campaign to get the public to choose reusable options.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 09, 2019, with the headline 'Nationwide push to reduce disposables, encourage reusables'. Print Edition | Subscribe