Recycling rates in Singapore still low: Survey

Recycling rates remain low, and many still get it wrong when it comes to what can go into the ubiquitous blue recycling bins around the island, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.
Recycling rates remain low, and many still get it wrong when it comes to what can go into the ubiquitous blue recycling bins around the island, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.PHOTO: ST FILE

About six in 10 Singaporean households say they recycle at least once a week, according to a new survey here. But recycling rates remain low, and many still get it wrong when it comes to what can go into the ubiquitous blue recycling bins around the island, according to the latest figures from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources.

Based on interviews with about 2,000 households, the survey found that 56 per cent are "regular recyclers" .

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2019, with the headline 'Recycling rates in S'pore still low: Survey'. Print Edition | Subscribe