No age barrier in contributing to sustainability efforts in Singapore

Ms Liow Oi Lian, 57, began making compost in 2013 to cut food waste and regenerate garden soil. Ms Padmarani Srivatsan, 56, also reduces waste through composting - she makes compost by mixing food waste, dried leaves and homemade yogurt, and teaches
Ms Seah Lang Ing, who became interested in the environment cause through news reports about promoting sustainability, goes for beach cleanups two to three times a month. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
Ms Liow Oi Lian, 57, began making compost in 2013 to cut food waste and regenerate garden soil. Ms Padmarani Srivatsan, 56, also reduces waste through composting - she makes compost by mixing food waste, dried leaves and homemade yogurt, and teaches
Mr Lim Hum Leng, 60, goes for beach cleanups and uses reusable bags to buy food. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID
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SINGAPORE - The Government's recent announcement that it will work on a charging model for disposable carrier bags at supermarkets has cast the spotlight on Singapore's current environmental efforts, which often seem to be associated with the younger generation.

But experts said that while the actions of younger people may be more visible through social media, older people, including retirees, are just as active in being sustainable in their daily activities.

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