Why Singaporeans can’t say “No” to plastic bags [News]

July 4, 2013 by  
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By Kimberly Spykerman, Channel NewsAsia, 5 Jun 2013.

Singaporeans just can’t seem to do away with plastic bags, despite calls to do so to save Mother Earth.

Each year in Singapore, some 2.5 billion plastic bags are used which means vast quantities of non-renewable resources such as crude oil and natural gas are consumed to produce them.

The Singapore Environment Council wants to find out why and it has commissioned a research paper to understand attitudes toward plastic bag usage.

Some 200 people will be surveyed and the findings will be shared in September.

Based on the findings, the council will propose creative solutions to the government in tackling the problem.

Executive Director of Singapore Environment Council, Jose Raymond noted that while the use of plastic bags cannot be eradicated as many people see them as a necessary commodity, it is important to look at how to reduce the amount of plastic bag use in Singapore as it is a problem that is not being dealt with quickly enough.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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