Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in Singapore

September 12, 2016 by  
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Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in SingaporeIn June 2016, we published our Position Paper on the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Disposables in Singapore, to urge the government and businesses to develop concrete plans and take bold actions to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic disposables.

As a follow-up to our Position Paper and to focus specifically on the problem of excessive usage and wastage of single-use plastic bags in Singapore, Zero Waste SG recently conducted a public survey on a plastic bag charge. The survey would help us to understand the opinion of supermarket shoppers on a charge for plastic bags and whether they are ready for a plastic bag charge in the future.

This recommendation paper shows the results of the survey and recommends that the government introduce a mandatory plastic bag charge scheme to reduce the excessive usage and wastage of single-use plastic bags and to encourage people to bring their own reusable bags.

Download Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in Singapore (634 downloads )

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One Response to “Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in Singapore”
  1. Susan says:

    These are what I think should be implemented

    – charge for plastic bags
    – charge for plastic cutleries and disable chopsticks
    – for eating-in, disposable-ware should be banned
    – phase out styrofoam cups/boxes. Encourage use of paper.

    Someone should market nice cutleries set and make it a fashion to use them.
    Have basins in foodcourt/hawker centres for rinsing them

    If the government can have nice promotion videos on education/reducing use of water, there should be a video to promote “reduce”

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