Tag: SEC

An idea to charge for plastic bags on weekends [News]

An idea to charge for plastic bags on weekends [News] By Neo Chai Chin, TODAY, 1 Oct 2013. Wading again into what it calls a “very polarising environmental issue” here, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) yesterday floated the idea of charging for supermarket plastic bags on weekends after a six-month outreach and education effort next year. Backed by survey findings…

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

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

Do we need that plastic bag? [News]

Do we need that plastic bag? [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 28 Apr 2012. A few days ago, I found myself in the curious position of having no plastic bags left in the house, and needing to take out the trash. That meant going to the supermarket and buying something that I was going to buy anyway, like…

Plastic bag production ‘an environmental worry’ [News]

Plastic bag production ‘an environmental worry’ [News] By Lee Jia Xin and Goh Shi Ting, The Straits Times, 27 Apr 2012. Plastic bag production in Singapore has been singled out as an environmental worry because of the amount of crude oil it uses. About 1.2kg of the precious resource goes into every kilogram of bags manufactured, according to a study…

Supermarts may start charging for plastic bags [News]

Supermarts may start charging for plastic bags [News] By Lee Jia Xin, The Straits Times, 23 Apr 2012. Shoppers may need to pay for plastic bags in the future, if a proposal being studied is adopted. The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is studying ways to cut down on the excessive use of plastic bags here. One of the options being…