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…

Behavioural Change Crucial to Reduction in Plastic Bag Wastage [Press Release]

Singapore, 30 September 2013 – In 2011 alone, consumers in Singapore used approximately 3 billion plastic bags. The alarming figure has prompted concerned members of the public to write to environmental organisations, newspapers and online forums calling for a ban or a tax to be levied on plastic bags. A few have also called on the government to enforce this through…

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…

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…