Why does the ministry not impose a charge on the use of plastic bags?
To conserve resources and reduce the amount of waste, we encourage public to take only what they need, and reuse their plastic bags. In Singapore, plastic bags are reused by households to bag their refuse, such as food waste, before disposing of into the refuse chute. This helps to avoid spillage, odour and pest infestation during waste collection. Plastic bags are properly incinerated and do not end up directly in the landfill. Click here to learn more about waste management.
You may find information on waste management and recycling statistics via the National Environment Agency (NEA)’s website here.
Besides the various takeback schemes by companies to collect unwanted electronic items for recycling, used items which are in serviceable condition can be donated, sold or exchanged at various collection centres.You are encouraged to make use of the various e-waste recycling programmes voluntarily offered by industry stakeholders. Simply drop your e-waste at the recycling points to give them a second lease of life. You can find out more about the various recycling programmes at the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) website here.