30 Apr '16, 3am

People recycling less despite government measures to encourage it

Since September 2014, every HDB block has had a blue recycling bin, in which people put paper, plastics and other recyclables, placed nearby. ST FILE PHOTO This was despite a raft of government initiatives to make it more convenient for people to recycle. For instance, since September 2014, every Housing Board block has had a blue recycling bin, in which people put paper, plastics and other recyclables, placed close by. Before the initiative began in 2011, one bin was shared by five blocks. In January 2014, the HDB also said it would install recycling chutes in all new blocks with throw points on each floor. Recyclables collected in the big blue bins are picked up by a dedicated recycling truck and sent to a materials recovery facility, where they are sorted into different waste streams, such as plastic, paper, metal and glass, bundled, and sent to local and overseas recyc...

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