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New campaign launched to encourage Singaporeans to recycle

New campaign launched to encourage Singaporeans to recycle

Ask Ms Michelle Fong, 45, if recycling is good for the environment and she will say "yes" in a heartbeat. Yet the manager in an interior design and renovation company does not recycle at all, preferring to send all waste down the rubbish chute. "You can say I am lazy, but I do not want to spend the extra effort. I find it ma fan (Chinese for troublesome)." Old newspapers and used containers, she adds, can clutter up her place and make it look unsightly. She lives in a four-room Housing Board (HDB) flat in Tampines with her two children, aged 16 and 22. Her attitude is probably familiar to many Singaporeans. Practical, time-strapped and space-challenged, people find it hard to make the effort to collect and sort recyclable materials from their trash, although they know that it is the virtuous thing to do. NUMBERS IN A NUTSHELL 20 per cent Singapore's household recycling rat...

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