LETTER SENT TO THE STRAITS TIMES ON 18 MARCH 2008
In recent years, there has been an increase in the circulation of commuter newspapers in Singapore.
What happens often at the end of a journey is that a person throws the newspaper in litter bins. Such bins are available easily at train stations or bus interchanges.
This is unfortunate because it encourages irresponsible social behaviour.
Operators of these stations and interchanges should consider providing recycling stands or areas for these newspapers. Others will then be free to pick up these newspapers and further benefit from the information in these publications.
At the end of the day, the newspapers could be sold to recycling companies. In that process, public transport operations will gain an additional revenue stream.
The National Environment Agency and Media Development Authority can facilitate the realisation of this idea as a public-private sector initiative.
Please consider the environment - do you really need to print this?