How green are we, really?


Who checks? Car workshops like this one are a common sight in residential areas, sometimes operating right next to a restaurant. Is anyone checking what they do with their waste, like oil, paint, and chemicals? — Filepic/The Star

YET another World Environment Day – marked yearly on June 5 – has come and gone. As usual there was the rhetoric about plastics and polystyrene pollution.

What I see is that most food outlets have either stopped using plastic straws to save money or only provide them if you order expensive drinks. As for plastic bags, they are still very much around for 20sen a piece.

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