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Question by Mr Ang Hin Kee: To ask the Minister for the Environment and
Water Resources whether the Ministry plans to align and standardise the colour
codes of all recycling bins beyond housing estates to the shopping malls,
hotels, offices and industrial estates for easy recall and identification as
there is currently no consistency in how bins are labelled and can be confusing
Answer by Minister:
Currently, owners of
commercial and industrial premises have the flexibility to choose the type and
colour of recycling bins and recycling bin labels used on their premises. This
is to cater to the different considerations that building owners may have, such
as the recycling culture and awareness level of building occupants, space
availability, and the overall design and aesthetics of the premises.
this, my Ministry and the National Environment Agency (NEA) will study further the
standardising of recycling bin colours. The NEA will consult the various
stakeholders involved, such as waste collectors and building owners.
Last updated: 07 Oct 2019
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