Want to help to reduce on Global Warning? Simply buy the reusable bags from any seven food retailers, and use it to replace plastic bag.
I know it is not easy to change over night, as we all are so use to have all our shopping groceries in the plastic bag which was given free. But if we don't even want to make a little effort to help our earth now, what will happen to our next generation then?
Just around me, I already got negative feedbacks on this campaign. It is a sad thing, isn't it? If we are so concern about next generation, shouldn't we be doing more than only education, giving them tuitions in order to be top in the class, buying them toys or computer games and providing them good foods etc.
Now we are really talking about HOME that we need to provide without hurting the earth further.
So despite facing this, I will do my best by doing bit by bit first.
See the facts from http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/269779/1/.html-
* From next week, shoppers who still want a plastic bag will be asked to make a 10 cent donation. And starting in May, the first Wednesday of each month will be dedicated for shoppers to bring their own bag.
* This campaign is aimed at reducing the amount of waste created.* Singapore consumes 2.5 billion plastic bags each year. "We noticed that over the years, more and more plastic bags are being used.
* Singapore incinerates its waste plastic bags and burning a tonne of them produces almost 2,900 kilograms of carbon dioxide - the gas that causes global warming.
* Global warming is the reason why glaciers melt, causing sea levels to rise. And that is a serious issue for islands like Singapore. And some plastic bags end up as rubbish, polluting beaches and clogging up waterways & drains. "Each year, we do waste studies in incineration plants, and found a large amount of plastic bags unused and thrown away by people as trash items. This indicates that there is huge room for us to cut down the wastage," says Yang Hong, Senior Environment Health Executive, Resource Conservation Department, NEA.
* And that's why, instead of promoting retailers to switch to biodegradable bags, NEA's strategy is to focus on public education, as everyone has a part to play.