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4,500 diners reminded to return trays as dining in resumes

As many as 4,500 diners had to be reminded by NEA officers to return their food trays to the tray stations on Mon, the first day dining in was allowed to resume. During a visit to North Bridge…

No change to Sept 1 start of tray return enforcement, despite curtailed advisory period: NEA

Despite a shorter-than-expected advisory period, the authorities will still begin issuing fines and warnings on diners who fail to return their trays at hawker centres from Sept 1, NEA said on Tues. The agency had announced in May…

JTC, Shell tie up to explore building 60ha solar farm at Semakau Landfill

A solar farm will be built at the Semakau Landfill, covering about one-sixth of its 350ha space, if plans by JTC and oil giant Shell come to pass. On Thurs, JTC and Shell signed a MOU to explore…

Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre closed for cleaning after hawker tests positive for COVID-19

Telok Blangah Drive Food Centre will close for three days from Wed after a hawker there tested positive for COVID-19, MP Rachel Ong said on Tues. The hawker, a 42-year-old Singaporean, was listed as Case 64218 in MOH’s…

Charge more for disposables to get people to use their own containers

With the current ban on dining in, I have noticed more disposables being used at eateries. This will generate more waste. I assume that since many customers are working from home, they would have set off from their…

Going digital can help hawkers maintain livelihoods

We thank Ms Grace Chua Siew Hwee for her letter (Digitalisation does not work for all hawker stalls and patrons, June 9). We agree that hawkers in Singapore have varied needs. Some will continue to prefer conventional methods…

7,000 wet market stallholders to receive one-month rental waiver to cope with reduced business

Some 7,000 wet market stallholders will receive a one-month rental waiver to help them cope with the impact of lower footfall at markets due to the ongoing heightened alert restrictions. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for…

More sustainable, smarter waste collection and recycling for City-Punggol households and businesses

People living and working in the City-Punggol sector can look forward to smarter and more sustainable services for public waste collection and recycling under a new contract awarded to SembWaste. Among them is a new fleet of refuse…

NEA to raise minimum energy performance standards for four appliance types

NEA will raise the minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for the four appliance types it regulates starting next year, it said on Tues. The move is part of NEA’s ongoing efforts to help households become more energy efficient,…

Maximise natural ventilation instead of buying air purifier: NEA

It is not necessary to use air purifiers at home, and people should instead adopt practices like opening doors or windows as much as possible to maximise natural ventilation to reduce the risk of getting exposed to Covid-19,…

More than 300 e-waste recycling bins to be deployed from July

More than 300 e-waste recycling bins will be deployed across Singapore in public areas from Jul 1, said NEA. The move is part of NEA’s e-waste Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme, which began with a soft launch on…

Higher risk of dengue transmission as Aedes mosquito population growing islandwide, says NEA

NEA is expecting an increasing number of dengue cases as Singapore enters the warmer months of the year. This is due to the accelerated breeding and maturation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and shorter incubation period of the…

Capacity to treat greasy waste to double by 2025

Singapore is set to double its greasy waste treatment capabilities by 2025, in line with projected population growth and an increase in the number of eateries here. At present, the island’s only greasy waste treatment facility is located…

Discarded disposables in S’pore enough to fill 400 Olympic swimming pools

Last year, about 200,000 tonnes of disposables including carrier bags and takeaway containers were thrown away here, said NEA. These were enough to fill up 400 Olympic-sized swimming pools. This figure remains unchanged from 2019 and made up…

Residents urged to do their part as estates struggle with fewer cleaners and more garbage

About 60 per cent of the migrant workers of Tampines North’s new cleaning contractor have been unable to enter Singapore to start work. The 40 per cent of workers who are here have had to work extra hard,…

Open windows, turn off air-con: New guidelines to stem Covid-19 spread in poorly ventilated spaces

If your office does not have a mechanical ventilation system to provide fresh air, you should now open all windows and doors as often as possible. And the air-conditioning should be reduced or turned off when this is…

NEA ‘encouraged’ by takeaway orders at hawkers, reminds patrons to maintain safe distancing

NEA said it is “encouraged” to see that hawkers are still getting physical orders despite the dining in restrictions, as it reminded patrons to maintain safe distancing while queueing for takeaways. This comes after netizens took to social…

Woman seen in viral video not wearing face mask at MBS turns up at court without mask on

A 53-year-old woman, who was caught not wearing a face mask while at MBS in a video that went viral earlier this month, turned up at the State Courts on Mon without one on for part of the…

As old habits die hard at hawker centres, Singapore seeks to fine its way out

A month into working as a cleaner at a hawker centre in the Boon Keng area, Ms Lakshmi considered quitting. With only 10 people on her team, the former hospital cleaner felt stretched thin during the peak dining…

NEA to give $9 million in rental waivers, subsidies to help S’pore hawkers with tightened Covid-19 measures

Hawkers bearing the brunt of restrictions imposed amid a spike in Covid-19 infections will receive some relief with rental waivers and subsidies amounting to $9 million in total. Senior Minister of State for MSE Amy Khor on Sat…

Ikea sets good example for tray return system

Ikea sets a good example when it comes to the tray return system, even without imposing rules and regulations. The store’s trays are always clean, and “eating” from the tray is easy and hassle-free. I have not once…

Diners who fail to clear tables at hawker centres may face $300 fine from 1 Sept: NEA

Be prepared to be fined $300 if you do not clear your dirty tray, crockery and litter at a table after a meal at any hawker centre from 1 Sept. To help diners familiarise themselves and adjust, there…

Man fined and sentenced to corrective work for throwing cigarette butt; caught littering 8 times in 12 years

A repeat offender was fined S$3,600 and sentenced to perform 12 hours of corrective work for throwing a cigarette butt in a public place, said NEA on Wed. Peh Choe Kong, 49, was convicted in court on May…

New garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex for families to scatter ash remains of loved ones

A new garden at Choa Chu Kang Cemetery Complex, which includes a special area for people to scatter the cremated remains of their loved ones, will open from next Mon. Singapore’s first inland ash scattering garden, made up…

Singapore’s food waste crisis: Are Singaporeans taking cheap food for granted?

As a nation of food lovers, Singapore is the only country in the world with a hawker culture that has been added to the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. However, food waste has increased by about 20…

Singapore will account for local practices when studying charges for disposable plastic bags: Amy Khor

In studying the best way to charge for disposable plastic bags, the Government will take into account the local context, including the current practice of reusing disposable carrier bags for rubbish. It will also look into any possible…

Bidadari HDB residents raise a stink over choked pneumatic waste system

Foul smells from a choked waste system and renovation debris piling up in common areas are upsetting residents who have moved in at Bidadari, at least 20 of them told ST. The estate’s pneumatic waste conveyance system is…

Cleaners, vector control workers at NEA to have better salary, career progression under new wage scheme

A total of 442 daily rated workers at NEA who have been converted to a monthly wage scheme are now earning higher wages, and in turn, more bonuses. Following queries from ST, a spokesman for NEA said on…

Dengue situation eases but NEA urges vigilance to avoid resurgence

The dengue situation this year has eased after last year’s record number of cases, but the authorities are urging people to keep their guard up and stamp out mosquito breeding grounds at home to avoid a resurgence. More…

NEA steps up patrols at Geylang Serai and Tekka markets in run-up to Hari Raya Puasa

NEA has stepped up efforts to control the crowds at Geylang Serai and Tekka markets ahead of Hari Raya Puasa. In response to queries, the agency said on Mon that more officers have been deployed to enforce safe…

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