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Reply from NEA: Dual chutes, online resources for households to boost recycling efforts

We refer to Mr Dhevarajan Devadas’ letter, “S’pore needs to do more to increase recycling rate of domestic waste” (Dec 10).

We agree with Mr Devadas that Singaporeans should sort their recyclables for recycling. They can deposit their recyclables into the blue recycling bins provided at every public housing block and landed home, and within condominium estates.

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S’pore needs to do more to increase recycling rate of domestic waste

By Dhevarajan Devadas

I join many readers to thank the refuse collectors who play such an important role in handling Singapore’s waste disposal (“Dirty job, but these garbage collectors refuse to let it get to them”; Dec 6). Their dedication to a largely thankless and unglamorous job is what prevents our streets and homes from overflowing with rubbish.

At the same time, Singaporeans can do much more to increase the recycling rate of domestic waste, which stands at just 21 per cent, much lower than cities in Taiwan and Japan.

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Suu Kyi visit emphasises potential of S’pore-Myanmar ties

By Dhevarajan Devadas

The official visit of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Singapore underscores the current strength of our bilateral ties as well as the enormous potential they have, going forward. (“Suu Kyi calls on Singapore to be partners ‘in hearts and minds’ with Myanmar; Dec 1)

As Myanmar continues to emerge from past isolation, Singapore is well placed to assist in the nation’s infrastructural and economic modernisation.

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Boost S’pore-Jakarta exchanges at people-to-people level

By Dhevarajan Devadas

It is heartening that Singapore and Indonesia continue to recognise the importance of maintaining stable bilateral ties and good working relations between their respective leaderships (“PM Lee, Jokowi set to meet for leaders’ retreat this year”; Jan 14).

Both nations share an interest in ensuring continued stability and economic prosperity in the region. As the largest ASEAN (Association of South-east Asian Nations) member, Indonesia plays an increasingly important role as the region grapples with political, security and environmental challenges, such as the competing territorial claims in the South China Sea, terror threats from the Islamic State group, and the haze.

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