Great value is often associated with a clean city. A clean city is a strong reflection of our moral and civic values. But clean cities do not just come by chance. They require much responsibility and dedication to maintain.
In year 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) took a new approach in tackling the littering problem in Singapore. NEA unveiled a new logofor the new anti-littering initiative - The 'Singapore, Litter-Free' campaign.
Since then NEA has been working in partnership with event organizers and owners of land and premises (including parks, petrol kiosks and schools) to engage the community to take ownership of their litter and the environment.
For more information about the 'Singapore, Litter-Free' campaign, please contact NEA's Call Centre at 1800-CALL NEA (1800-2255 632), email: Contact_NEA@nea.gov.sg
'Litter-Free' Public Outdoor Events
The 'Singapore, Litter-Free' Programme for Public Outdoor Events is a new initiative to engage everyone attending large-scale events such as parties, parades and rallies to take ownership of their litter and not leave any of their unwanted items behind for someone else to clear.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) has been working with partners and several event organizers to ensure that large-scale events are litter-free.
In a litter-free event, the event organizer would encourage participants and spectators alike to make a conscious effort to take away all their rubbish with them and deposit the rubbish in the litterbins provided.
Event organizers are encouraged to implement the following initiatives at their events:-
Provide adequate and sufficient facilities to aid the proper disposal of unwanted items; and
Make/ display messages to communicate, promote, and remind the audience/ participants to take ownership of their unwanted items and make the event 'litter-free', and
(Optional) Conduct interactive activities to encourage/ motivate the public to keep the event venue clean.
Besides working with the public event organizers, NEA also works closely with the grassroots organizations to implement the above-mentioned initiatives at community events.
Bringing the 'Litter-Free' message to the community
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On 15 November 2003, Mr Othman Haron Eusofe, Mayor of South East CDC and M.P. of Marine Parade GRC, launched the 'Litter-Free' Parks Programme, a joint initiative by the National Parks Board (NParks) and the National Environment Agency (NEA).
This initiative involves the public in making parks litter-free, and this is achieved through the provision of adequate and sufficient facilities and making/ displaying messages, to remind the public to take ownership of their litter.
If everyone could take ownership of their litter and take with them what they brought, our parks and gardens would be a more enjoyable place for all to enjoy.
The Launch of the 'Litter-Free' Parks in November 2003
For more details on 'Litter-Free' Parks, please refer to the press release here.
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'Litter-Free' Petrol Kiosks
'Litter-Free' Petrol Kiosks is a nation-wide initiative by the ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. and the National Environment Agency (NEA) to keep the Esso and Mobil service stations litter-free.
The first phase of the 'Litter-Free' Petrol Kiosks initiative started on 28 October 2003, with staff at Esso and Mobil service stations in Singapore 'adopting' the public land bordering their stations and keeping it litter-free.
In the second phase of the initiative, ExxonMobil would encourage their customers to recycle/ reuse the plastic bags that come with every convenience store purchase to bag their unwanted items.
For more details on 'Litter-Free' Petrol Kiosks, please refer to the press release here.
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