Welcome to the Goethe-Institut CityScapes Blog.
From January through December 2011, these were the parameters for a playground of diverse, fascinating, vibrant tales: Responding individually to a collective impetus, a host of hand-picked young bloggers uploaded photos, texts, and multimedia. Every month, they were given a new theme. Step by step, they created a kaleidoscope of impressions, opinions, ideas and… plain fun.
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They say Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world. There is the infamous ban on chewing gum, big fines for littering and government agencies dedicated to keeping the streets clean.
Where we fail here in contrast to other countries is in the recycling area. Singapore caught on slow to recycling. Whilst there are recycling bins for different trash on the streets, homes and offices rarely separate their trash. It’s all piled into one bag or garbage shoot. Government elections in Singapore are happening now and green issues are not on the agenda for Singaporeans.
I think we need to get the masses more educated to recycling issues here. How trash affects the environment should be done through campaigns and schools. Keeping the streets clean is one thing but being environmentally friendly benefits future generations. I myself do not do enough recycling and hope to do more.