Dirty nightspots, too few litter bins

Dirty nightspots, too few litter bins

Last Sunday morning, I walked around the Clarke Quay area and was greeted by the usual sight of litter in front of nightspots and 24-hour fast-food outlets.

If the authorities really want to curb littering, they can start by educating the late-night crowd to dispose of their litter properly.

Patrols can be conducted on weekend nights to catch litterbugs red-handed.

I also suggest that members of the public pick up litter wherever possible. I do it too as it's better to act than just talk.

There is a lack of litter bins here. Even when they are present, they are often overflowing with rubbish.

I was recently in Miami Beach in the United States, and noticed very large litter bins in the most populated areas that were emptied twice a day.

The design, location and number of litter bins in Singapore should be reviewed and improved.

Building owners should also be responsible for cleaning the areas in front of their premises, including the public walkways.

It would not add greatly to their costs, but would be a big help to the community.

-Rinaldo Romani

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