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13 Sep 2019
NTUC
Reply View - 68
'No plastic bag' trial a study of consumer sentiment

We refer to the letters commenting on FairPrice's "No Plastic Bag" trial initiative and thank readers for their feedback and suggestions as well as their encouragement on our ongoing sustainability efforts. We are heartened by the renewed awareness and robust discussion on addressing the perennial issue of plastic bag usage and waste. FairPrice has always adopted a proactive approach towards reducing our carbon footprint as well as in developing initiatives to ensure a sustainable......



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10 Sep 2019
NTUC
Feedback View - 4
Can't FairPrice switch to biodegradable plastic bags?

I am aware of the need to reduce plastic waste, but I am one of the many in Singapore who depend on plastic bags for waste disposal. Charging 20 cents for the use of plastic bags will inevitably add to the already high cost of living here, especially burdening lower-income families. I notice that RedMart uses biodegradable plastic bags for grocery delivery. I have used these to bag my rubbish too. Instead of charging customers for using their plastic ......



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10 Sep 2019
NTUC
Suggestion View - 2
FairPrice should cut its own usage of plastic bags

It is heartening to know that FairPrice, in a month-long trial at some of its outlets, is making a move to cut the use of plastic bags by charging 10 cents or 20 cents for them (Plastic bag fee at some FairPrice outlets, Sept 5). However, for the move to be credible, FairPrice should first set its own house in order. Go to its supermarkets and you can see the extensive use of plastic bags, particularly in the fresh fruit, vegetable and fish departments. Items are pr......



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28 Jun 2019
NTUC
Reply View - 7
Immediate action taken at hawker centres

We thank Mr Lee Yong Se for his feedback (Disposables still ubiquitous, June 21). We agree on the need to nudge Singaporeans to adopt more environmentally friendly behaviour. Action has been taken to ensure that reusable cutlery is available to patrons and replenished in a timely manner at the respective hawker centres' dessert and drink stalls. Notices at stall counters will inform patrons that disposable cutlery is only......



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12 Jan 2019
NTUC
Compliment View - 111
Teach co-op society model in schools

I had a pleasant experience at a newly opened coffee shop in Sembawang. In addition to having a nice breakfast, several other details stood out to me. First, it had a dedicated charging point, which is not typical of a neighbourhood coffee shop. Second, there were discounts offered for opting for healthier options, such as less sugar. Third, the prices were about 30 per cent lower than other coffee shops nearby, yet I could find no compromise on quali......



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24 Dec 2018
NTUC
Suggestion View - 0
NTUC should continue to help with social needs

NTUC Enterprise does not have a traditional commercial charter and so it does not have to profit at all costs to please shareholders (NTUC Enterprise gets nod for acquisition of Kopitiam; Dec 21). It also does not have the restrictions and limitations of a charity in terms of expanding its business capacity and capability. As a well-integrated enterprise in the supermarket and food and beverage industries, it has the size, scope, scale and strength to do more, such ......



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11 Oct 2018
NTUC
Suggestion View - 1
No variety due to restrictions on value meals

I refer to NTUC Enterprise Cooperative's letter, which stated that the organisation aims "to ensure that everybody has access to affordable, quality goods and services" (Acquisition plan is to help make affordable food more widely available; Oct 6). This is a very noble statement. However, I would like to draw its attention to the fact that at the operational level, this sounds like an empty slogan. When Rice Garden was set up, senior citizens and NTUC union members......



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05 Oct 2018
NTUC
Negative View - 1
NTUC has lost sight of original purpose

I read Dr Lee Siew Peng's letter and would like to add to the issues that were raised (Help from NTUC Enterprise can be a way to ease poverty; Oct 3). The National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) was set up decades ago for the people. It helped with employment issues and provided affordable meals, insurance, education and more. Over the years, however, it seems that the NTUC's management has lost sight of its original purpose. It is not uncommon today to......



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03 Oct 2018
NTUC
Suggestion View - 0
Help from NTUC Enterprise can be a way to ease poverty

Singaporeans of my generation associate the NTUC with supermarket chain FairPrice, which, as the name suggests, was started to ensure that ordinary citizens do not have to pay over the odds for staples such as rice. Should NTUC Enterprise acquire food centre operator Kopitiam, I hope it can exercise its not-insignificant economic muscle to scale up social enterprise via the latter. For those of us who are unaware or have forgotten, getting a licence to sell cooked f......



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17 Sep 2018
NTUC
Compliment View - 0
Cognitive readiness vital for Industry 4.0 workers

I fully support and congratulate the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) for embarking on a study as Singapore enters Industry 4.0 (Big study to find out how workers can be matched to future jobs; Sept 6). Industry 4.0 encapsulates the idea of smart factories, in which machines are augmented with Web connectivity and connected to a system that can vi......



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