Author: the editor

Tat Seng Packaging fined $12,000 for repeat pollution offence

March 20, 2018

An SGX listed printing company, Tat Seng Packaging was fined $12,000 for discharging toxic industrial into the public sewage system, said the PUB. This same company was previously caught and penalised for similar offences on four occasions between 2012 and 2015. Under Section 17 of the Environmental Protection and Management Act, discharge of toxic or […]

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Should volunteers be renumerated?

March 19, 2018

Are we guilty of treating volunteers, advocates and NGOs as if they were servants at our beck and call? For example, if you need to engage someone to speak with your audience on environmental impact, do you pick up the phone and automatically expect that the speaker would do it for free and worse, give […]

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A day of silence, a day of mental purity.

March 16, 2018

On or around the first half of March each year, the Balinese commemorate a National Day of silence. This is known to them as “Nyepi”. From 6 a.m until 6am the next day, no one does anything except self reflect. No work, no play, no pleasure, no travelling, not using anything that may emit sound […]

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