STOMPer Miranda was on her way home from school when she spotted floating cans of soft drinks and tissue in a canal. She wonders if this is the work of Singaporeans.
She said in an email to us today (Apr 20):
"While on my way home from school, I walked past a canal. It was disgusting.
"I saw floating cans of soft drinks and even tissues!
"Is this the work of Singaporeans?!"
"Indeed, in Singapore where our catchments are largely urbanised, every individual in Singapore has a role to play in keeping our waters clean. In the Marina catchment for example, any litter thrown in the drains in housing estates as far as Ang Mo Kio, Bishan and Paya Lebar will end up in the Marina Reservoir. I hence encourage every one of us to play our part, and make a conscious effort to keep our waters clean."
- Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources