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Chart from YouGov

Support for bans on plastic items strong across various age groups

Most (53%) support banning drinking straws,

Singaporeans are likely to support a ban on plastic items, a survey from YouGov showed.

Data from YouGov showed that Singaporeans are most supportive of a ban on drinking straws (53%), disposable coffee cups (52%),  foam egg boxes (52%), and plastic bags in supermarkets (50%).

Almost half also support a ban on takeaway containers (49%), coffee machine capsules and condiment sachets (47% each).

 “A ban across items on the list was supported more by Baby Boomers when compared to the younger generation,” YouGov shared.

According to YouGov, Baby Boomers are also more likely to carry their shopping bags, whilst GenZ and millennial consumers are more likely than others to pay for a bag or resort to online shopping.

Carrying a reusable shopping bag is the most common practice adopted by Singaporeans (70%) to cut back on plastic use in their daily life, followed by using reusable containers for storage (55%) and reusing old plastic shopping bags (52%).

Reusing takeaway containers for storage (48%), avoiding plastic cutlery (45%), carrying a reusable bottle or cup (44%), reusing plastic bottles for future use (42%) and avoiding plastic straws (41%) are some of the other ways in which Singaporeans are checking their plastic usage.

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