15 August 2011

How to Make an Area Clean and Clear - Do not provide rubbish bin anywhere

During the day I visited Singapore, I found that I had difficulty to find a rubbish bin to throw litter and yet the place I visited was so clean. Luckily, I used to collect those things in my pocket until I see the rubbish bin. From this experience, I come out some ideas that may useful to make our environment clean.
Do not provide rubbish bin anywhere.

Why? It is because more rubbish bins in an area means it encourage people to throw their rubbish. Don't get me wrong, it is good to encourage people to throw litter into rubbish bin. However, the fact is you are nurturing people to throw rubbish anywhere!!! So, when these people, who have used to throwing rubbish anytime anywhere, reach an area which do not have rubbish bin, they will feel uncomfortable. After that, surprisingly, they might give you an "strong" excuse such as "it is the fault of the authorities since they do not put more rubbish bin to suit people NEED!!".

In other words, if people have used to keep their rubbish in their pocket until they reach their home or somewhere specific for them to throw rubbish, our place will be clean without providing many rubbish bins in the area.

In fact, it is one kind of public education - to nurture good habit and awareness among the people everytime and everywhere. Moreover, this approach also can reduce the cleaning and maintanance fee with the coorperation from the people. To sum up, it is a real example of "using one stone to kill three birds" - Bird 1: Nurture good habit and awareness among the people; Bird 2: Keep environment clean; Bird 3: Cost Saving.

Lastly, I also realise that most of the time, money does not help us to solve problems, but creative and innovation thinking will help us to tackle it. That's all for today. More fascinating articles and sharing will be updated from time to time in Xaivier Blog. So, you are welcome to subscribe our feed, look at our sitemap or simply visit our Homepage.

Written by: Xaivier Chia


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