Taking a strong stance on global warming

SPEECH BY ER DR LEE BEE WAH, MP FOR NEE SOON GRC, AT THE SECOND READING OF THE RESOURCE SUSTAINABILITY BILL IN PARLIAMENT   Mr Speaker Sir We need to take a strong stance on global warming. We cannot afford to leave it to future generations to worry about. I’m glad to hear that we are both planning for climate change and rising sea levels; and doing our best to use resources sustainably. PM has announced that we want to cut waste sent to landfill by 30%.....

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On reducing single-use plastics and helping single parents with housing

Parliamentary Questions from MP Louis Ng on 8 July 1) To ask the Minister for Defence for the National Day Parade 2019 funpack (a) whether a reusable water bottle can be provided instead of a single-use plastic bottle; (b) whether alternatives to the plastic bag provided have been considered; and (c) whether the unused poncho collection points can be used to collect other unused funpack items or unwanted funpack bags. Response 2) To ask the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources whether the Ministry will consider having (i) designated areas for recycling bins at each HDB block,....

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Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important

Speech by MP Lee Bee Wah during Ministry of Environment and Water Resources’ Committee of Supply Debate 2019 Er Dr Lee Bee Wah: Why Is Towards Zero Waste Important Let’s do more on Zero Waste and help stop Climate Change In recent years, the concept of zero waste has been growing in popularity all over the world. In land-scarce Singapore, zero waste is even more critical. Semakau Island is currently our only landfill. The man-made island was supposed to meet our needs until 2045,....

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Singapore-Malaysia, smoking offences and smoke-free zone

Parliamentary Questions from Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, 14-15 Jan 2019 1. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs as Singapore and Malaysia shares a common sea boundary which gives rise to various issues cropping up from time-to-time (a) whether there is a hotline between Singapore and Malaysian leaders for quick direct communication between the two countries; and (b) what is the current channel for top political leaders to contact each other to diffuse any escalation of conflicts.....

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