SINGAPORE: Tanglin Halt Market rolled out its tray—return initiative on Sunday.
It is the ninth hawker centre to roll out the initiative under the tray—return pilot launch.
The tray—return initiative aims to encourage patrons to return their trays as an act of social graciousness, helping to create a cleaner dining environment at hawker centres.
Overall, the initiative, piloted at eight hawker centres since November 2012, has been achieving tray—return rates ranging from 60% to 70%.
The pilot phase serves as the learning ground for the eventual national rollout of tray—return, which is slated to kick off in the second half of this year.
The tray—return system will be implemented at the remaining 95 hawker centres in three phases.
Tray—return should not be confined to just being practised in hawker centres.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) is engaging food—court operators and fast—food chains to roll out the tray—return initiative at these outlets, too.
More details will be released in the coming months.
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