Original Title: Singapore Raises Punishment for Litters
International Online Report (Reporter Zhao Ying): Singapore, famous for its cleanliness and cleanliness, 17th The fines imposed by litterers are doubled through the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act.
The Singapore Parliament passed the Environmental Public Health (Amendment) Act on the 17th. Under the revised bill, for the first time littering, the maximum fine will be increased from the current S$1,000 to S$2,000 (approximately RMB9,600); the maximum fine for the second person accused of littering is from 2000. The Singapore dollar will increase to S$4,000 (approximately RMB 19,200); the maximum fine for the third or more accused will increase from S$5,000 to S$10,000 (approximately RMB 48,100).
In addition to raising the fine, the law also stipulates that residents and motorists must assist law enforcement officials to provide information to help identify litterers from high-rise buildings and inside and outside the car.
According to Singapore’s Minister of Environment and Water Resources, Wei Wen, recently, the littering situation in Singapore has become increasingly serious in recent years. Between 2010 and 2013, the number of complaints received by the authorities increased by nearly 50%. Some people dumped garbage from their homes or cars to the road, affecting environmental sanitation.
In order to better maintain environmental hygiene, since May last year, the Environment Agency of Singapore has increased the patrol time of inspectors, from 24,000 working hours per month to 35,000 working hours, and in some locations. Install a camera to monitor the parabolic situation of tall buildings.
In addition, since last year, Singapore has issued a certificate of enforcement for 60 volunteers after training, making it the first community compulsory auditor to ban littering in public places.
Singapore called the littering person “<quo;Garbage worms” and also introduced the “Garbage and Labor Reform Act”. Recidivists are required to be served for 3 to 12 hours, and they need to wear special clothing marked “I am a litter bug” to clean public health at the specified time and at the specified location.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang