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80 Percent of Households Did Not Collect Bloobox, NEA Condemned for Wasteful Initiative

Over 1.1 mil households in Singapore did not collect their Bloobox, even as the deadline for collection, 30 April, looms.

Many have said that the reusable box, which is a new recycling initiative by NEA, is pretty useless as they already have their own boxes which they use to store recyclables.

Taking a snipe at the NEA, many Singaporeans have taken to social media to condemn the Bloobox, stating the irony that the NEA is generating more waste by producing so many of such boxes.

Adding to that, power is wasted as the box is distributed by means of 24hr vending machines.

Even among those who have collected it, the Bloobox has hardly been used for its intended purpose, with people using it to store household items instead of recyclables.

Singaporeans concerned with recycling say the NEA should focus on improving the recycling bins located at the void decks of HDB flats instead of wasting tax dollars producing things like the Bloobox.

Close to half of all recyclables in such bins are rendered useless because of contamination.

The Bloobox is intended to be set up as a box to store recyclable items.

It can hold up to 5kg of paper, plastic, metal and glass recyclables, as well as electronic waste.

Households are meant to dispose of their recyclables stored in their Bloobox at recycling bins or recycling chutes.

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