For now, efforts will be focused on encouraging shoppers to use fewer plastic bags, Dairy Farm group and NTUC FairPrice say.
Zero Waste SG has proposed the scheme to be rolled out in two phases with the first phase covering major supermarket chains and retailers and the second phase covering smaller ratailers and hawkers.
In its White Paper, the Government agrees with the Constitutional Commission's recommendations requiring the President to consult the Council of Presidential Advisors before exercising his discretion on all fiscal matters and public service appointments.
Several MPs have asked whether more measures should be implemented to curb mosquito breeding at construction sites. In response, Mr Masagos said: “We should not go overboard by implementing more measures and also adding more costs when we can do things well properly."
Between January and July this year, NEA conducted about 748,000 inspections to uncover mosquito breeding habitats and more than 10,000 breeding habitats were destroyed, says Environment and Water Resources Minister, Masagos Zulkifli.
MP Zaqy Mohamad also says he hopes a "reserved election" would only be used as a last resort, while Workers' Party chief Low Thia Khiang says his party is still against the Elected Presidency.
The emergence of a potential new cluster at Bedok North Avenue 3 was not surprising as Singapore is a small country and people can get around easily, says a health expert.
Since news of the first locally transmitted Zika case emerged, there has been a spike in sales of mosquito repellent products, leading to a temporary shortages across all FairPrice outlets.
To grapple with the problem of missing trolleys, supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice launched an initiative which includes having officers reaching out to customers on returning trolleys after use.
Last year, 109,190 units of blood were used for transfusions and by 2030, it is estimated that the amount will double to 220,000 units each year.