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3 eateries at Gek Poh Shopping Centre join in tray return initiative

McDonald's, Subway and Koufu food court at the shopping mall are the latest to join in the initiative, which is part of efforts to nurture a more caring and civic-minded society. 

SINGAPORE: The tray return initiative roped in three more eateries on Saturday (Jan 23): McDonald's, Subway and Koufu food court at Gek Poh Shopping Centre.

Senior Minister of State for Environment and Water Resources Amy Khor was on hand to launch the initiative there, and said it was part of efforts to nurture a more caring and civic-minded society. 

"Just the simple act of returning your tray or plate after your meal is going to help us have a cleaner, more pleasant dining experience and environment," said Dr Khor. "You are sparing a thought for not just the cleaners, but also the patrons after you."

Twenty-five students from Westwood Secondary School will be carrying out a tray return outreach session in these food outlets, promoting the initiative at these outlets during lunch hours on a designated Saturday every month over the next five months.

The National Environment Agency has rolled out the tray return initiative to 103 hawker centres and more than 40 other food retail establishments, most of which are major food court operators and fast food restaurants.