Anthea Ong on Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) (Amendment) Bill

February 2020

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Anthea Ong on Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) (Amendment) Bill

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We have the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. We also have the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty. How about a non-proliferation treaty for plastic pollution which originates on land and ends up in the ocean? During the debate on the Hazardous Waste (Control of Export, Import and Transit) (Amendment) Bill in Parliament on Monday (Feb 3), NMP Anthea Ong suggested that Singapore take the lead on this. She said we should move with the same urgency to protect the oceans and the planet, just like how we treated arms control and nuclear weapons.  

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