Singapore’s current efforts in managing plastic waste are mostly focused on downstream measures, but the broader issue of plastic consumption continues to require action upstream. Ensuring responsible production processes, through policy regulation, can help to promote general reduction of plastic waste and environmental impact. To that end, Woo Qiyun spotlights the role of an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme in Singapore, to increase the accountability of corporations and government.Read more
As SPJ resumes after our summer hiatus, we find ourselves confronted with a landscape that seems equal parts challenging and exciting. As much as the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives and exacerbated our existing societal pressures, it also provides an opportunity to take stock of our policies, so that we may improve and innovate. We have seen Singaporeans actively participating in discussions on our future direction, and in that same spirit, the Journal is proud to detail its plans for the year. We invite all our readers to join us in engaging with our Singapore conversation, and to contribute their ideas through articles and discourse. Read the letter for more information on our plans for the year, and how you can get involved!
What were the highlights of the 14th NMP cohort’s term in Parliament, and is there still a place for theRead more
How might we mainstream social justice ideas and language, beginning a national conversation that extends beyond more recognised civil society actors? Reflecting on the discourse surrounding migrant rights, Quah Say Jye draws upon philosopher Miranda Fricker’s concept of “epistemic injustice” to propose a shared vocabulary that might allow migrant workers into our linguistic community. He suggests that our semantic choices need to accurately represent the lived experiences of migrant workers, be accessible to them and the general public, and have the potential to pivot towards broader structural critiques.Read more
What does millennial activism look like during a pandemic? How has COVID-19 transformed the ways we think about and engageRead more
Quad Research conducted a survey from 1-4 April 2020 on Singaporeans’ perceptions on a range of societal issues and how their views impact their political choices. This executive summary details some of their research findings.Read more
What are the ‘sacred cows’ that the outbreak of COVID-19 in Singapore has exposed and challenged? On 15 May 2020, CAPE andRead more