Public Hygiene Council

Keeping Singapore Clean


Make clean our resolution for the new year!

Mar 11, 2022

Many of us have a habit of making new year’s resolution as an opportunity to improve ourselves and get things right.


Most new year’s resolution tend to revolve around self-improvement, such as living healthier, losing weight or quitting smoking. While these are important issues, we could also look at how we could improve ourselves to improve our living environment.


No one wants to live in a dirty environment. A badly littered environment is not only less liveable, but also a breeding ground for pests, bacteria and viruses. This could in turn lead to public health threats to all of us.


A clean environment is a safe environment. This is even more pertinent as we enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic. With experts warning us of the emergence of more variants of the coronavirus in the future, we must not let our guard down. On the contrary, we should be stepping up on our efforts to keep our shared spaces clean and hygienic.


Cleanliness begin from the individual. If all of us do our part by binning our litter responsibly, exercising good toilet etiquette when using public lavatories, and returning trays after dining at public eateries, all of us would benefit by getting a cleaner and safer environment.


These are all simple acts that each of us could do that will make a real difference to the cleanliness of our living spaces. There is no need for us to set ambitious goals for ourselves for the new year.


All we need to do is to make sure we bin our trash, practise good toilet etiquette, and return our trays after meals.


Let’s make ‘clean’ our resolution for the new year. Make 2022 a sparkling and clean year for all of us!