NOTICE PAPER NO. 1021
NOTICE OF QUESTION FOR ORAL ANSWER
FOR THE SITTING OF PARLIAMENT ON 8 MARCH 2022
Name and Constituency of Member of Parliament
Mr Yip Hon Weng
MP for Yio Chu Kang
Question No. 2609
To ask the Minister for Health given the rapid increase in the use of antigen rapid test (ART) for self-testing, whether the Government will consider working with the ART kits manufacturers to reduce and streamline the amount of unnecessary packaging used in these kits.
To minimize the risk of contamination and leakage, manufacturers pack the various components of ART kits individually. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Health will work closely with the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment to encourage manufacturers to reduce ART packaging and to move towards more environmentally sustainable packaging, where feasible.