Cigarette butts burn holes through bird netting as high-rise littering persists at Punggol block

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He is understandably frustrated.

The Punggol resident had previously highlighted the high-rise littering problem at his block to Stomp in December last year.

Stomper Jasper shared photos of improperly discarded cigarette butts last month to show that the situation has not improved.

"It is still happening and it doesn't seem like it will stop," said the Stomper.

"Cigarette butts are still being thrown out of the window at Block 102A Punggol Field even after NEA (National Environment Agency) has repeatedly said they would take action and monitor the situation. Once again they said a camera would be installed if the situation persisted.

"No action has been taken since then by NEA. There is still litter on my aircon ledge and also the bird netting that HDB installed.

"The net has holes burnt through by those butts."

After reporting the problem to NEA last year, the agency's reply then was: "We have checked and informed the town council to distribute educational leaflets to the upper-floor neighbours, advising them against committing any high-rise littering offence.

"We are monitoring the high-rise littering situation with the town council and will not hesitate to take enforcement action."

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