There are several reasons to stop circulating Free Today Newspaper, or charge a nominal fee for it (say 30 cents). This free resource generates too much social cost.
1) It is a waste of resources. There are people who read it for 5 mins and dump it. There are people who use them for many other purpose, other than reading. I wonder how much paper, resources are wasted each day, its incredible.
2) Reading papers should be banned on MRT trains during peak hours. Inconsiderate readers take up 2 standing spaces, leaving those near the door that opens with nowhere to stand. Papers should be printed in such a way, it could be folded so it takes up less space to read. But that is not possible since this is not compatible with large ads that support the paper.
If you are one of the above, please stop and be considerate.
Just a rant, cannot tahan looking at this every morning.