Singapore has started the public education on recycling many years ago and in my honest opinion, I do not think it is very successful. From an individual point of view, not only does many still not understand the importance for each of us to start recycling, it is not convenient for us to recycle too. The nearest recycle bin near my place is approximate 200m away and is interestingly tuck away in the direction that I normally would not walk to too.
On and off, I will always make sure I pack the old newspapers and magazines in the recycle bag that were provided to us and place it outside our unit. I do suspect that some other people would 'steal' them and sell them to garung guni man to get some money but I don't care. Because all these end up getting recycled too.
Lately, I started keeping the plastic bottles and containers of products that we completed (from shower gel, shampoo, hair conditioner, moisturizer etc) so that we can pack it in and dump into the recycle bin. I actually felt happy about it! We are all doing our little bit so let's start somewhere and start recycling!!