The New Paper observed lunch hour at Ikea Alexandra and Suntec Fountain Food Terrace over two days during to see if people cleared their trays after eating .
Clearing your own tray is highly recommended at both places.
Most diners left their trays behind after their meals, TNP noted..
Among the reasons cited: a fear of cleaners losing jobs, and in the case of one diner, she was nursing a headache.
Cleaning companies said they are facing a manpower crunch. And with 10 new hawker centres to be built over the next decade, these will only add to the demand if diners don't clean up after themselves.