Waste Generated From Marathons

July 21, 2011 by  
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Singaporeans are increasingly taking up running, and marathons are being held almost every month. The common type of waste generated from marathons include: plastic bottles, paper cups, energy bar or gel packaging, and carton boxes. What happens to the waste generated from marathons? Are those waste that are recyclable being collected and sent for recycling? Read more

Waste Management Symposium 2011 kicks off with WMRAS MOUs and launch of WasteMET Asia 2012 [Press Releases]

July 20, 2011 by  
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Singapore, 5 July 2011 – Two Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were signed at the Waste Management Symposium that was jointly organised by Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) and Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) today. The Symposium, supported by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) and Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA), also featured the launch of a brand new solid waste management trade event, WasteMET Asia. Read more

WMRAS and NEA Launch Inaugural Solid Waste Management Event in Asia [Press Releases]

July 20, 2011 by  
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Singapore, 5 July 2011 – Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) and National Environment Agency (NEA) launched a brand new trade event, WasteMET Asia, an exhibition and conference in solid waste management and environmental technology. Co-located with Singapore International Water Week and World Cities Summit in July 2012, the inaugural event is proud to have International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) as a strategic partner. WasteMET Asia is also supported by Economic Development Board, International Enterprise Singapore, JTC Corporation, Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau, and SPRING Singapore. Read more

Singapore hotels to reduce, reuse, recycle [News]

July 20, 2011 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 1 Jul 2011

To improve waste management in the hotel industry, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have jointly launched the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programme for Hotels.

This initiative aims to help hotels achieve better waste management and increase waste recycling rates.

NEA said it is part of ongoing outreach effort to encourage different industry sectors to play their part to recycle and contribute towards the recycling rate target of 70 per cent by 2030.

Currently, it is estimated that hotels in Singapore produce about 60,000 tonnes of solid waste a year and less than 10 per cent of the waste is being recycled.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

New 3R Programme to Improve Waste Management and Recycling Rate in the Hotel Industry [Press Releases]

July 20, 2011 by  
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1 Jul 2011 – To improve waste management in the hotel industry, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have jointly launched the “3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programme for Hotels”, in conjunction with the Singapore Green Hotel Award 2011.

This initiative aims to help hotels achieve better waste management and increase waste recycling rates. This is part of our ongoing outreach effort to encourage different industry sectors to play their part to recycle and contribute towards the recycling rate target of 70% by 2030. Currently, it is estimated that hotels in Singapore produce about 60,000 tonnes of solid waste a year and less than 10% of the waste is being recycled. Read more