S$5m to boost productivity in waste management industry [News]
By Saifulbahri Ismail, Channel NewsAsia, 12 Aug 2011.
The waste management industry will get a S$5 million boost to raise productivity.
The investments will be used to improve work processes for tasks like trash collection.
For example, a bin equipped with Radio-Frequency (RFID) technology is able to record data such as the household it is from and the weight of recyclables when the bin is hooked to a truck.
Veolia Environmental Services said this has helped improve productivity by 15 per cent.
Some 6,000 workers in the industry are also expected to benefit from a new workforce skills qualification (WSQ) programme.
Source: Channel NewsAsia