Monthly Archives: October 2011

2011 R3C International Symposium: New Developments in Waste Management [Events]

2011 R3C International Symposium: New Developments in Waste Management [Events] R3C (Residues and Resource Reclamation Centre) is organizing the 2011 R3C International Symposium: New Developments in Waste Management. The symposium will be held on 14 and 15 November at the Nanyang Executive Centre (NEC) of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Eleven overseas and 11 local experts will share various…

Companies cut packaging waste – and save $15m [News]

Companies cut packaging waste – and save $15m [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 6 Oct 2011. Companies here have cut back on 7,100 tonnes of product packaging in the last four years, and saved $14.9 million in the process. They are signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement, a five-year programme started in 2007 to reduce waste. For example,…

Efforts to cut packaging waste bear fruit [News]

Efforts to cut packaging waste bear fruit [News] By Today, 6 Oct 2011. The 127 companies that have pledged to reduce packaging waste have together reduced 7,100 tonnes of waste and saved a total of S$14.9 million in costs over four years, as the Singapore Packaging Agreement enters its fifth and final year. Their efforts were commended by Minister for…

Phase out plastic bags [Letters]

Phase out plastic bags [Letters] Letter by Curtis Marsh, The Straits Times, 3 Oct 2011. Human nature being what it is, people will not change their bad habits easily (“New council rolls up sleeves for dirty job”; last Wednesday). The Government must intervene more and eliminate some of the root causes of littering. One immediate measure could be phasing out…