Monthly Archives: December 2011

Turning food waste into water [News]

Turning food waste into water [News] By Yasmine Yahya, The Straits Times, 28 Dec 2011. Green technology was the last thing on the mind of semi-retired marketing professional Renee Mison, but the arrival of a Korean-made machine that turned food waste into sludge water changed all that. Mrs Mison, 48, was impressed, and also saw that it had a lot…

Researchers use recycled glass to filter raw water [News]

Researchers use recycled glass to filter raw water [News] By Wayne Chan, Channel NewsAsia, 21 Dec 2011. A team of researchers from Ngee Ann Polytechnic has found a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly way to filter raw water – using recycled glass. The project, called GLASSwater, has helped the polytechnic’s Environmental & Water Technology Centre of Innovation (EWTCOI) secure S$10.3 million…

Singapore Printer Brands Launch First-Ever Joint Recycling Initiative – Project Homecoming [Press Releases]

Singapore, 1 December 2011 – Five major printer brands based in Singapore: Brother, Canon, Dell, Epson and Lexmark, with the support of the National Environment Agency (NEA) and National Library Board (NLB); have announced the launch of Singapore’s first-ever joint funded and managed printer brand ink and toner cartridge recycling initiative: Project Homecoming.

As the first international expansion of a…

Food waste recycler folds [News]

Food waste recycler folds [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 18 Nov 2011. Singapore’s largest food waste recycling company has shut for good. But IUT Global’s closure does not spell the end of the industry, as its customers search for alternatives and new players come on the scene. The homegrown company started in 2008 and was feted by then…

Better to barter [News]

Better to barter [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 8 Oct 2011. Instead of buying toys for her daughter, a housewife rents them. A Singaporean tutor learnt to drive in the United States by swopping his computer-repair skills for lessons. And a young couple who traded his Hindi for her Mandarin even hit it off and tied the knot.…

Die Die Must Share – The Idea of Collaborative Consumption

Eugene Tay, the Editor of Green Business Singapore and Founder of Green Future Solutions, is a person whom you would describe as a green maven – someone who reads and knows a lot about environmental trends and ideas, and who likes to share them with others.

Having come across many green ideas over the past few years, there is one recent…