Monthly Archives: June 2012

Should recycling be compulsory? [News]

Should recycling be compulsory? [News] By Richard Hartung, Today, 5 Jun 2012. We may be a clear leader in some vital environmental practices like recycling, but all is not rosy – or verdant, as the case may be – for Singapore, which is at the same time a low-ranked laggard with a massive ecological footprint. With recycling at 59 per…

Technology helps to lower waste-collection fee hikes [News]

Technology helps to lower waste-collection fee hikes [News] By Joanne Chan, Channel NewsAsia, 1 Jun 2012. Waste management companies said an increase in refuse collection fees is unavoidable, due to rising operating costs. However, they said that productivity and technology gains have helped to moderate fee hikes. They are also promising better service standards. The National Environment Agency had announced…

Singapore sets up Asia’s first industrial re-manufacturing R&D centre [News]

Singapore sets up Asia’s first industrial re-manufacturing R&D centre [News] By Channel NewsAsia, 31 May 2012. Singapore has set up Asia’s first centre to drive value-added re-manufacturing activities that can be readily adopted by industry. The Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre (ARTC) will look into research and development (R&D) to develop technologies for re-manufacturing. These technologies will enable companies and…