Trash Is A Resource – Segregate Them For Recycling [Press Releases]

September 11, 2012 by  
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Singapore, 9 September 2012 – Changing mindsets and spurring environmentally-friendly action among our partners and community – these are the two main objectives of this year’s Recycling Week – an annual outreach event organised by NEA held in partnership with the Public Waste Collectors (PWCs), Town Councils, schools, People’s Association and the Grassroots Organisations. In particular, this year’s event reaches out to homemakers aged 50 and above because they belong to the group of residents who handles most of the recyclables at home.

The message of Recycling Week is that waste is a resource that can be converted into new products, and anyone can easily do their part for resource conservation by segregating their waste into recyclables and non-recyclables at home. Practising the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) will reduce the demand on our limited land and sea space for disposal facilities, thereby extending the lifespan of the Semakau Landfill, and paving the way for more sustainable development. Read more

Trash is resource if you recycle it [News]

September 11, 2012 by  
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By Sharon See, Channel NewsAsia, 9 Sep 2012.

Trash is a resource, too, if you recycle it. Anyone can do this, by segregating the recyclables from the non-recyclables at home.

That’s the message behind this year’s Recycling Week.

Organisers hope to drive home this message, particularly to homemakers aged 50 and above because they are believed to handle most of the recyclables at home.

This year, the annual outreach event was held on Sunday at the open field next to the Jurong East Bus Interchange and officiated by Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Grace Fu.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

Khaw Boon Wan on recycling excavated materials [News]

September 10, 2012 by  
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By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia, 10 Aug 2012.

In his latest blog entry, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan shared on Friday a little known story of how recycled excavated materials from Singapore’s construction sites are turned into a useful construction resource.

He noted that in most countries, excavated materials are dumped on land, which is unsightly and takes up precious space.

In Singapore, unwanted excavated clay and earth are used to reclaim and create new land. Mr Khaw coined this as “new earth”.

Just as NEWater is an inspiring story of how Singapore overcame a shortage challenge, through an innovative way to reduce, reuse and recycle used water, Mr Khaw said such “new earth” is a better way to manage excavated materials.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia