Monthly Archives: July 2013

S’pore’s increasing waste poses potential crisis [News]

S’pore’s increasing waste poses potential crisis [News] By Kok Xing Hui, TODAY, 3 Jul 2013. The dense haze episode two weeks ago was a “special, extreme case of waste disposal gone wrong”, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday. It was agricultural waste incinerated out in the open, leading to smog in the air that people…

Why Singaporeans can’t say “No” to plastic bags [News]

Why Singaporeans can’t say “No” to plastic bags [News] By Kimberly Spykerman, Channel NewsAsia, 5 Jun 2013. Singaporeans just can’t seem to do away with plastic bags, despite calls to do so to save Mother Earth. Each year in Singapore, some 2.5 billion plastic bags are used which means vast quantities of non-renewable resources such as crude oil and natural…

Going green, Biomax turns poo to profit [News]

Going green, Biomax turns poo to profit [News] By Toni Waterman, Channel NewsAsia, 16 May 2013. Dr Puah Chum Mok, co-founder of Singapore-based Biomax, sure knows a lot about chicken poo. “Each bird will poo about 45 grams a day,” he said. Multiply that by the billions of chickens worldwide, and you’ve got a lot of poo on your hands.…