Monthly Archives: August 2013

So much food waste, so little recycling in Singapore [News]

So much food waste, so little recycling in Singapore [News] By Rachel Tan, The Straits Times, 11 Aug 2013. Singapore produced enough food waste last year to fill 600 Olympic- size swimming pools, said the National Environment Agency (NEA). The amount soared to 703,200 tonnes last year, a 26 per cent rise from 558,900 tonnes in 2007, outpacing the 15.7…

NEA plan seeks to limit damage from landfill expansion [News]

NEA plan seeks to limit damage from landfill expansion [News] By Feng Zengkun, The Straits Times, 2 Aug 2013. Singapore will embark on a project by the end of the year to make sure that the expansion of its offshore landfill site does not damage nearby marine life. The National Environment Agency (NEA) plans to start work on phase two…

Recycling incentive schemes yet to gain widespread support [News]

Recycling incentive schemes yet to gain widespread support [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 29 Jul 2013. Even as the Government considers a pay-as-you-throw system, the use of financial incentives to get Singaporeans to cut waste and recycle more has been a mixed bag so far. Nearly four months after the start of the Save-As-You-Reduce pilot scheme in Punggol,…

Panasonic Initiates Pilot Heartland E-Waste Recycling Programme for Home Appliances in Singapore [Press Release]

5th July 2013, Singapore – Recognising the need to raise awareness and provide an integrated platform for recycling of home appliances and electronic waste, is the driving force behind the Heartland E-Waste[1] Recycling Programme launched today. Initiated by Panasonic Asia Pacific (Panasonic)[2], in partnership with South East Community Development Council (CDC)…

Pilot electronic waste recycling programme launched [News]

Pilot electronic waste recycling programme launched [News] By Channel NewsAsia, 5 Jul 2013. Residents in the South East district of Singapore will now have a convenient channel to recycle their electronic waste. Electronic waste includes unwanted electrical and electronic devices like computers and ovens. Residents can drop off these devices at 10 designated Resident Committee (RC) centres in Marine Parade…