Monthly Archives: January 2015

Upward trend in recycling e-waste [News]

Upward trend in recycling e-waste [News] By Alice Chia, Channel NewsAsia, 22 Jan 2015 More people are recycling their electronic waste, with companies involved in such programmes observing an increase in the amount of recyclables collected. According to the National Environment Agency (NEA), about 60,000 tonnes of such electronic waste are generated every year – equivalent to the weight of…

NEA launches ‘no waste days’ challenge [News]

NEA launches ‘no waste days’ challenge [News] By Amanda Lee, TODAY, 8 Nov 2014 To tackle the increasing amount of waste generated in the Republic, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has launched a No Waste Days Challenge to encourage the public to reduce waste and benefit the environment and community. Launched today (Nov 8) in conjunction with this year’s Clean…

It is time for Singapore to reduce plastic disposables

It is time for Singapore to reduce plastic disposables We think it’s time for MEWR and NEA to look seriously into policies and regulations to reduce plastic disposables. What are the government’s plans and targets to reduce (or phase out) the use of plastic disposables over time? Here’s some suggestions: 1) Expand the role and framework of the current Singapore…