3 things you can do today on food waste

February 12, 2015 by  
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Singapore generated almost 800 million kg of food waste in 2013, and only 13% of it was recycled. We can all play a part in understanding the issues and reducing food waste. Here’s 3 things you can do today:

1) Watch this video by Channel NewsAsia Connect to understand the food waste problem in Singapore.

2) Visit our Save Food Cut Waste website to find out how individuals and households can play a part in reducing food waste in our daily lives and at home. Follow the tips and start reducing food waste along our food cycle.

3) We are working with NUS students from the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme to conduct a survey to understand consumer’s attitudes towards food waste in the food and beverage (F&B) sector in Singapore. We hope to show the survey results to the F&B companies in order to nudge them to reduce food waste.

Pls help to participate in this short survey at http://bit.ly/16PURlm. Thanks much!

Electronic Waste Management Made Easier With Implemention Of National Standard [Press Release]

February 11, 2015 by  
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Singapore, 12 November 2014 – Successful industry implementation of a national standard on the management of end-of-life infocomm technology (ICT) equipment, Singapore Standard SS587:2013, was jointly announced today by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and the Singapore Standards Council at the sidelines of the Electronics Recycling Asia Conference 2014.

2 NEA estimates that about 60,000 tons of electronic waste (e-waste) is generated annually in Singapore, of which about 50 per cent are common household IT products and home appliances while the rest are ICT equipment generated from the commercial and industrial sectors. The standard provides businesses and industries using ICT equipment with a framework to manage the equipment in sustainable and environmentally responsible ways when they reach the end of their life cycle. Read more