Singapore Waste Statistics from 2003 to 2014

March 20, 2015 by  
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Here’s a look at the waste statistics in Singapore over 12 years from 2003 to 2014. It includes figures on Waste Disposed, Waste Recycled, Waste Output (Waste Disposed + Waste Recycled) for total waste and different types of waste, and also the recycling rate (Waste Recycled / Waste Output x 100) for different types of waste.

Recycling Rate (%)

Recycling Rate 2003-2014

Total Waste

Total Waste 2003-2014
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Singapore Waste Statistics 2014

March 18, 2015 by  
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The National Environment Agency has published the latest 2014 waste statistics and recycling rate for Singapore. Here’s an infographic which gives an overview of the waste figures:

Singapore Waste Statistics 2014

Waste Generated refers to the total amount of waste generated in Singapore, which is the addition of Waste Disposed and Waste Recycled. Waste Disposed refers to the total amount of waste disposed at the waste-to-energy plants and the offshore Semakau Landfill. Waste Recycled refers to the total amount of waste that is recycled locally or exported overseas for recycling. Read more

Less waste generated, but less recycling too [News]

March 13, 2015 by  
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By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 12 Mar 2015

Singapore generated less waste last year than in the year before, but the rate of recycling also fell marginally, figures released by the National Environment Agency (NEA) today (March 12) showed.

The total amount of waste generated last year fell by 4.3 per cent to 7.51 million tonnes of waste, reversing a general upward trend in recent years. Singapore generated 6.9 million tonnes of waste in 2011 and 7.27 million tonnes of waste in 2012.

The amount of construction debris waste generated recorded the biggest fall of about 25 per cent, as the construction sector saw a slowdown in projects. 1.27 million tonnes of construction debris waste was generated last year, down from 1.70 million tonnes in 2013.

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Source: TODAY

Singapore’s recycling rates drop for first time in 15 years [News]

March 13, 2015 by  
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By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 12 Mar 2015

Statistics published online by the National Environment Agency shows overall recycling rates in Singapore dropped to 60 per cent in 2014, down from 61 per cent the year before.

Channel NewsAsia understands it is the first time in 15 years that the national recycling rate has declined.

According to figures from online publication ‘Zero Waste Singapore’, recycling rates have increased steadily over the years.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

Speech by Ms Grace Fu, Second Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Committee of Supply Debate – Waste Management [Speech]

March 12, 2015 by  
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20. Now, I will like to move on to update on our waste management strategies and measures. Singapore has limited land, yet we are producing waste at a significant rate. Last year, we generated about 7.5 million tonnes of waste, which is 50% more than ten years ago. If this trend continues, Semakau Landfill will run out of space in 20 years’ time. Many of us would still be around to see that day if this happens.

21. Last year, we announced plans, as part of the Sustainable Singapore Blueprintto work towards becoming a ‘Zero Waste Nation’. By reducing consumption, and reusing and recycling as much waste as possible, we can conserve resources and free up space that would otherwise have been used for landfills. The Government will work with the community and businesses to make this our way of life. Read more

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