NEA calls for tender to conduct study on electrical, electronic waste [News]

September 19, 2015 by  
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By TODAY, 19 Sep 2015

The National Environment Agency (NEA) yesterday called for a tender to conduct a study on the collection, recycling and management of electrical and electronic waste (e-waste), amid the increasing use of electronic devices.

The NEA will use the study findings to consider a system for collecting and recycling e-waste. The study should include a survey of the e-waste collection and recycling value chain, including the final treatment and disposal.

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Hyflux-Mitsubishi consortium to build S$750m waste-to-energy plant in Tuas [News]

September 16, 2015 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 15 Sep 2015

A consortium comprising Hyflux and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will build Singapore’s sixth waste-to-energy (WTE) plant in Tuas, the National Environment Agency (NEA) announced on Tuesday (Sep 15).

Water management provider Hyflux and MHI were selected among six bids in a tender held in November last year, said NEA.

“At a first-year cost of S$55.19 per tonne, the Hyflux and MHI consortium submitted the most competitive offer for the development of a WTE plant and the provision of waste-to-energy services over a 25-year period,” explained NEA in a news release.

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Going Paperless in the Corporate Economy

September 15, 2015 by  
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This post is contributed by Kimmy Paulino from Eco-Savvy Rebel.

It’s been more than 20 years since email was brought out to the world. It has probably saved the world a billion tons of paper with the revolution. Our personal and business correspondences were made faster and faster with internet speed, inbox size and user-friendly interfaces.

In the corporate scene, you can always see a lot of wasteful practices. I remember ‘ol colleagues who need to print all their emails because they can’t keep track of the trails, or those who need to send over CDs for massive files. Tools have been introduced to solve these issues and are now considered norms. Read more