More food outlets looking to reduce waste during festive season [News]

December 28, 2015 by  
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By Olivia Siong, Channel NewsAsia, 27 Dec 2015

During the festive season, food waste is expected to go up by about 10 to 20 per cent, according to the non-governmental organisation Zero Waste. Some organisations have been looking tackle the problem.

The increased waste comes from preparing more food during the festive season.

“I think if you organise a party during the festive season you might cook too much or order too much food,” explained Mr Eugene Tay, executive director of Zero Waste. “For F&B companies during the festive season, they might anticipate more crowd or customers, so they might prepare or cook more food.”

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Hong Kah North launches ‘zero waste’ campaign [News]

December 20, 2015 by  
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By Audrey Tan, The Straits Times, 20 Dec 2015

Hong Kah North constituency in Bukit Batok has launched a new initiative to further reduce its carbon footprint, doing its part to support the global climate pact sealed in Paris this month.

Under the initiative launched on Sunday (Dec 20), the constituency will intensify its efforts at getting residents to generate less waste through the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Singapore’s First Metal Recovery Facility Reduces Weight Of Incineration Bottom Ash By 10 Per Cent [Press Release]

December 2, 2015 by  
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Singapore, 1 December 2015 – Since Singapore’s first metal recovery facility started operations in July this year, it has reduced the weight of incineration bottom ash (IBA) it processes by 10 per cent in weight. This in turn, means that the lifespan of Semakau Landfill could be prolonged. This was highlighted today at the opening ceremony of REMEX Minerals Singapore’s (REMEX) metal recovery facility at the Tuas Marine Transfer Station.

2 The facility is part of the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) long-term strategy to manage solid waste in Singapore. The metal recovery facility uses magnetic and eddy current separators to recover ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals from IBA generated by Singapore’s incineration plants. Read more