Food Waste Training Workshop for Wastebusters (9 Jul)

June 28, 2016 by  
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Food Waste Training Workshop for Wastebusters (9 Jul)

Zero Waste SG is recruiting more volunteers (aka Wastebusters) who are interested in spreading awareness on food waste through our Save Food Cut Waste programme!

We are conducting our 2nd training workshop for volunteers, and will share more information on the food waste situation in Singapore and what individuals can do to reduce food waste.

After the workshop, you will be able to give talks to companies and spread awareness on food waste. You are expected to give 2 talks a year. This workshop is only open for those who are able to give the talks on weekdays (pls do not sign up if you are not able to do so).

Date: 9 July 2016 (Sat)

Time: 2pm to 4.30pm

Venue: The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165

Why is Singapore’s household recycling rate stagnant? [News]

June 27, 2016 by  
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By Linette Lim, Channel NewsAsia, 27 Jun 2016

For two years, Hougang resident Padmarani Srivatsan has been collecting raw food scraps – like vegetable and fruit peel – that she throws out from her kitchen, turning it into soil nutrients for her plants.

“It’s black gold,” she said, picking up a handful from her composting bucket and taking a sniff. “And it doesn’t smell at all. It smells… wholesome.”

Besides composting raw food waste, the 52-year-old kindergarten teacher has been recycling other waste that her household generates, including plastics, glass bottles, paper and tin cans. Doing all this requires a conscientious effort, said Mrs Srivatsan, acknowledging that it may be a challenge for many Singaporeans, who generate some of the most waste globally on a per capita basis, to follow her example.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

Pay as you throw among ideas to cut down waste in Singapore [News]

June 4, 2016 by  
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By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 3 Jun 2016

Sorting household waste with colour-coded bags or charging users for the amount of waste they throw out could be future solutions to changing consumer behaviour to better manage and raise recycling rates here.

These ideas were identified in the Solid Waste Management Technology Roadmap led by the National Environment Agency (NEA), to guide the improvement of Singapore’s waste collection, sorting and separation, upcycling and treatment of waste.

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Source credit: TODAY

Govt urged to take concrete action over plastic waste [News]

June 3, 2016 by  
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By Toh Ee Ming, TODAY, 3 Jun 2016

Rather than wait for businesses and consumers to go green on their own accord, the authorities should take “bold action” and develop “concrete plans” — such as introduce regulations and targets to phase out plastic disposables over time — to address the mounting pile of plastics thrown away by Singaporeans each year.

In a position paper on single-use plastics issued ahead of World Environment Day — which falls on Sunday — Zero Waste SG, a non-profit group here, said that efforts to reduce plastic waste have not shown encouraging results.

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Source credit: TODAY