Monthly Archives: June 2016

Food Waste Training Workshop for Wastebusters (9 Jul)

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…

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

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

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

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

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

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