‘Malls, hotels must look into improving efforts to reduce waste’ [News]

November 25, 2016 by  
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By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 24 Nov 2016

From hotels throwing out leftover food to shopping malls discarding paper and plastic packaging, such large commercial premises alone churned out about 302,000 tonnes of waste last year, taking up 4 per cent of the total waste generated in Singapore.

And even though nine in 10 of such premises have their own recycling programmes, a report card on waste for the sector — the first sector required to submit such data — showed that its weighted average recycling rates remained below 10 per cent.

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Source: TODAY

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