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8 in 10 Singaporeans will avoid buying ‘ugly’ fruits, vegetables: Survey [News]

8 in 10 Singaporeans will avoid buying ‘ugly’ fruits, vegetables: Survey [News] By Wong Casandra, TODAY, 12 Oct 2016 When buying groceries, would you pass over a dented apple or a slightly browned banana? If your answer is yes, you are among the majority, going by the findings of a survey on “ugly food” — food that does not look…

Plastic bag charge unpopular but necessary: Eugene Tay, Zero Waste SG [News]

Plastic bag charge unpopular but necessary: Eugene Tay, Zero Waste SG [News] By Bharati Jagdish, 938LIVE, 8 Oct 2016 Eugene Tay has divided opinion, and in recent weeks, the issue has been plastic bags, and the possibility of a plastic bag charge. A trained environmental engineer, the Executive Director of Zero Waste SG is also Founder and Director of Green…

Non-profit groups step up efforts to bring restaurant excess to needy [News]

Non-profit groups step up efforts to bring restaurant excess to needy [News] By Wong Casandra, TODAY, 25 Sep 2016 Sometimes it’s lamb stew on the menu, other times it’s roast duck. For the past few months, Marina Bay Sands (MBS) has been donating excess food prepared for banquets to the less fortunate. On each occasion, an average of 50 to…

Supermarkets will impose plastic bag charge if it is ‘industry-wide’ [News]

Supermarkets will impose plastic bag charge if it is ‘industry-wide’ [News] By Lim Jia Qi, Channel NewsAsia, 26 Sep 2016 Local supermarket chains could impose a plastic bag charge if there is an industry-wide effort to implement one, they told Channel NewsAsia. This comes in response to a call from environmental group Zero Waste for the Government to introduce a…

Local environmental group calls for plastic bag charge to reduce usage [News]

Local environmental group calls for plastic bag charge to reduce usage [News] By Lim Jia Qi, Channel NewsAsia, 21 Sep 2016 As plastic bag charges have proved to be a success in countries such as the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, local environmental group Zero Waste SG is calling for the Government to impose a levy on the use of…

Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in Singapore

Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in Singapore In June 2016, we published our Position Paper on the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Disposables in Singapore, to urge the government and businesses to develop concrete plans and take bold actions to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic disposables. As a follow-up to our Position Paper and to…

NEA to study disposable packaging’s environmental impact [News]

NEA to study disposable packaging’s environmental impact [News] By Channel NewsAsia, 24 Aug 2016 A study to assess disposable packaging for takeaway food or dining in, and single-use carriers, was called by the National Environment Agency on Wednesday (Aug 24). To better inform its policies on the use of disposable packaging, NEA will be conducting a study to analyse how…

Packaging of consumer products to be regulated [News]

Packaging of consumer products to be regulated [News] By Tan Weizhen, TODAY, 13 Jul 2016 To cut waste in Singapore, the Government will put into effect mandatory requirements on the packaging of consumer products within the next three to five years, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday. Once this is implemented, companies might have to…

NEA and NTU to develop S$40m waste-to-energy research facility [News]

NEA and NTU to develop S$40m waste-to-energy research facility [News] By Lee Li Ying, Channel NewsAsia, 13 Jul 2016 The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Nanyang Technological University signed an agreement on Wednesday (July 13) to co-fund the development of a S$40 million waste-to-energy research facility. This facility will be an open platform that will allow researchers and companies working…