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Learn to Say ‘NO’

By Chu Hui Ying

If you wish to live a zero-waste lifestyle, you can begin simply by learning to say ‘NO’ and refusing items that do not necessarily bring any more practicality to your everyday life.

Here are some everyday items that you can start to eliminate in your life right now. Just say ‘NO’ to them!

1. Plastic Drinking…

Singapore Waste Statistics 2012

Singapore Waste Statistics 2012 The National Environment Agency has published the latest 2012 waste statistics and recycling rate for Singapore. Here’s an infographic which gives an overview of the waste figures: Waste Generated refers to the total amount of waste generated in Singapore, which is the addition of Waste Disposed and Waste Recycled. Waste Disposed refers to the total amount…

New Campaign to Reduce Food Waste in Singapore

Educating individuals and businesses on the impacts of food waste and helping them take action

Singapore, 5 Nov 2012 – Save Food Cut Waste is the first campaign in Singapore targeting the reduction of food waste. It is a ground-up movement educating individuals, businesses and organisations in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and encouraging everyone to…

Save Food Cut Waste

Save Food Cut Waste Are you wasting food? What’s the impact of food waste? Looking for tips to reduce food waste? Want to learn recipes to cook leftovers? Save Food Cut Waste is a ground-up movement to educate people, organisations and businesses in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and to encourage them to take action…

How to Monitor and Manage Waste Flows in Singapore

This is one of the challenges proposed for the UP Singapore Urban Prototyping Weekend. Share your inspirations and solutions at CoLAB.

Challenge Brief

In 2011, about 6.9 million tonnes of waste was generated in Singapore, and each person generated around 1,330 kg of waste in a year. The total waste generated has increased by 48% from 2000 to 2011.

The…

Singapore Waste Statistics 2011

Singapore Waste Statistics 2011 The latest 2011 waste statistics and recycling rate for Singapore can be found at the National Environment Agency website. The following infographic gives an overview of the waste figures: Waste Generated refers to the total amount of waste generated in Singapore, which is the addition of Waste Disposed and Waste Recycled. Waste Disposed refers to the…

Die Die Must Share – The Idea of Collaborative Consumption

Eugene Tay, the Editor of Green Business Singapore and Founder of Green Future Solutions, is a person whom you would describe as a green maven – someone who reads and knows a lot about environmental trends and ideas, and who likes to share them with others.

Having come across many green ideas over the past few years, there is one recent…

123Recycle Mobile App Helps People in Singapore Recycle Waste Packaging Correctly

123Recycle Mobile App Helps People in Singapore Recycle Waste Packaging Correctly Developed by Nestlé Singapore and the Nanyang Polytechnic School of Information Technology, 123Recycle is a free mobile application to help people in Singapore recycle waste packaging correctly. The app is supported by the National Environment Agency and the Singapore Environment Council, and can be used with both Nestlé and…