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Green Future Solutions Starts mywaterbottle Campaign to Encourage the Use of Refillable Water Bottles and Reduce Single-Use Bottled Water

Green Future Solutions Starts mywaterbottle Campaign to Encourage the Use of Refillable Water Bottles and Reduce Single-Use Bottled Water Green Future Solutions started its first green campaign called mywaterbottle on 22 April 2010, Earth Day. mywaterbottle is a non-profit campaign to encourage more Singaporeans to use their own refillable water bottles, instead of buying or taking single-use bottled water. mywaterbottle…

Committee of Supply Debate 2010: Recycling and Waste Minimisation

Committee of Supply Debate 2010: Recycling and Waste Minimisation Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources gave his speech during the Committee of Supply Debate under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) recently. His speech addresses various environmental policies, including recycling and waste minimisation: Improving Recycling Efforts Singapore’s overall recycling rate increased from 40%…

20,000 Wishing Spheres Recycled After Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

20,000 Wishing Spheres Recycled After Marina Bay Singapore Countdown In Oct 2009, a friend informed Zero Waste Singapore about the disposal of wishing spheres for the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown. We have seen the spheres before but never asked what happened to them after the year-end countdown party. The Wishing Sphere Project is a significant component of the Marina Bay…

How Nokia and TES-AMM Recycles Old Mobile Phones

How Nokia and TES-AMM Recycles Old Mobile Phones Green Business Singapore went for a site visit recently to check out how Nokia and its e-waste vendor, TES-AMM (Singapore) Pte Ltd, collects and recycles old mobile phones. Nokia has the largest voluntary mobile phone recycling scheme worldwide, with takeback and collection facilities in over 5,000 Nokia Care Centres across 85 countries.…

Some Banks Just Don’t Get It

Some Banks Just Don’t Get It It is amazing how some banks waste resources in their marketing campaigns. One example is when banks send pre-approved credit cards to their customers, even though their customers never ask for those cards. The photo above shows all the material inside a single envelope by DBS, including the letter, pre-approved credit card, brochures, card…

Can Recycle?

Can Recycle? We have been receiving a few enquiries from our readers on whether their waste items can be recycled under the National Recycling Programme (NRP) or using the public recycling bins. They asked whether these items can be recycled – Yakult bottles, milk cartons, CDs, plastic packaging, shredded paper, spectacles, aluminium foil, styrofoam boxes, shoes, soft toys, pillows, clothing,…