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Where Can I Find Recycling Bins?

Where Can I Find Recycling Bins? Did you know that there are more than 8,000 recycling bins in residential estates all over Singapore? Do you know where they’re located? If you’re trying to find a recycling bin near your house, the OneMap by the Singapore Land Authority shows the locations of public recycling bins at housing estates in Singapore. Check…

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009 The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, gave his speech at the annual Committee of Supply Debate yesterday in Parliament. Here’s a summary of the waste issues covered: The participation rate in the National Recycling Programme (NRP) has increased from 15% in 2001 to 63% in 2008.…

Mapping the Location of Recycling Bins in Singapore

Mapping the Location of Recycling Bins in Singapore We are in the process of mapping out the location of the public recycling bins at housing estates in Singapore. The locations are obtained from the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. As there are more than 1,500 recycling bins, we are doing this in stages: Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh Bedok…

New Recycling Bins Along Orchard Road

New Recycling Bins Along Orchard Road The recycling bins along Orchard Road have been replaced with new silver-colored metallic bins. If you are a frequent shopper at Orchard Road, you would have noticed the previous recycling bins for paper, metal cans, plastic and glass bottles, shown in the picture below: The old recycling bins have been placed at various locations along Orchard Road…

Free eResources from the National Library Board

Free eResources from the National Library Board The National Library Board (NLB) is providing free eResources to the public, such as ebooks, ejournals, emagazines and enewspapers. Just register online and you can read magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Harvard Business Review, New Scientist and Fast Company, and search for newspaper articles from The Straits Times and The Business Times, online for free.…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Wishing all our readers a happy, healthy and green 2009! We look forward to an exciting year ahead with some changes to our business, Green Future Solutions, and our blogs – AsiaIsGreen, Green Business Singapore and Zero Waste Singapore. We will be upgrading our existing blogs to WordPress 2.7 and using the new Revolution Two theme over…

Wrap Your Christmas Gift With Cloth

Wrap Your Christmas Gift With Cloth Do you want to wrap your Christmas gift in an eco-friendly way? Furoshiki is a Japanese traditional wrapping cloth which is used in a creative and stylish way to wrap gifts and things. Watch how you can wrap your Christmas gifts Furoshiki-style. http://vimeo.com/2321507 The wrapping cloth can be reused or can be part of…

Welcome to Zero Waste Singapore

Welcome to Zero Waste Singapore Zero Waste Singapore is an online publication dedicated to help Singapore eliminate the concept of waste and move towards the goal of zero waste. Our aim is to educate individuals, communities and businesses on Zero Waste and the 3 Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle), and to help them take action through useful information, news, tips,…

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What is Zero Waste?

What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is a concept that challenges the old way of thinking about waste as something that has no value and to be thrown away. According to the Zero Waste Alliance: Zero waste suggests that the entire concept of waste should be eliminated. Instead, waste should be thought of as a “residual product” or simply a…