Programmes


We are working on these key campaigns and programmes over the next 3 years in these 4 categories: Food Waste; Plastic Disposables; Household Recycling; and Business Waste.

Food Waste

Save Food Cut Waste

Save Food Cut Waste

We manage the Save Food Cut Waste (SFCW) campaign to educate individuals, businesses and organisations in Singapore about the environmental and social impacts of food waste, and to encourage everyone to take action in reducing food waste.

SFCW provides tips for individuals and best practices for businesses to reduce, redistribute and recycle food waste, and also work with volunteers to conduct outreach talks for companies and schools.

Save Food Cut Waste Recipes Competition

We partnered with ITE College West to organise the Save Food Cut Waste Recipes Competition for culinary students, which aims to engage the students in developing recipes for leftovers at home.

The objective of the competition was to develop suitable recipes to help homemakers learn and cook their leftover food into another dish the next day, instead of throwing them away. More importantly, this competition educated the culinary students about the problem of food waste and to be mindful about not wasting food when they are working in the food and beverage industry in the future.

Plastic Disposables

Position Paper on the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Disposables in Singapore

We published our Position Paper on the Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Disposables in Singapore on 1 Jun 2016. The Position Paper describes the current situation and problem, highlights the considerations and responses, and lists several recommendations to reduce plastic disposables.

Through the Position Paper, we urge the government and businesses in Singapore to consider these recommendations, and develop concrete plans and take bold actions to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic disposables. The Position Paper was sent to the Minister for Environment and Water Resources, MEWR and NEA, and we met NEA to discuss the Position Paper.

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

As a follow-up to our Position Paper on plastic disposables and to focus specifically on the problem of excessive usage and wastage of single-use plastic bags in Singapore, we conducted a public survey on a plastic bag charge.

Based on the survey results, we published a Recommendation Paper on the Implementation of a Plastic Bag Charge in Singapore on 12 Sep 2016, which shows the results of the survey and recommends that the government introduce a mandatory plastic bag charge scheme to reduce the excessive usage and wastage of single-use plastic bags and to encourage people to bring their own reusable bags.

We submitted the recommendation paper to NEA for their consideration. This issue was also discussed in Parliament in Nov 2016.

BYO Singapore

We are starting the BYO (Bring Your Own) Singapore campaign to sign up retailers to offer incentives for customers who bring their own reusable containers, bottles or bags.

The campaign would provide information, incentives and resources to encourage people to bring their own reusables and reduce plastic disposables. Under the campaign, retailers would offer incentives to customers who bring their own reusable bags, bottles or containers. The main campaign goal is to sign up 500 retail outlets and reduce 1,000,000 pieces of disposables in 2017.

BYO Schools

We are partnering with the S.E.A. Aquarium from Resorts World Sentosa on a new nationwide BYO (Bring Your Own) Schools Programme. The S.E.A. Aquarium supports conservation efforts, educational and public engagement activities to help protect our ocean health.

Marine litter is mostly made up of plastics, and poses harm to marine animals through ingestion or entanglement. The BYO Schools Programme will inculcate good BYO habits among the young and encourage them to reduce plastic disposables and protect the marine environment.

The programme aims to engage students on plastic disposables and marine litter through assembly talks and exhibitions, and to encourage them to bring their own reusables (bottle, container, utensils or bag) and reduce plastic disposables in the school via a reward card system.

Household Recycling

Let’s Recycle Together

Let’s Recycle Together is a campaign that aims to encourage more HDB residents to recycle using the existing blue recycling bins in their estates, and to educate them on recycling correctly.

The campaign is carried out in 2 phases. Phase 1 involves online engagement through photos, videos and influencers on social media, and aims to spread the message on household recycling to the general public. Phase 2 involves education and engagement with residents at housing estates and the community through posters and signage, roadshows and door-to-door engagement.

Business Waste

We provide talks, workshops and consultancy services to help companies and organisations reduce waste.

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