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.


36 Responses to “Programmes”
  1. Trina Swee says:

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I am slowly working my way to having a zero waste lifestyle and I would like to get more involved in the local community movement. Are there any activities projects, I’ve seen that you are looking for writers, that I may help/get involved with. Do let me know how I may contribute.

    With Thanks,
    Trina Swee

  2. marc mah says:

    Dear Sir/Mdm,

    We are an Events Furnishing Rental Company.
    We are in your REUSE category.
    We manufacture new furniture, rent them, sell them as 2nd hand furniture and we also buy in 2nd hand furniture.
    Kindly advise if we can in any part participate in your program or encourage more reuse program in Singapore.
    We love Earth.



    Marc Mah
    Managing Director
    hp: +65 9328 8888
    office: +65 6612 0049

  3. June Tan says:


    Im looking at getting recycle bins for my company, could you please contact me


  4. Joseph Quek says:

    Do you have any recommendation on company that provide food waste system?

  5. Ashley Cheang says:


    May i know where i could grt a recycle bin for glass and cans? Is for a cafe use.

  6. Nick F says:

    UK Customers have now succeeded in forcing major retailers to abandon the use of plastic in their cotton bud products during 2017 in a large scale social media “name and shame” approach. Voice of the customer worked when the Uk Government was too slow or reluctant to intervene. The same can happen in Singapore if customers want that to change….

  7. Julie says:

    I’m wondering what F&B business are doing to not reduce just food waste, but the amount of packaging they use? I’ve not seen a reduction in how bakeries, for ex, decrease the amount of plastic bags and paper bags they use. Does my coffee need to be put in a paper bag in conjunction with another separate paper bag for my pastry to then all be put in a plastic bag? It makes no sense! Also, I tell eateries I don’t need plastic forks/spoons etc and they still give it to me saying, It’s Free!

  8. Kate Bond says:

    Where can I buy bulk food such as nuts, flour etc in Singapore?

  9. Kristine says:

    I am interested to have a recycling bin in the office. Do you mind letting me know how we can go about it? We have cans and lots of papers that we dispose of regularly.


  10. Kathy Tan says:

    I am very concerned of our environment. I enjoy picking up used plastic bottles or any recyclable littering. People will look at me though I am a wierdo, wondering why I go around picking up litter. Do you share the same sentiments like me? How should we go about encouraging people not to litter and throw them at the right place for recycling?

    We need to educate everyone to save the EARTH!

    • Carlos says:

      Well done, Kathy.
      Like you, I keep picking up litter, particularly along Yishun Avenue 2, to dispose of into recycling bins.
      Weird? I wear that badge with pride.

  11. Jennifer says:

    A number of the local supermarket chains have adopted the use of plastic containers for fruits and vegetables. While it does the job of protecting the fruits and vegetables on the supermarket shelf, I find that in a week, I can go through more than ten of these plastic containers just from buying fruits and vegetables (and mine is a small household, imagine a large household of 4 or 5 persons). They are bulky and I am not sure whether they are entirely recyclable although I try to put them into my condo’s plastic recycling bin.

    There must be a better way for the supermarkets to package their produce other than using those bulky plastic containers. Hope you can look into this and make some recommendations to the supermarkets. Thank you.

  12. jasmin turdil says:

    I am interested to have a recycling bin at our office. Do you mind letting us know how

    we can go about it? We have cans and lots of papers that we need to dispose

    many thanks

  13. Anne says:


    I am looking for organisation that can collect paper once a month for my company (paper/newspaper)- save a tree.

    please contact me, thank you.

  14. Normah Nordin says:

    I am having a carnival in June in my school and wondering if your company can provide recycling bins for that day.


  15. Michelle says:


    I am too am interested to have recycling bins at our office, we have cans and plastics that I would love to recycle. How can we go about it ?

  16. Bruce Liu says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m a final year bachelor’s degree undergraduate student from MAE school.
    currently i’m working on my FYP (Waste Plastic Treatment in Singapore).
    i wish have some information about the waste collection, treatment and recycling in Singapore.
    Appreciate if there is any publication that relevant can provide to enrich my Report.

    Best Regards,
    Bruce Liu

  17. Audra says:


    I urgently need to have recycling bins at our office. Days ago, the waste bin was filled with Glass bottles to the ream… OMG… and i see the cleaner damping it away as waste 🙁


  18. Prreetish says:


    I am a high school student and highly inspired with your BYO School programme. Please let me know how can I introduce this program to my school?

  19. Ann says:

    Hi, does anyone know if there is any waste management company provide recycling bins to the office (CBD) and collection on regular basis? Thanks

  20. Miss G says:


    Where can I recycle old flip flops?

  21. Nigel says:

    Love your article on “Reduction of Single-Use Plastic Disposables in Singapore”. I guess consumer need to be able to give up their convenience for the Greener world (e.g. giving up single-use containers/straws, bring their own reusable container or straws around). It will be a long process but in the meantime, business owners should try to provide greener alternatives.

  22. Daisy Prayco says:

    I am From Philippines a visitor, i am amazed how Singapore follow your program of zero waste. Do you have anu Seminar going that i can attend i want to learn and bring it home. Home i can contact?

  23. Sumeda Bandara says:

    Hi please send to us Programed information.

  24. Philip says:


    I’m a final year undergraduate student and currently I am doing a study on Waste Plastic Treatment in Singapore.
    Does anyone know if there is any publication or information about the waste collection, treatment and recycling in Singapore?


  25. Prakash says:

    I would be really interested in exploring opportunities particularly in recycling packaging. Are there any institutions in Singapore I can approach ?


  26. Lyn says:

    Hi, may i know do you organize talks on how to achieve sustainability in work environment other than the existing campaigns.

  27. James says:


    My company is in Tuas Singapore and we are willing to give away free used wooden pallet.
    Anyone or channel should I approach on this.

  28. Jacqueline Moth says:


    Where can I recycle batteries in Singapore?

  29. Eunice says:


    Does anyone know of any programmes for 4year old pre-schoolers such as a visit to recycling plant or any workshops they can take part in to learn about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle?

  30. Pearleen says:

    Hi, do you conduct any workshop on the recycling or a place to show how the recycled things being processed? I would like to invite you to Singapore Island Country club to conduct talk for our members.

    Looking forward to your surprise!

  31. Karlotta Larkin says:


    I would like to start composting – however I don’t have a garden or anywhere to put the compost, is there a service that can collect or you can donate?


  32. Frankie says:

    A lot of retailers in Europe already started “unwrap” their fruits and vegetables, and encourage shopper to bring their own container or recyclable produce bag. This will definitely reduce a lot of single used plastic waste.

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