Tag: 3R Packaging Awards

S’pore’s increasing waste poses potential crisis [News]

S’pore’s increasing waste poses potential crisis [News] By Kok Xing Hui, TODAY, 3 Jul 2013. The dense haze episode two weeks ago was a “special, extreme case of waste disposal gone wrong”, said Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Vivian Balakrishnan yesterday. It was agricultural waste incinerated out in the open, leading to smog in the air that people…

16 companies receive 3R Packaging Awards [News]

16 companies receive 3R Packaging Awards [News] By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 3 Jul 2012. Sixteen companies received the 3R Packaging Awards on Tuesday for their efforts in reducing waste from product packaging. Companies recognised included Tetra Pak Jurong and Nestle Singapore. They were honoured at the WasteMet Asia 2012 Networking Dinner, which is part of the inaugural CleanEnviro Summit…

Companies cut packaging waste – and save $15m [News]

Companies cut packaging waste – and save $15m [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 6 Oct 2011. Companies here have cut back on 7,100 tonnes of product packaging in the last four years, and saved $14.9 million in the process. They are signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement, a five-year programme started in 2007 to reduce waste. For example,…

Efforts to cut packaging waste bear fruit [News]

Efforts to cut packaging waste bear fruit [News] By Today, 6 Oct 2011. The 127 companies that have pledged to reduce packaging waste have together reduced 7,100 tonnes of waste and saved a total of S$14.9 million in costs over four years, as the Singapore Packaging Agreement enters its fifth and final year. Their efforts were commended by Minister for…