Tag: Food waste

What Can You Find Inside the Refuse Bin Centre of a Wet Market and Hawker Centre

Do you know what waste goes into the refuse bin centres of our wet markets and hawker centres? We took a quick look at a refuse bin centre located at the Marine Parade Market and Food Centre. Here’s what you can find – food waste, styrofoam boxes, plastic disposables and carton boxes. See pictures below.

It’s not clear whether the waste…

2008 Waste Statistics and Current Waste Situation in Singapore (Part Three)

2008 Waste Statistics and Current Waste Situation in Singapore (Part Three) Continued from Part Two, which looks at the % composition by weight of the waste output, waste disposed and waste recycled in 2008. Just to recap, we concluded that the focus should be to achieve greater waste reduction in Paper/Cardboard, Plastics and Food Waste, as they are common in…

Start Composting at Home

Start Composting at Home Composting is the natural decomposition of organic material (from plants and animals) by microorganisms, into a dark brown crumbly organic substance called compost. Compost mixed with soil is beneficial for growing plants as the compost retains soil moisture, improves soil structure and provides nutrients. There are different types of composting methods such as using a typical compost…

Don’t Waste Food

Don’t Waste Food Singaporeans waste a lot of food each year. In 2013, we threw away about 0.8 million tonnes of food waste and only 13% was recycled. We should not waste food and let’s try to find ways to reduce food wastage in our homes, for our events and for companies that produce food products. Here’s a few tips: For Homes…

Food Waste Recycling

Food Waste Recycling In Singapore, 796,000 tonnes of food waste was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 13%. Food waste is usually processed as animal feed, and undergoes aerobic or anaerobic digestion to produce compost or energy. Let’s take a closer look at food recycling: Food Recycling in Singapore There are local recycling companies that collect bread waste,…