‘Malls, hotels must look into improving efforts to reduce waste’ [News]

November 25, 2016 by  
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By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 24 Nov 2016

From hotels throwing out leftover food to shopping malls discarding paper and plastic packaging, such large commercial premises alone churned out about 302,000 tonnes of waste last year, taking up 4 per cent of the total waste generated in Singapore.

And even though nine in 10 of such premises have their own recycling programmes, a report card on waste for the sector — the first sector required to submit such data — showed that its weighted average recycling rates remained below 10 per cent.

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Compulsory for large hotels, malls to report waste data [News]

March 7, 2012 by  
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By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 7 Mar 2012.

In a bid to cut waste and boost recycling, the Government is making it compulsory for large hotels and shopping malls to report how much waste they generate and their targets for reducing and recycling it.

Only hotels with more than 200 rooms and malls with net rental areas of more than 50,000 sq ft will have to do it.

In all, about 100 hotels and 74 malls will be affected by the measure, which will be introduced in 2014.

Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan announced the move on Tuesday.

Elaborating on it later, a National Environment Agency (NEA) spokesman said the outcome of the new measure would help decide whether it will be extended to ‘other commercial and industrial premises’.

Hotels and malls can generate more than 1,000kg of waste a day, while their recycling rate can be as low as 10 per cent or even less, said the spokesman.

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Singapore hotels to reduce, reuse, recycle [News]

July 20, 2011 by  
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By Channel NewsAsia, 1 Jul 2011

To improve waste management in the hotel industry, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have jointly launched the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programme for Hotels.

This initiative aims to help hotels achieve better waste management and increase waste recycling rates.

NEA said it is part of ongoing outreach effort to encourage different industry sectors to play their part to recycle and contribute towards the recycling rate target of 70 per cent by 2030.

Currently, it is estimated that hotels in Singapore produce about 60,000 tonnes of solid waste a year and less than 10 per cent of the waste is being recycled.

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New 3R Programme to Improve Waste Management and Recycling Rate in the Hotel Industry [Press Releases]

July 20, 2011 by  
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1 Jul 2011 – To improve waste management in the hotel industry, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have jointly launched the “3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programme for Hotels”, in conjunction with the Singapore Green Hotel Award 2011.

This initiative aims to help hotels achieve better waste management and increase waste recycling rates. This is part of our ongoing outreach effort to encourage different industry sectors to play their part to recycle and contribute towards the recycling rate target of 70% by 2030. Currently, it is estimated that hotels in Singapore produce about 60,000 tonnes of solid waste a year and less than 10% of the waste is being recycled. Read more