Tag: National Environment Agency

Semakau Landfill Expanded to Meet Singapore’s Waste Disposal Needs

Since Apr 1999, Singapore’s incineration ash generated from the burning of waste at our incineration plants, and non-incinerable waste has been sent to our offshore landfill, Semakau Landfill. In 2014, only 2.3% of Singapore’s waste (or 171,000 tonnes) was sent to this landfill.

Phase I of the landfill was created by enclosing 350ha of sea space between Pulau Sakeng and…

7 Types of Recycling at HDB Housing Estates in Singapore

7 Types of Recycling at HDB Housing Estates in Singapore Do you know that there are 7 common types of formal and informal recycling at HDB housing estates in Singapore? If you’re staying in a HDB flat, you would likely come across or participate in one or more of those types of recycling. Let’s take a look at the 7…

Explore Simple and Cost-Effective Ways to Maximise the Use of Our Existing Recycling Infrastructure

Explore Simple and Cost-Effective Ways to Maximise the Use of Our Existing Recycling Infrastructure Grace Chua from the Straits Times wrote an article yesterday on Recycling: Time to get our act together. She suggested some laws and improvements to increase the recycling efforts of households and businesses. Before considering her suggestions for households, I would suggest that the National Environment…