Tag: National Recycling Programme

Why is Singapore’s household recycling rate stagnant? [News]

Why is Singapore’s household recycling rate stagnant? [News] By Linette Lim, Channel NewsAsia, 27 Jun 2016 For two years, Hougang resident Padmarani Srivatsan has been collecting raw food scraps – like vegetable and fruit peel – that she throws out from her kitchen, turning it into soil nutrients for her plants. “It’s black gold,” she said, picking up a handful…

Incentives to Promote Recycling [News]

Incentives to Promote Recycling [News] By The Straits Times Households will be encouraged to recycle more through incentives given by waste-collection companies. The requirement to provide incentives, starting from July, will be stipulated when public waste collection contracts with companies are renewed. Environment and Water Resources Minister Yaacob Ibrahim announced the incentive requirement when he spoke yesterday during the debate…

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…

‘Can Recycle?’ Shows Items that are Acceptable for Recycling

‘Can Recycle?’ Shows Items that are Acceptable for Recycling We have been receiving frequent enquiries from our readers on whether certain waste items can be recycled under the National Recycling Programme (NRP) or through the public recycling bins. To be honest, we don’t have all the answers. So we started this new initiative called ‘Can Recycle?‘. We compiled a list…

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…

Can Recycle?

Can Recycle? We have been receiving a few enquiries from our readers on whether their waste items can be recycled under the National Recycling Programme (NRP) or using the public recycling bins. They asked whether these items can be recycled – Yakult bottles, milk cartons, CDs, plastic packaging, shredded paper, spectacles, aluminium foil, styrofoam boxes, shoes, soft toys, pillows, clothing,…

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009 The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, gave his speech at the annual Committee of Supply Debate yesterday in Parliament. Here’s a summary of the waste issues covered: The participation rate in the National Recycling Programme (NRP) has increased from 15% in 2001 to 63% in 2008.…

Give It Away

Give It Away If you have old or unwanted items that are still in good condition, consider giving them to someone or donating them to charity. You can give it away through the following ways: 1. Give Away Online The Singapore Freecycle Network is part of the global Freecycle movement that allows anyone to give away or receive items for free on its Facebook Group or…

Start Recycling at Home

Start Recycling at Home It’s easy to recycle at home. Learn about the existing recycling programme at your area and find out the type of items that are acceptable for recycling. HDB Housing Estates and Landed Property Estates The National Environment Agency (NEA) has implemented the National Recycling Programme (NRP) since 2001, where recycling bins are provided for residents living…