Tag: NEA

Packaging of consumer products to be regulated [News]

Packaging of consumer products to be regulated [News] By Tan Weizhen, TODAY, 13 Jul 2016 To cut waste in Singapore, the Government will put into effect mandatory requirements on the packaging of consumer products within the next three to five years, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday. Once this is implemented, companies might have to…

NEA and NTU to develop S$40m waste-to-energy research facility [News]

NEA and NTU to develop S$40m waste-to-energy research facility [News] By Lee Li Ying, Channel NewsAsia, 13 Jul 2016 The National Environment Agency (NEA) and Nanyang Technological University signed an agreement on Wednesday (July 13) to co-fund the development of a S$40 million waste-to-energy research facility. This facility will be an open platform that will allow researchers and companies working…

Pay as you throw among ideas to cut down waste in Singapore [News]

Pay as you throw among ideas to cut down waste in Singapore [News] By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 3 Jun 2016 Sorting household waste with colour-coded bags or charging users for the amount of waste they throw out could be future solutions to changing consumer behaviour to better manage and raise recycling rates here. These ideas were identified in the…

Food waste recycling trial at hawker centres and markets

A two-year on-site food waste recycling trial at Ang Mo Kio Blk 628 Market and Tiong Bahru Market was launched by the National Environment Agency (NEA) on Thursday, to test the economic viability and operational feasibility of two different types of on-site food waste recycling systems. The systems are leased by NEA from two vendors – Eco Wiz (SG) and VRM…

Singapore’s First Metal Recovery Facility Reduces Weight Of Incineration Bottom Ash By 10 Per Cent [Press Release]

Singapore, 1 December 2015 – Since Singapore’s first metal recovery facility started operations in July this year, it has reduced the weight of incineration bottom ash (IBA) it processes by 10 per cent in weight. This in turn, means that the lifespan of Semakau Landfill could be prolonged. This was highlighted today at the opening ceremony of REMEX Minerals Singapore’s…

NEA To Conduct Waste Audit For Selected Households [Press Release]

Singapore, 24 November 2015 – The National Environment Agency (NEA) today called a tender to conduct a waste audit for selected households. The winning bidder will be required to collect waste disposed of by these households for segregation and audit.

2 Up to 300 households from different housing types in Singapore will be selected for this waste audit. Households that agree…

Saving Money The Biggest Motivation For Households To Reduce Food Wastage: NEA & AVA Survey [Press Release]

Singapore, 20 November 2015 – A survey commissioned by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) has revealed that saving money is the biggest motivation that will drive Singapore consumers to reduce food wastage, while concern for the environment came a close second.

2 The survey was commissioned in September 2014 to better understand the…