Tag: Packaging waste

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 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…

Companies cut packaging waste – and save $15m [News]

Companies cut packaging waste – and save $15m [News] By Grace Chua, The Straits Times, 6 Oct 2011. Companies here have cut back on 7,100 tonnes of product packaging in the last four years, and saved $14.9 million in the process. They are signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement, a five-year programme started in 2007 to reduce waste. For example,…

Efforts to cut packaging waste bear fruit [News]

Efforts to cut packaging waste bear fruit [News] By Today, 6 Oct 2011. The 127 companies that have pledged to reduce packaging waste have together reduced 7,100 tonnes of waste and saved a total of S$14.9 million in costs over four years, as the Singapore Packaging Agreement enters its fifth and final year. Their efforts were commended by Minister for…

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

2008 Waste Statistics and Current Waste Situation in Singapore (Part Four) Continued from Part Three, which looked at the recycling rate of the different waste, and the opportunities for food waste reduction. This final part explores the opportunities for reducing the generation of Paper/Cardboard and Plastics waste. We will look at campaigns, companies, services, projects and tips that help to…