Tag: Paper

Singapore Waste Statistics from 2003 to 2014

Here’s a look at the waste statistics in Singapore over 12 years from 2003 to 2014. It includes figures on Waste Disposed, Waste Recycled, Waste Output (Waste Disposed + Waste Recycled) for total waste and different types of waste, and also the recycling rate (Waste Recycled / Waste Output x 100) for different types of waste.

Recycling Rate (%)

Total Waste

Construction Debris…

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…

Eliminate the Excessive Use of Paper

In Singapore, paper is one of the most common type of waste and about 1.26 million tonnes of paper waste was generated in 2013. We need to eliminate the excessive use of paper and try to reduce paper waste where possible.

Cutting down on our use of paper will lead to a smaller environmental impact from paper production, such as…

Learn How to Make Paper Models

Learn How to Make Paper Models If you’re wondering about what to do with your used paper and junk mail, why not use them for origami – the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding. A simple piece of paper can be folded into various models – from insects, animals, birds, flowers to useful objects such as envelopes, CD cases, coasters, chopstick cases and photo…

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…

Paper Recycling

Paper Recycling Paper is one of the most common types of waste in Singapore and 1.26 million tonnes of paper waste was generated in 2013. The recycling rate of paper is 54% in 2013, and most of this paper waste is sorted, baled and exported overseas for recycling as there are no paper recycling mills in Singapore. Let’s take a…

Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling

Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling In Singapore, about 1.69 million tonnes of construction debris was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 99%. Construction and demolition (C&D) waste is usually sorted for the recovery of materials such as wood, metal, paper and plastics, and processed into aggregates for use in construction activities. Let’s take a closer look at C&D waste recycling: C&D Waste Recycling…