Tag: Plastics

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…

20,000 Wishing Spheres Recycled After Marina Bay Singapore Countdown

20,000 Wishing Spheres Recycled After Marina Bay Singapore Countdown In Oct 2009, a friend informed Zero Waste Singapore about the disposal of wishing spheres for the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown. We have seen the spheres before but never asked what happened to them after the year-end countdown party. The Wishing Sphere Project is a significant component of the Marina Bay…

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…

Plastics Recycling

Plastics Recycling In Singapore, 832,200 tonnes of plastic waste was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 11%. Plastic waste, especially plastic bottles and containers, are usually sorted, baled and exported overseas for recycling. There are also plastic recycling companies in Singapore that sort and process plastic waste into small pellets to be used as feedstock for making plastics…

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…