Tag: Recycle

‘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,…

Fun Ways to Recycle

Fun Ways to Recycle Venue: Activities Room in Choa Chu Kang Public Library Fancy creating yourself a funky, multi-purpose hanger made of recycled materials that can be put on the wall? All it takes is just a little bit of innovation, creativity and fun with art! At the end of the day, you get to bring home your designers’ worth…

Where Can I Find Recycling Bins?

Where Can I Find Recycling Bins? Did you know that there are more than 8,000 recycling bins in residential estates all over Singapore? Do you know where they’re located? If you’re trying to find a recycling bin near your house, the OneMap by the Singapore Land Authority shows the locations of public recycling bins at housing estates in Singapore. Check…

Mapping the Location of Recycling Bins in Singapore

Mapping the Location of Recycling Bins in Singapore We are in the process of mapping out the location of the public recycling bins at housing estates in Singapore. The locations are obtained from the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. As there are more than 1,500 recycling bins, we are doing this in stages: Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh Bedok…

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…

Start Recycling at Work

Start Recycling at Work If your company or organisation already has a recycling programme, that’s good and you can recycle at work. If not, it’s time to start one now. Just follow our 6 steps to minimise waste and start recycling at work. First, you would need to form a team and get commitment from your management and colleagues. Conduct a…

Start Recycling at School

Start Recycling at School Recycling programmes are common in our schools (preschools, primary, secondary and tertiary levels), and they are usually initiated by the National Environment Agency (NEA) or by the school administration. Recycling bins and recyclables collection are usually provided by the public waste collectors who are in charge of collecting waste from the schools, or by recycling contractors. You…

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…