Tag: Recycling rate

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

2008 Waste Statistics and Current Waste Situation in Singapore (Part One) The latest 2008 waste statistics for Singapore can be found at the National Environment Agency’s website. Together with previous waste data from the NEA’s annual reports, we present a snapshot of the current waste situation in Singapore below. In the graph above, Waste Disposed refers to the total amount…

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009

Summary of Waste Issues in the Committee of Supply Debate 2009 The Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, gave his speech at the annual Committee of Supply Debate yesterday in Parliament. Here’s a summary of the waste issues covered: The participation rate in the National Recycling Programme (NRP) has increased from 15% in 2001 to 63% in 2008.…

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…

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…

Metal Recycling

Metal Recycling Metal scrap is one of the largest type of waste generated in Singapore. In 2013, about 1.41 million tonnes of ferrous metal scrap and 135,100 tonnes of non-ferrous metal scrap was generated. The recycling rate is 97% for ferrous metal and 84% for non-ferrous metal in 2013. Ferrous metal scrap is usually sent to a local steel mill…

Glass Recycling

Glass Recycling In Singapore, 73,500 tonnes of glass waste was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 20%. Glass waste is usually sorted and exported overseas for recycling as there are no glass recycling plants in Singapore. Let’s take a closer look at glass recycling: 1. Types of Glass for Recycling Glass bottles, jars, containers and glass sheets are…

Food Waste Recycling

Food Waste Recycling In Singapore, 796,000 tonnes of food waste was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 13%. Food waste is usually processed as animal feed, and undergoes aerobic or anaerobic digestion to produce compost or energy. Let’s take a closer look at food recycling: Food Recycling in Singapore There are local recycling companies that collect bread waste,…

Wood and Horticultural Waste Recycling

Wood and Horticultural Waste Recycling In Singapore, 332,400 tonnes of wood waste and 252,600 tonnes of horticultural waste was generated in 2013. The recycling rate is 77% for wood waste and 48% for horticultural waste. Wood and horticultural waste are usually processed into wood chips for composting, cogeneration or used to make new wood products. Used wood pallets and crates…

Tyres Recycling

Tyres Recycling In Singapore, 21,600 tonnes of scrap tyres was generated in 2013 and the recycling rate is 88%. Scrap tyres are usually rethreaded, exported overseas for reuse, or processed into crumbs for making surfaces and into chips for use as a solid fuel. Let’s take a closer look at tyres recycling: Tyres Recycling in Singapore There are several recycling…

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…