Tag: Singapore Packaging Agreement

It is time for Singapore to reduce plastic disposables

It is time for Singapore to reduce plastic disposables We think it’s time for MEWR and NEA to look seriously into policies and regulations to reduce plastic disposables. What are the government’s plans and targets to reduce (or phase out) the use of plastic disposables over time? Here’s some suggestions: 1) Expand the role and framework of the current Singapore…

16 companies receive 3R Packaging Awards [News]

16 companies receive 3R Packaging Awards [News] By Monica Kotwani, Channel NewsAsia, 3 Jul 2012. Sixteen companies received the 3R Packaging Awards on Tuesday for their efforts in reducing waste from product packaging. Companies recognised included Tetra Pak Jurong and Nestle Singapore. They were honoured at the WasteMet Asia 2012 Networking Dinner, which is part of the inaugural CleanEnviro Summit…

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…

Committee of Supply Debate 2010: Recycling and Waste Minimisation

Committee of Supply Debate 2010: Recycling and Waste Minimisation Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources gave his speech during the Committee of Supply Debate under the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) recently. His speech addresses various environmental policies, including recycling and waste minimisation: Improving Recycling Efforts Singapore’s overall recycling rate increased from 40%…

Choose Products with Less Packaging

Choose Products with Less Packaging Some products come with unnecessary plastic or paper packaging for aesthetic and advertising purposes, and these packaging usually end up as waste. You can choose products with less or no packaging, thus reducing the packaging wastage and cost. The Problem of Packaging Waste As more companies compete to advertise and promote their brands, they use all forms…