Recycling and Waste Management
Recycling refers to the process of converting waste material into new materials and objects. Across Singapore, there are shared recycling bins at every block in public housing estates and private landed properties have one recycling bin each. Yet, Singapore's household recycling rate remains low at 20%. In comparison, Taiwan's household recycling rate is 55% and South Korea's is 59%. In South Korea, it is mandatory for food waste to be separated by households so it can be recycled into animal feed or compost. This has helped the country to cut its food waste from 5.1 million tons in 2008 to 4.8 million tons in 2014. Why is Singapore's household recycling rates so low?
Clearly we can do better. What steps can we take to improve recycling efforts?
Find out about how you can reduce waste here:
- Let's Recycle Together campaign (Zero Waste SG)
- How smart is Singapore at recycling e-waste? (Eco-Business)
- Recycling (Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources)
Foodscape is a collective that connects people across our local foodscape, empower individuals with skills and knowledge, and support projects / initiatives that make for a more compassionate food system that is good for our environment and people.
GUI aims to build up the Kampung Kampus to showcase best practices in sustainable living for Singapore, and nurture a conscious community with hearts, minds and hands focused on a humane and sustainable future.
Waterways Watch Society (WWS) aims to inspire stewardship for our environment by keeping our waterways and coasts clean and free from pollution.
Plastic-Lite Singapore is a volunteer-run, self-funded platform which aims to work towards reducing our nation's usage of single-use plastics and towards a cleaner and more sustainable Singapore.
Zero Waste SG pledges to continue educating the public and private organisations on moving together towards a more zero waste nation by reducing their carbon footprint in areas of plastic disposables, food waste, household recycling and business waste.
The Food Bank aims to reduce food wastage and bring fresh produce to the less fortunate.