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List of Items that can or cannot be Placed in Recycling Bins

Womenlines is delighted to start a series ‘Go Green Campaign’ to create awareness among womenfolk to adopt conservation of the environment as a part of their lifestyle! This month Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has shared a list of items indicating that which one is supposed to be placed in the recycling bin and which one not!

MEWR has designated 2019 as the Year Towards Zero Waste. They want to rally Singaporeans to treasure their resources and make it a habit to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. You can find out more about our Zero Waste Vision at www.towardszerowaste.sg




Facts-(credit https://www.towardszerowaste.sg/zero-waste-nation/)

  1. In Singapore, waste disposed of has increased seven-fold over the past 40 years. About 7.7 million tonnes of waste was generated in 2017. This amount is enough to fill 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools!
  2. Every day, about 79% of our domestic waste generated will be incinerated at one of our four waste-to-energy (WTE) incineration plants. However, the more waste we incinerate, the higher our carbon footprint – this contributes to global warming and climate change.
  3. Semakau Landfill is Singapore’s one and only landfill. It receives more than 2,000 tonnes of WTE incineration ash and non- incinerable waste daily. At our current rate of waste growth, Semakau Landfill will run out of space by 2035.

How will Singapore achieve  Zero Waste vision?

Singapore will adopt a circular economy approach to sustainable waste and resource management. Singapore will strive to close the waste loop, just like how they have closed the water loop by recycling water endlessly!

Womenlines wants to request the readers to have a look at the list and get mindful about what they are placing in the Recycling Bin!












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