Whether authorities want to increase recycling or reduce littering, public participation is a must for better waste management. Experts at the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore shared some ideas on how to get people to change their ways.
Companies in the city-state will need to comply with regulations on minimising packaging waste in the next three to five years, Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources said at the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore conference.
In a sharp turn around, owners of Formosa Ha Tinh steel mill on Thursday admitted that toxic chemicals discharged from their massive plant in the Vung Ang Economic Zone caused one of the largest environmental disasters in Vietnam's history.
A new solid waste management roadmap for Singapore has identified policies and technologies that could help it to reduce waste and recycle more. This is crucial as the country faces a growing mountain of trash that will otherwise need to be incinerated, leading to more greenhouse gas emissions and greater demand for landfill space.
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Singapore urgently needs to reduce its food waste, but do companies have the right tools to do so? Owen Yeo, business development manager, Enerprof, highlights some technologies and organisational strategies which can help reduce food waste in the commercial sector.
Singapore, along with 194 other nations, has adopted a global agreement to jointly tackle climate change. This is no easy feat, as reducing our environmental footprint will involve changing our mindsets and habits as well as overcoming technological hurdles.