The prevalence of a "sachet economy" is stretching waste management capabilities in the country. Lawmakers are suggesting an amendment of the current Extended Producer Responsibility Act to expand its coverage to include medium-sized firms.
Industrial-scale deep-sea mining has not been green-lit after negotiations over the rules for extraction stalled. A new study finds that repairing the seabed after mining it could cost up to US$5.7 million per square kilometre.
Increased government and corporate accountability, including the full implementation of the EPR law and more investment into upcycling innovations, are equally critical to create a more sustainable waste management ecosystem in Singapore.
Trang Chu Minh
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