The National Environment Agency introduced the Singapore Packaging Agreement in 2007, to encourage the private sector to curb the amount of packaging waste its generates. But how does it work and what does it mean for businesses in Singapore?
With Singapore set to introduce mandatory reporting requirements in 2020 in a bid to raise awareness of packaging waste, companies tell Eco-Business how they are preparing for the mandate, and what they are doing to limit their packaging waste.
Over the past 11 years, signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement have averted about 46,000 tonnes of packaging waste, enough to fill about 88 Olympic-size pools. Eco-Business looks at how winners of the SPA Awards 2018 have cut their packaging waste.
Companies in Singapore will have to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021. The new rules are part of a plan to extend the lifespan of the island nation's only landfill site.