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WY15/16 was yet another year where we took on and overcame various challenges, as we continued our work in sustaining and improving the environment around us. In the many tasks that our NEA officers carry out on a daily basis, they each sought to make a difference. Making A Difference The last WY saw our continued focus on efficient waste and resource management in Singapore. The second phase development of Semakau Landfill was completed in July 2015. In this phase, an innovative single-cell design was installed to maximise the landfill capacity, thereby extending the lifespan of the landfill. This new design also minimised the amount of sand used, thereby lowering the cost of construction. As part of our long-term strategy to manage domestic waste in Singapore, NEA launched a call for proposals to build a mechanical and biological treatment facility that would use an automated mechanical process to separate recyclables as well as a biological component that could include processes such as composting to break down biodegradable components of the waste. This facility will help to maximise recycling and resource recovery from domestic waste, and bring us closer to realising our target of a 70 per cent recycling rate by 2030. One convenience that many residents enjoy is the hawker centre. NEA plans to build 20 new centres by 2027, the first two of which were launched in the last WY. Hougang Ci Yuan Hawker Centre and Bukit Panjang Hawker Centre boast updated features to enhance the dining experience, including amenities that cater to families with young children and the Mr Ronnie Tay Chief Executive Officer National Environment Agency more than 80 partners and over 10,000 volunteers, the operation bagged more than 7,000 kg of litter. Similarly, in support of the tray return programme, the Movement also brought together schools, community organisations and F&B operators to encourage diners to return their trays. This simple act of social graciousness aims to reduce waiting time for other patrons and ensures a cleaner and more comfortable dining experience. Faced with the threat of dengue, we also rallied the help of the community to spread our Do the Mozzie Wipeout messages, with various districts organising activities to remind residents to eliminate potential mosquito breeding grounds. NEA trained more than 5,800 Dengue Prevention Volunteers to complement the work of our officers in more than 1,000 events to promote dengue awareness across Singapore. NEA also expanded its Community Volunteer Programme to inspire good stewardship for the environment within the community. The programme, which used to be open only to members of Non- Governmental Organisations and public officers, was extended to include members of the public from 1 March 2016. Those who are passionate about the environment undergo training similar to that provided to NEA officers, and can participate in public outreach and engagement of those who commit environment- related offences. Sustainable and Future-ready Singapore Being densely populated, Singapore also needs to look towards new solutions to ensure the sustainability of our limited resources. Hence, in addition to its current 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) programme, the agency is looking at how it can apply the practices of a circular economy, where resources are kept in use for as long as possible. Toward that end, NEA is promoting the reduction of food waste and recovery of electronic waste. But at the same time, we need to also encourage producers further up the value chain to invest in better design that allows for more sustainable waste management practices. Together with reducing our consumption of natural resources, this will also extend the lifespan of our sole landfill. The transboundary nature of environmental impact takes our work beyond our shores, as we build capacity by sharing with and learning from partners and our counterparts across the world. As part of Singapore’s efforts to mitigate transboundary haze pollution in the region, NEA has worked with ASEAN member states and international peatland experts to produce a set of guidelines on holistic peatland fire management in the last WY. Such collaborations will be taken further in the upcoming years, to ensure that we address all avenues in tackling the issue of transboundary haze. While Singapore already enjoys a reputation as a clean and green city today, the leap to be a sustainability leader will need sustained efforts to improve performance, establish forward-looking policies and thought leadership. NEA is certainly poised to take on this challenge, and will work toward building and maintaining a clean environment for today, and for future generations of Singaporeans. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank fellow NEA Board members for their strategic guidance and advice, as well as NEA’s management, staff, partners and the community for their untiring efforts and commitment all through the year. Without their support, it would not have been possible for NEA to fulfil its mission of ensuring a clean and sustainable Singapore for our present and future generations. NEA ANNUAL REPORT 2015 / 2016 NEA ANNUAL REPORT 2015 / 2016