A bench made out of municipal solid waste slag measuring
80cm by 105cm by 60cm and weighing about 60kg.
Concrete Results: This completed footpath opposite Our Tampines Hub, which links to the Darul Ghufran Mosque, is made from concrete incorporated with municipal solid waste slag.
Chief Executive Officer of NEA, Mr Tan Meng Dui, said, “The technical demonstrations on the use of NEWSand and upcoming field trials are a culmination of efforts over the years to turn trash into resources and close the waste loop. Through these efforts, we hope to extend the lifespan of Semakau landfill beyond 2035 and keep it running for as long as possible. The successful implementation and use of NEWSand marks a key step in Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Zero Waste Nation.”
Many international efforts and measures have been put in place to create a world that is more eco-friendly and sustainable in the long run. Such efforts include the Swiss company, Climeworks, creating the world's first CO2 Capture Plant
. The plant compresses CO2 for usage as fertiliser to grow crops in greenhouses. The multinational automotive manufacturer, Toyota, aims to secure a fossil-free future
with the next-gen Toyota Mirai.