Semakau Landfill celebrated its 20th Anniversary on 10 December 2019, commemorating the milestone and honouring the pioneer engineers behind this engineering feat. The event was graced by Guest of Honour, Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources. The celebration also reflects the shared responsibility of multi-sectoral stakeholders, including Singaporeans, in extending Semakau’s lifespan.
Semakau Landfill's lifespan is getting shorter by the minute. At our current rate of waste generation, Semakau Landfill (SL) is expected to be fully filled by 2035.
Singapore’s inaugural Zero Waste Masterplan, launched on 30 August 2019, sets a new waste reduction target for Singapore - to reduce the waste sent to Semakau Landfill each day by 30 per cent by 2030 - which will help to extend Semakau Landfill's lifespan beyond 2035.This marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s sustainable development journey and a key step towards the vision of a Zero Waste Nation. NEA Goh Ping Yao takes a look inside the Zero Waste Masterplan