A ‘Towards Zero Waste Grant’ will support zero waste ground-up initiatives by individuals, interest groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), grassroots organisations and corporations.
Singapore, 22 January 2019 – Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, announced today that $2 million will be made available to support zero waste projects.
2 By encouraging such initiatives, the aim is to increase awareness of the large amounts of waste Singapore is generating and garner the active participation of various partners to build a strong 3R (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) culture in Singapore. This is to conserve our precious resources, extend the lifespan of Semakau Landfill, and pave the way towards a Zero Waste Nation through a circular economy approach.
3 Within the $2 million fund, a ‘Towards Zero Waste Grant’ will support ground-up initiatives that drive waste reduction and recycling in any of the three key waste streams – packaging waste, food waste and electrical and electronic waste (e-waste) – or encourage households to recycle right. The grant is open to individuals, interest groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), grassroots organisations and corporations from 1 February 2019.
4 Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources said, “Through the ‘Towards Zero Waste Grant’, we hope to support ground-up initiatives from the 3P (people, public and private) sectors that will rally the community to take positive actions, and help Singapore achieve its vision of a Zero Waste Nation. I encourage individuals and groups with good ideas for reducing waste and recycling right to come forward to apply for this grant.”
5 Parties who are interested to start zero waste projects can email NEA at NEA_3P_Funds@nea.gov.sg.
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