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Towards Zero Waste

Our current rate of waste generation is not sustainable and is contributing to climate change. Each of us must recognise the impact of our actions on the environment, and adopt more sustainable habits to bring us closer to our vision of becoming a Zero Waste Nation.

If you’re just getting started on your zero waste journey and looking for more information on sustainability, you’ve come to the right page!

Check out the answers to frequently asked questions below:

 

What can be recycled in the blue recycling bin?

Not sure whether an item can be recycled? Check over here. Besides recycling right, we should also reduce wastage by using only what we need and reusing what we can. Find out how you can practise the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) at home, school or work here.

 

Where are places to go for donation, resale and repair?

Not sure what to do with items that are in good condition, but you no longer need? Consider donating or reselling them. There are many channels to donate, resell and repair items, check them out here.

 

Where to recycle E-waste?

E-waste contains useful materials, such as gold, silver, copper or plastic, that can be recovered and made into new products. Our nationwide e-waste management system ensures that e-waste is properly treated in order to protect the environment and public health, while recovering valuable resources. Find out more about how you can recycle e-waste here.

 

How can we reduce food wastage?

Food waste is a serious issue but its solution is simple – buy only what you can consume. Get the handy guide to reducing food wastage and saving money here. There are also guidebooks for supermarkets, food retail and food manufacturing establishments.

 

What can we do to reduce our use of disposables?

We can generate less waste by choosing reusables over disposables. Check out the resources, guides, and tips on how to reduce the use of disposables here.