WASTE MANAGEMENT

What junk disposal firms find

A pair of the latest Puma trainers, brand-new Hello Kitty toys and an apparently unused Louis Vuitton wallet are not what most people would throw away, but they are among the discarded items...

At least 17 killed in Mozambique capital as pile of garbage collapses

MAPUTO (REUTERS) - At least 17 people died and several others were injured in Mozambique's capital early on Monday (Feb 19) when a 15-metre pile of garbage collapsed due to heavy rain and buried...

Onus on goods producers to tackle e-waste

The onus will soon be on producers of refrigerators and other such goods to make sure they are properly recycled or disposed of, as the Government puts in place laws to fix Singapore's e-waste...

Singapore's mountain of e-waste

In the 10 minutes you take to read this article, roughly 1,141kg of electrical and electronic items - the weight of 7,610 mobile phones - would have been thrown away by people and companies across...

Plans for more robots, sensors as NEA launches road map to transform cleaning, waste management sectors

In the coming years, you might see robots cleaning and disinfecting areas in Changi General Hospital, or older cleaners donning exoskeleton to give them extra support as they perform their duties...

NEA to audit waste at food places, malls and hotels

The data obtained from the waste audit will help NEA establish the potential for reducing the amount of food waste disposed of and develop programmes to reduce waste in Singapore.

Two more hawker centres to get waste digesters

The locally developed machine, managed by Eco-Wiz, mixes the waste with microbes which digest and decompose the waste into water that is then reused by the machine for self-cleaning or to clean...

Discounts and free food for bringing your own bag, bottle or containers at 14 retailers

SINGAPORE - From supermarket chains in the heartland to a German sausage stall in Dover, 14 retailers will be dangling small discounts to encourage their customers not to use plastic bags, bottles...