WASTE MANAGEMENT

3D-printed membranes may be future of waste water management

A local start-up has created membranes which it claims can filter waste water five times faster than traditionally used polymer and ceramic membranes.

This farm breeds hungry larvae that eat rubbish

At Singapore's first insect farm, rows of containers with decomposing fruit, rice, fish and other food items lie crawling with insects in a space about the size of a four-room flat.

No plan to impose plastic bag levy, other types of disposable bags not much greener: Amy Khor

SINGAPORE - There are no plans to introduce a levy on plastic bags, and replacing them with bio-degradable or paper bags may not be that much greener.

New e-waste disposal rules for businesses

SINGAPORE - Consumers will find it easier to recycle old mobile phones, washing machines and other electronic items in three years' time, when more shops here provide in-store recycling bins or...

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.