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New kind of 'integrated' recycling facility planned

NEA highlights need to deal with rising amount of waste amid land scarcity

Published on Jun 17, 2014 8:19 AM

Singapore plans to build a first-of-its-kind recycling facility to deal with the rising amount of waste amid growing land scarcity.

Earlier this month, the authorities called for applications to study the project's feasibility, saying Singapore is expected to produce 12.3 million tonnes of rubbish in 2030, up 57 per cent from last year.

The projections were based on population and economic growth estimates, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.

It is partnering the Urban Redevelopment Authority and JTC Corporation in the project.

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