Report food waste data, malls and hotels told
From next year, about 250 shopping malls and hotels will have to report waste and recycling data to NEA, amid growing amount of waste generated here.
Published on Apr 29, 2014 8:08 AM
About 250 shopping malls and hotels will need to report waste and recycling data to the National Environment Agency (NEA) from next year.
They must state the weight of waste discarded and that channelled for reuse and recycling, broken down by type, such as paper, metals and food. Their reports must reach the agency by the first quarter of next year.
Companies must also submit waste reduction plans.
The amount of waste generated in Singapore has been rising over the years. Last year, some 7.85 million tonnes were generated, up from 7.27 million tonnes in 2012. The 2011 figure was 6.9 million tonnes.
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Amount of waste
6.9 million tonnes
7.27 million tonnes
About 7.85 million tonnes