The zero-waste movement is on the march in Singapore

From repurposing solid waste as construction material to getting companies to reduce unnecessary packaging, Singapore is en route to its goal of becoming a circular economy with zero waste. This requires consumers to support such initiatives.

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With climate change and urbanisation, much attention is focused on our consumerist lifestyle, and how all the waste we generate is destroying the planet and our children's future.

For a small city state like Singapore, a conversation on waste is particularly pertinent, given the shortage of land for landfills. It is also timely, with the projection that our only landfill at Semakau will be full by 2035, a mere 16 years from now.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2019, with the headline The zero-waste movement is on the march in Singapore. Subscribe