Dip in amount of waste recycled last year

Yu Neng Primary School pupils transferring leftover cake trimmings into a bin laid with peat moss, as part of a compost-making project with BreadTalk in 2016. Every Housing Board block has been provided with a blue recycling bin - up from one bin for
Every Housing Board block has been provided with a blue recycling bin - up from one bin for every five blocks previously. ST FILE PHOTO
Yu Neng Primary School pupils transferring leftover cake trimmings into a bin laid with peat moss, as part of a compost-making project with BreadTalk in 2016. Every Housing Board block has been provided with a blue recycling bin - up from one bin for
Plastic bottles at a recycling separation facility in Tuas. The Government said in 2014 that new public housing projects will be fitted with recycling chutes.ST FILE PHOTO
Yu Neng Primary School pupils transferring leftover cake trimmings into a bin laid with peat moss, as part of a compost-making project with BreadTalk in 2016. Every Housing Board block has been provided with a blue recycling bin - up from one bin for
Yu Neng Primary School pupils transferring leftover cake trimmings into a bin laid with peat moss, as part of a compost-making project with BreadTalk in 2016. ST FILE PHOTO

Less solid waste produced, but lower amounts of wood waste, plastic and paper recycled

Singapore may envision itself as a zero-waste nation, but new statistics show the country still has some way to go to achieve this.

Despite the slew of measures to make recycling easier, people recycled less waste last year compared with the year before.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 22, 2018, with the headline 'Dip in amount of waste recycled last year '. Print Edition | Subscribe