Recycling rate fell during Singapore's Year of Climate Action

Bales of used plastics at the SembWaste Materials Recovery Facility. About 40 per cent to 50 per cent of waste at the facility is contaminated or not recyclable.
Bales of used plastics at the SembWaste Materials Recovery Facility. About 40 per cent to 50 per cent of waste at the facility is contaminated or not recyclable.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Last year was Singapore's Year of Climate Action, but the call to save the earth may have been lost on its residents.

Figures from the National Environment Agency (NEA) in April showed that the overall recycling rate fell from 61 per cent in 2017 to 60 per cent last year, mainly due to a drop in wood waste recycled.

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