Still some way to go to achieve zero-waste aim in Singapore: Observers

Singapore generated 7.7 million tonnes of waste in 2017, enough to fill 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
Singapore generated 7.7 million tonnes of waste in 2017, enough to fill 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.PHOTO: ST FILE

Singapore still has some way to go before becoming a zero-waste nation, observers told The Sunday Times.

Yesterday, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli launched the Year Towards Zero Waste to get Singapore to strive towards that vision. Highlights of the campaign include a movement to get Singaporeans to recycle in the right way and a grant to support relevant projects.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 13, 2019, with the headline 'Still some way to go to achieve zero-waste aim: Observers'. Subscribe