Each year Singaporeans consume over 1.76 billion plastic items such as PET bottles, plastic bags, plastic disposables. Unfortunately, in 2018, the recycling rate of plastic was only 4%. One of the main challenges in plastic recycling is the segregation of materials.
In 2017, 809,000 tonne of food was thrown away in Singapore, so 144 kg/person/year, whereas 600,000 Singaporeans are food insecure. How much food could be recovered? What are the challenges?… For 2 days, experts involved in the food and waste industry joined an IDEATHON to understand the issues and propose solutions.
Plastic waste is a growing concern worldwide. The mismanagement of plastic represents a significant risk for the environment, human health, and the communities. The growing demand for plastic along with the depletion of resources raise concerns about the sustainability of the current modes of consumption. We published an overview of the Norwegian Deposit Scheme where we draw a comparison with Singapore.
The safety of our planet is continually threatened by global warming resulting from human and industrial activities. Although we are far from reversing some of the repercussions resulting from pollution-emitting activities of man, some companies are showing leadership by implementing long-term projects which offer solutions to the waste challenge we are confronting.