Recycling has always existed, either as a formal sector or as an informal sector. In this new section of the review of “50 year of waste management in Singapore” we are exploring a brief summary of the history of waste management and some of the key concepts of the recycling eco-system.
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.