Waste management in Singapore (Semakau Landfill (We might run out of space…
Waste management in Singapore
Process to handle waste, including collection, transportation, sorting, recycling, burning and disposal.
Using the materials again in their original form or purpose
Keeping the original material and adding value to the item by using it for a different purpose or forming a new product
Using less of the resources to prevent wastage
Waste information and statistics
Volume of waste produced has increased more than six times from 1970 to 2010
Singapore aims to increase the recycling rate to 70% by 2030
Singapore produces 1000 truckloads of waste a day (8,300 tonnes)
Singapore only has one off-shore landfill and the space is running out
We might run out of space by 2035
We send the incineration ash and solid waste to Semakau Landfill
Its area is 350 hectares
8km south of Singapore
Started in 1999 and costed $610 million
Created entirely on sea space
Manmade off-shore landfill
Incineration helps to reduce waste volume by 90%
Sent to transfer station
Deposited at the landfill
What can we do?
Increase awareness about the issue to our family members and friends
Recycle more and encourage the people around us to do the same!
Reduce waste by generating less rubbish
Practise the 3Rs consistently!