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Singapore Launches Zero Waste Masterplan

Singapore Launches Zero Waste Masterplan

To cut the amount of waste sent to its landfill—expected to reach capacity by 2035—Singapore has launched a new zero waste plan.

Singapore’s Semakau Landfill is projected to hit capacity by 2035. In order to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, Singapore’s Ministry of Environment and Water Resources has launched a Zero Waste Masterplan that aims to reduce waste sent to landfill each day by 30 percent by 2030.

The plan includes adopting a circular economy approach to waste and resource management practices and shifting toward more sustainable production and consumption. The plan also sets targets for food waste, electronic waste, packaging waste and research and development.

TODAY has more:

With the Semakau Landfill set to run out of space by 2035, the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) has set a new waste reduction target to extend its lifespan.

The Zero Waste Masterplan launched on Friday (Aug 30) aims to reduce the waste sent to the landfill each day by 30 per cent by 2030.

It also outlines plans to achieve a 70 per cent overall recycling rate by 2030.

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