Pui Cuifen turns food waste into compost in Singapore. In 2018, the city state produced 763,000 tonnes of food waste, of which only 17 per cent was recycled. Photo: Toh Ee Ming Pui Cuifen turns food waste into compost in Singapore. In 2018, the city state produced 763,000 tonnes of food waste, of which only 17 per cent was recycled. Photo: Toh Ee Ming
Pui Cuifen turns food waste into compost in Singapore. In 2018, the city state produced 763,000 tonnes of food waste, of which only 17 per cent was recycled. Photo: Toh Ee Ming

Composting to cut food waste in Singapore and how the community, restaurants, even hotels are working together to fix the problem

  • A rising composting movement in Singapore is addressing a longstanding problem in the food-obsessed city state that recycles only 17 per cent of food waste
  • Singapore unveiled its Zero Waste Masterplan last year, which will see large malls, hotels and caterers forced to segregate food waste starting in 2024

Topic |   Food and agriculture
Pui Cuifen turns food waste into compost in Singapore. In 2018, the city state produced 763,000 tonnes of food waste, of which only 17 per cent was recycled. Photo: Toh Ee Ming Pui Cuifen turns food waste into compost in Singapore. In 2018, the city state produced 763,000 tonnes of food waste, of which only 17 per cent was recycled. Photo: Toh Ee Ming
Pui Cuifen turns food waste into compost in Singapore. In 2018, the city state produced 763,000 tonnes of food waste, of which only 17 per cent was recycled. Photo: Toh Ee Ming
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