Singapore has declared 2019 the Year of Zero Waste, as new surveys show many do not know what they can and cannot put in their recycling bins. Photo: AFP

Singapore wants year of zero waste. But it’s rubbish at recycling

  • Recycling bins around the city are a great idea, but people don’t know what they can put in them … or are they just too lazy to go downstairs and do it?
  • As Asian nations call an end to importing other countries’ trash, Singapore has some thinking to do
Topic |   Singapore

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Singapore has declared 2019 the Year of Zero Waste, as new surveys show many do not know what they can and cannot put in their recycling bins. Photo: AFP
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Gary Lee, left, and Eunice Leow are working to reduce Singapore’s mountain of food waste. Photo: Pang Xue Qiang

Singapore’s food rescuers salvage expired, ugly food to fight waste

  • Singapore, which threw away 763,000 tonnes of food last year, is starting to get an appetite for reducing edible waste
  • But as the movement gains momentum, businesses worry about liabilities
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Gary Lee, left, and Eunice Leow are working to reduce Singapore’s mountain of food waste. Photo: Pang Xue Qiang
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