The waste data show that the efforts of the government in promoting waste recycling has paid off. However, waste disposed has been increasing slowly since 2003. To work towards zero waste, there is a need for the total waste generated to reach a peak and decrease every year.
This means that we can’t depend only on high rates of recycling but we also need greater reduction in the waste disposed, in other words, more reduce and reuse of waste. Recycling is still the least effective of the 3 Rs and should be practised last after reduce and reuse.
via Zero Waste Singapore.
Here is what the study found: In a test of 84 bags, 50 % contained coliform, a bacteria associated with raw meat and 12 % harboured e-coli, a bacteria known to cause serious food poisoning.
If you’re spring cleaning for Chinese New Year, don’t throw away your old electronic items. Bring them to Funan Centre’s Juzz1 store (Level 1) to be recycled. And you’ll be rewarded with a mystery gift.
No purchase required too, so that’s sweet.
Spring cleaning for Lunar New Year usually involves throwing out lots of things we no longer use.But heres a thought – how about exchanging items that are seldom used, for something you really need?A shop in Beijing reduces wastage by doing just that. The Swap Shop is not a charity store, or a collection centre for junk. Neither does it house prized antiques. It sells items that are seldom used.Everyday items such as electronic dictionary, torches, and ornaments have been exchanged for other products.
via Channel NewsAsia.
Don’t want the same generic lamp as everyone else? Make your own lamp lets you breath some individuality into your home while being a greenie too!
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