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Singapore’S Environmental Threat!

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Singapore’S Environmental Threat!

  1. 1. Singapore’s Environmental Threat!
  2. 2. Content Outline <ul><li>Environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>Waste management in Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>3’R’s approach </li></ul><ul><li>Campaigns </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1.Environmental Issues FREQUENT HAZE AND POOR AIR CONDITONS
  4. 4. 1.Environmental Issues INCREASING WASTE IN SINGAPORE!!
  5. 5. Where does OUR waste come from? Homes Schools Shopping centres Offices Eating places Industries
  6. 6. Every Day …. about 1,100 truck loads of rubbish WOW!
  7. 7. Waste Explosion 2009 1970 <ul><li>1 new incineration plant every 5-7 years </li></ul><ul><li>1 new landfill every 25-30 years </li></ul>… this is indeed worrying Increase 6 times
  8. 8. Waste Growth
  9. 9. Why do we need to worry? <ul><li>Singapore is a small country and land space is limited </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive to build & keep up the incineration plants and landfill sites </li></ul><ul><li>Need to save our resources </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2. Waste management Incineration Plants Burn (90%) (at incineration plant)
  11. 11. 2. Waste management Landfill Bury (10%) (at landfill site)
  12. 12. Refuse Disposal Facilities 2. Waste management Semakau Landfill Senoko IP Tuas IP Ulu Pandan IP Tuas South IP
  13. 13. How much does it cost? Tuas South Incineration Plant 1 ice cream costs $1.00 In 1 year = $365.00 $890 million = Approx. 2, 439,000 years $890 million! 2. Waste management
  14. 14. Reduce Reuse Recycle The 3 ‘R’s
  15. 16. Reduce wastages by writing on both sides of the sheet of paper R educe
  16. 17. Reduce wastages by using Refillable writing materials R educe
  17. 18. More tips to reduce! Avoid impulse shopping when buying groceries - plan a shopping list Buy large or economy-sized household products that are used frequently Choose products with less packaging Reduce paper waste by using cloth rags instead of paper towels R educe
  18. 19. Reduce Reuse Recycle The 3 ‘R’s
  19. 20. Donate your unwanted textbooks to charitable organisations. l Pass them on to your junior schoolmates. Set-up a book exchange corner. Reuse
  20. 21. <ul><li>Reuse </li></ul><ul><li>plastic </li></ul><ul><li>bags/paper </li></ul><ul><li>bags for </li></ul><ul><li>your next </li></ul><ul><li>shopping trip </li></ul><ul><li>or to line </li></ul><ul><li>waste bins </li></ul>Reuse
  21. 22. Reuse plastic containers Reuse
  22. 23. Reuse gift wrappers for wrapping gifts or to line shelves and drawer Reuse
  23. 24. Too much scrap paper? Cut them up to make notepaper and shopping lists. Reuse
  24. 25. The 3 ‘R’s Reduce Reuse Recycle 22
  25. 26. What is this sign? Recycle
  26. 27. Common Recyclable Materials Collected for Recycling Paper Drink cans Plastic bottles Glass bottles/glass jars Carton boxes Old clothing Recycle
  27. 28. Where can you find the recycling bins? Recycle
  28. 29. Different colored recycling bins at Orchard Road… CANS PLASTIC PAPER GLASS Recycle
  29. 30. Where can you find recycling bins? <ul><li>Major shopping streets </li></ul><ul><li>Hawker centres, Food courts, Coffee shops </li></ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Bus interchanges </li></ul><ul><li>MRT stations </li></ul><ul><li>Airport </li></ul><ul><li>Flatted factories </li></ul>Basically everywhere! Recycle
  30. 31. What & How of Recycling… Recycle
  31. 32. Not-Acceptable Recycling of Paper NOT-ACCEPTABLE Paper contaminated by food waste Others: Used tissue paper, Sweet wrappers, Laminated Paper, Paper coated with wax Packet drinks Recycle
  32. 33. Newspaper, magazines, computer printouts, junk mail, writing paper, envelopes, shredded paper Acceptable Recycling of Paper Recycle
  33. 34. Acceptable Recycling of Paper Paper packaging (food & drink) & carton boxes Recycle
  34. 35. Styrofoam cups, plastic disposable cups & containers Not-Acceptable Recycling of Plastic Bottles NOT-ACCEPTABLE Recycle
  35. 36. Acceptable Recycling of Plastic Bottles Mineral bottles & Drink bottles Recycle
  36. 37. Acceptable Recycling of Cans Beverages cans, soft drink cans etc. Food cans (Rinsed) Recycle
  37. 38. 4. Campaigns
  38. 41. THANK YOU!

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