12 Aug '11, 6am

S$5m to up productivity in waste management industry

S$5m to up productivity in waste management industry

SINGAPORE: The waste management industry will get a S$5 million boost to raise productivity. The investments will be used to improve work processes for tasks like trash collection. For example, a bin equipped with Radio-Frequency (RFID) technology is able to record data such as the household it is from and the weight of recyclables when the bin is hooked to a truck. Veolia Environmental Services said this has helped improve productivity by 15 per cent. Some 6,000 workers in the industry are also expected to benefit from a new workforce skills qualification (WSQ) programme. The programme includes modules on the proper operation of waste recycling and collection equipment. This comes at a critical time as Singapore aims to have a recycling rate of 60 per cent by 2012. Workers who will receive this training include waste collection truck drivers, plant technicians and manager...

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