28 Jan '18, 8pm

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In tandem with Singapore's economic growth and increase in population, the amount of solid waste generated in 2016 increased to 7.81 million tonnes, up by 140,700 tonnes from 7.67 million tonnes in 2015. The amount of waste recycled in 2016 also increased by 119,300 tonnes, while the amount of waste disposed of increased marginally by 21,400 tonnes. The increase in the amount of waste recycled was largely due to an uptick in the amount of construction debris recycled. More premises started segregating food waste for recycling and food waste recycled increased by 7,000 tonnes. On the whole, the increase in total waste recycled was marginally higher than the increase in total waste generated. Thus, the overall recycling rate remained at 61 per cent. Our domestic waste recycling rate increased to 21 per cent in 2016, up from 19 per cent in 2015. The increase in the domestic w...

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