22 Jan '17, 10am

How Singapore strives for ‘Zero Waste Nation’ goal:Packaging Agreement for companies, packaging benchmarking&awards: https://t.co/WoDRYoRlPr

The Singapore Packaging Agreement (SPA) is a joint initiative by government, industry and NGOs to reduce packaging waste, which constitutes about one-third by weight of Singapore’s domestic waste. The Agreement is voluntary, so as to provide flexibility for the industry to adopt cost-effective solutions to reduce waste. NEA launched the first SPA in 2007 to reduce packaging waste. It was signed by various parties including industry associations, individual companies, non-governmental organisations, the Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore, public waste collectors and NEA on 5 June 2007, World Environment Day. Progress Update The first SPA lasted for five years, from 1 July 2007. Signatories had expressed keen interest to continue their participation in the programme as they had benefited from the achievements in waste reduction and cost savings. Therefore,...

Full article: http://www.nea.gov.sg/energy-waste/3rs/singapore-packagin...

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