19 Apr '13, 10am
Singaporeans wasted more than 703 thousand tonnes of food last year!
Singaporeans wasted more than 703 thousand tonnes of food last year, according to statistics released at the end of March 2013. The annual waste and recycling statistics from the National Environment Agency showed that Singaporeans produced close to 7.3 million tonnes of general waste in 2012, with an average recycling rate of 60 per cent. Of the total amount of waste, food waste constituted about 9.67 per cent. According to My Paper, this averages to about 132kg of food wasted per individual, 2kg more than the previous year. Although the amount of food waste recycled is on the climb at 12 per cent, the NEA hopes to achieve a targeted 40 per cent recycling rate for food waste by 2030. How they recycle: Hotel Intercontinental: About 600kg of leftovers are collected each day. They use high tech machinery to sort through the waste and convert recyclable waste into water. 600 ...