20 Jan '11, 12pm

Foodcourts go eco-friendly: By Rachel Kelly | Posted: 20 January 2011 1937 hrs SINGAPORE: Greater consumer aware...

SINGAPORE: Greater consumer awareness of higher environmental standards has put the spot light on corporates. In Singapore, consumer awareness has spurred greater demand for green certifications. The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has launched schemes which enable industry players in sectors such as hospitality and food and beverage to receive a green stamp of approval. SEC is currently working with over a dozen foodcourts in Singapore, and going forward, it targets to have 10 per cent of Singapore's foodcourts certified by the end of this year. It was reported last year that Singapore saw a 31 per cent increase in waste generated since 2000, with food waste as one of the top five waste types. Howard Shaw, Executive Director, Singapore Environment Council, said: "The majority of us visit food courts every day; we eat less and less at home. And because it has become a ...

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