01 Jul '11, 8am

Singapore hotels to reduce, reuse, recycle

Singapore hotels to reduce, reuse, recycle

SINGAPORE: To improve waste management in the hotel industry, the Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) and National Environment Agency (NEA) have jointly launched the 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) Programme for Hotels. This initiative aims to help hotels achieve better waste management and increase waste recycling rates. NEA said it is part of ongoing outreach effort to encourage different industry sectors to play their part to recycle and contribute towards the recycling rate target of 70 per cent by 2030. Currently, it is estimated that hotels in Singapore produce about 60,000 tonnes of solid waste a year and less than 10 per cent of the waste is being recycled. The voluntary programme will require the hotel partners to set up a system to reduce solid waste, which entails the formation of a committee. The green committee will conduct waste audits, set waste reduction and recy...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

Tweets

TreeHugger @petzdelux attended the @rock_a_field Festival in Luxembourg and reports on their recycling efforts:

TreeHugger @petzdelux attended the @rock_a_fiel...

treehugger.com 30 Jun '11, 7am

Last weekend I experienced what was for me the greenest music festival so far. And not only because at Rock-A-Field in Lux...

How can I reuse or recycle horse hair?

How can I reuse or recycle horse hair?

recyclethis.co.uk 04 Jul '11, 9am

We’ve had an email from Bea: I’ve always put my horse’s tail and mane clippings on the his manure heap to compost down but...

How Reuse, #Recycle or Dispose of Used Paint #g...

thedailygreen.com 03 Jul '11, 2pm

6. Toss latex paint in the trash, but recycle the cans. Unlike oil paints, latex paints aren't considered hazardous waste....

Another use for duct tape: Reduce hospital infections

Another use for duct tape: Reduce hospital infe...

mnn.com 30 Jun '11, 5pm

Trinity presented the study, entitled "The Red Box Strategy: An Innovative Method to Improve Isolation Precaution Complian...

Meditation, Not Medication: Easiest Way to Reduce Risk of He

Meditation, Not Medication: Easiest Way to Redu...

care2.com 02 Jul '11, 7am

While many are turning to medication or struggling to change their diet, a new study suggests the easiest way to reduce yo...

"I have seen cases where within a few weeks pat...

howtospendit.com 04 Jul '11, 9am

Chronicles of a Spa Junkie 20: Undercover – and unbiased Technopolis TV: Gadgets and gizmos Feature: Mellow ship of the ri...

16 green living tips...never knew gum had so ma...

mnn.com 03 Jul '11, 12pm

I can agree with these ways to decrease plastic wastes as waste. In addition to them, I think social system will be necess...

How likely are you to compost? Answer in our la...

earth911.com 05 Jul '11, 9pm

Etsy Item of the Week: Map Rings, Yes Ma’am Cufflinks Etsy Item of the Week: Map Rings, Yes Ma’am Cufflinks Once a week we...

Singapore plans for unforeseen weather conditions

channelnewsasia.com 06 Jul '11, 9am

SINGAPORE : Singapore's Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said governments will have to factor ...