Tanjong Pagar Town Council changed the recycling service available to their Buona Vista Division from July 2013 – Veolia has placed recycling bins at each block and are clearing them three times a week.
The previous arranged was a bi-monthly doorstep collection. Both methods took in a variety of unsorted recyclables.
With this method, you can see what people are disposing at recycling bins – and it seems this new method has been embraced enthusiastically. The prominent location of the bins certainly reminds everyone about putting in some effort to recycle.
Hopefully this will mean a greater proportion of our recyclable waste makes it to these bins.
According to NEA’s Singapore Waste Statistics and Recycling Rate 2012, plastic recycling is at the bottom of the class – only 10% was recycled last year.
While we work on plastic recycling, ultimately we have to also keep an eye on reduction – in 2012 we generated 1,370 kg of waste, up from 1,330 kg in 2011 .
See Zero Waste SG for more.