It’s now FREE to list your Available and Wanted waste materials at our online waste exchange! We connect businesses and organisations that generate waste materials with those who want the materials, thus helping both parties save time and money while helping the environment.
We do not charge any fees. The user who wants your material will contact you directly via email or phone. We leave it to you to negotiate the details on payment (if any), delivery and other conditions.
If your company or organisation wishes to reduce the waste generated from your premises, you can first conduct a waste audit.
A waste audit involves finding out the type and quantity of waste generated, and how the waste are generated and disposed. This audit would help you to identify the problems and opportunities for waste reduction.
How to Conduct a Waste Audit
You can conduct a simple waste audit by:
- Sorting the waste in the waste bins to find out the waste type and quantity
- Checking the material purchasing records and waste disposal records to learn where the waste comes from and where it ends up
- Walking around the site and checking with the staff to identify where and how the waste are generated
With the data collected from the waste audit, you can identify the major waste types and find ways to reduce them at the source of generation or divert them from disposal through reuse and recycling. Read more
The latest 2009 waste statistics and recycling rate for Singapore can be found at the National Environment Agency’s website. An overview of the waste figures can be found in the infographic below.
Waste Generated refers to the total amount of waste generated in Singapore, which is the addition of Waste Disposed and Waste Recycled. Waste Disposed refers to the total amount of waste disposed at the four waste-to-energy or incineration plants, and at the offshore Semakau Landfill. Waste Recycled refers to the total amount of waste that is recycled locally or exported overseas for recycling. Read more
Waste generation in Asia has been increasing rapidly due to urbanisation and industrialisation, and poor waste management in several countries has caused negative impacts on the environment and the health of the people. According to The Global Development Research Center, the waste in Asia is disposed of by 51% open dumping, 31% landfilling, 9% recycling, 5% incineration and 2% open burning. It is clear that more work has to be done to reduce, reuse and recycle waste in Asia.
We believe that waste is not waste, but a potential resource for someone to use again. To tackle the waste problem, we wish to contribute by focusing on ending industrial and commercial waste from businesses and organisations in Asia, starting from Singapore. Read more