Plastics Recycling and Its Sustainability

Course Date:

Registration Period:

8 hours

8:30am to 5:30pm

Mode of Training:
Facilitated Learning (F2F) 

Singapore Polytechnic 

Course Introduction

The course provides a platform to promote better and greener practices in plastics recycling. It covers the different type of plastics between sustainable plastics, including techniques on recycling and composting and hands-on on plastic synthesis and recycling processes. 

Course Objective

The course aims to provide technical training on the processing and characterisation of plastics recycling. Participants will learn how to transform and upcycle post-consumer plastic waste into new source of materials in renewable and sustainable ways.

Course Outline

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 
1. Identify different conventional plastics.
2. Compare and contrast between conventional and sustainable plastics.
3. Analyse different post-consumer plastics for recycling and composting.
4. Demonstrate plastic synthesis and recycling processes through hands-on experiment.

Topics to be covered

1. Fundamentals of conventional and sustainable polymers
2. Technology trends in recycling, upcycling and composting
3. Practical demonstration
4. Assessment of skills and/or knowledge

Suitable for

Technical / Sales Personnel (working in the plastics, polymers and sustainability industry. (Managers / Technical Leaders (that want to develop a plastic sustainability and recycling strategy for their organisation).

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Possess basic command of English.

Award / Certification / Accreditation

• Certificate of Attendance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who meet at least 75% attendance rate

• Certificate of Performance (electronic Certificate will be issued)
A Certificate of Performance will be awarded to participants who pass the examination and meet at least 75% attendance rate

Full Fees (before GST): $480.00
GST payable for all funding-eligible applicants*: $10.08
GST payable for others: $33.60

Applicants/EligibilitySkillsFuture FundingSubsidised Fee (after GST)
Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above1$432.00$58.08
Singapore Citizens aged below 40$336.00$154.08
Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders$336.00$154.08
SME-sponsored Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders2$432.00$58.08
Others (Full fees payable)$0.00$513.60

*As per SSG’s policy, the GST payable is calculated based on 7% of the baseline funding subsidy of 70%

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may use **SkillsFuture Credit balance to offset respective course fees.

1Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here
2 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information of the scheme, click here. To view SP’s list of similar funded courses, click here. Please submit the attached “Declaration Form for Enhanced Training Support Scheme for SME” together with your online application.

Funding Incentives

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Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit
Terms and Conditions

*Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest, and would be notified if there is a new run.

Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy

c) For payment via PayNow, please enter the UEN No. T08GB0056ACET and indicate the invoice/registration number. 

*With effect from 1 August 2021, cheque payment will not be available 

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.