Singapore Polytechnic, waste management recycling association to work together on innovative solutions for waste industry | Video
05 Jun 2018
Newsclip featured the collaboration between SP and the Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore, which hopes to capitalise on SP's research expertise to achieve Singapore's zero waste vision through technological developments. For example, SP has developed technologies and processes to improve the recycling of e-waste and solar panels so that valuable materials can be recovered rather than incinerated. Some of these innovations saves up to 20 per cent in cost as compared to conventional methods. Another development turns incineration ash into thermal insulation, a material that is highly sought after in the construction industry. The collaboration will also see the launch of a two-day Chemical and Workplace Safety Programme to support workers’ safety and health. The programme is expected to benefit over 100 companies yearly, and the first workshop will take place later this year. Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, Dr Amy Khor, also shared at the ceremony that by 2025, 30,000 workers will benefit from higher value-added jobs in the cleaning and waste management industry.
[Channel NewsAsia, online]