SP, recycling sector seek 'zero waste' with tie-up

05 Jun 2018

Article featured the team of researchers from SP who has come up with a way of fully recycling incineration ash into foam glass. This innovation could help save space at current landfills. Innovations like this have prompted a collaboration between SP and the Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore, which hopes to capitalise on the polytechnic's research expertise to achieve Singapore's "zero waste" vision through technological developments. A memorandum of understanding was signed yesterday, which will also see the launch of a Chemical and Workplace Safety Programme - a two-day workshop for chemical and waste management companies - later this year. Electronic waste is one of the areas the collaboration hopes to target. SP has also found ways to improve the recycling of electronic waste and solar panels so that valuable materials can be recovered rather than incinerated. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources, who witnessed the signing ceremony, shared that a projected 30,000 workers will benefit from higher value-added jobs in the cleaning and waste management industry. Similar story was reported in The New Paper. (The Straits Times, pB3)
5 Jun - SP, recycling sector seek 'zero waste'