Khaw Boon Wan on recycling excavated materials [News]

August 10, 2012 by  
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By Julia Ng, Channel NewsAsia, 10 Aug 2012.

In his latest blog entry, National Development Minister Khaw Boon Wan shared on Friday a little known story of how recycled excavated materials from Singapore’s construction sites are turned into a useful construction resource.

He noted that in most countries, excavated materials are dumped on land, which is unsightly and takes up precious space.

In Singapore, unwanted excavated clay and earth are used to reclaim and create new land. Mr Khaw coined this as “new earth”.

Just as NEWater is an inspiring story of how Singapore overcame a shortage challenge, through an innovative way to reduce, reuse and recycle used water, Mr Khaw said such “new earth” is a better way to manage excavated materials.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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