Recycling of foodwaste yet to catch on in Singapore [News]

April 28, 2014 by  
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By Siau Ming En, TODAY, 28 Apr 2014

The practice of recycling food waste has not caught on, despite efforts to curb the growing amount of such waste generated.

Food recycling rates in Singapore rose for the second consecutive year in 2013, as 13 per cent of the 796,000 tonnes of food waste generated were recycled last year, figures from the National Environment Agency (NEA) show.

However, last year’s food recycling rate was still below the 16 per cent of food waste recycled in 2010.

Industry players said a myriad of reasons account for the low recycling rates, including the lack of infrastructure as well as manpower and logistical costs of sorting food waste.

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Source: TODAY

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