Waste has a huge negative impact on the environment as there are a lot of harmful chemicals and greenhouse gases that are released from rubbish. Hence, it is imperative that we do our part to reduce waste and increase our recycling efforts.
As it was World Environment Day on June 5, this month we are shining the spotlight on sustainability.
In Singapore, the government has set targets of achieving a 70 per cent national recycling rate and a 30 per cent domestic recycling rate by 2030. Zero Waste SG, a local independent charity, aims to drive the zero waste movement in Singapore through education and advocacy, focusing on the areas of food waste, plastic disposables, household recycling and organisational waste. Pek Hai Lin, manager of Zero Waste SG, shares her insights on how you can play a part.