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Singapore’s Environment al Threat!
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  • 1.Singapores Environmental Threat!

2. Content Outline

  • Environmental issues
  • Waste management in Singapore
  • 3Rs approach
  • Campaigns

3. 1.Environmental Issues FREQUENT HAZE AND POOR AIR CONDITONS 4. 1.Environmental Issues INCREASING WASTE IN SINGAPORE!! 5. Where does OUR waste come from? Homes Schools Shopping centres Offices Eating places Industries 6. Every Day . about1,100 truck loadsof rubbish WOW! 7. Waste Explosion 2009 1970

  • 1 new incineration plant every 5-7 years
  • 1 new landfill every 25-30 years

this is indeed worrying Increase6times 8. Waste Growth 9. Why do we need to worry?

  • Singapore is a small country and land space is limited
  • Expensive to build & keep up the incineration plants and landfill sites
  • Need to save our resources

10. 2. Waste management Incineration Plants Burn (90%) (at incineration plant) 11. 2. Waste management Landfill Bury (10%) (at landfill site) 12. Refuse Disposal Facilities 2. Waste management Semakau Landfill Senoko IP Tuas IP Ulu Pandan IP Tuas South IP 13. How much does it cost? Tuas South Incineration Plant 1 ice cream costs $1.00 In 1 year = $365.00 $890 million =Approx. 2, 439,000 years $890 million! 2. Waste management 14. Reduce Reuse Recycle The 3 Rs 15. 16. Reduce wastages by writing onboth sidesof the sheet of paper R educe 17. Reduce wastages by using Refillable writing materials R educe 18. More tips to reduce! Avoid impulse shopping when buying groceries - plan a shopping list Buy large or economy-sized household products that are used frequently Choose products with less packaging Reduce paper waste by using cloth rags instead of paper towels R educe 19. Reduce Reuse Recycle The 3 Rs 20. Donate your unwanted textbooks to charitableorganisations. l Pass them on to your junior schoolmates. Set-up a book exchange corner. Reuse 21.

  • Reuse
  • plastic
  • bags/paper
  • bagsfor
  • your next
  • shopping trip
  • or to line
  • waste bins

Reuse 22. Reuse plastic containers Reuse 23. Reusegiftwrappersfor wrapping gifts or to line shelves and drawer Reuse 24. Too much scrap paper? Cut them up to make notepaper and shopping lists. Reuse 25. The 3 Rs Reduce Reuse Recycle 22 26. What is this sign? Recycle 27. Common Recyclable MaterialsCollected for Recycling Paper Drink cans Plastic bottles Glass bottles/glass jars Carton boxes Old clothing Recycle 28. Where can you find the recycling bins? Recycle 29. Different colored recycling bins at Orchard Road CANS PLASTIC PAPER GLASS Recycle 30. Where can you find recycling bins?

  • Major shopping streets
  • Hawker centres, Food courts, Coffee shops
  • Schools
  • Bus interchanges
  • MRT stations
  • Airport
  • Flatted factories

Basically everywhere! Recycle 31. What & How of Recycling Recycle 32. Not-Acceptable Recycling ofPaper NOT-ACCEPTABLE Paper contaminated by food waste Others: Used tissue paper,Sweet wrappers, Laminated Paper, Paper coated with wax Packet drinks Recycle 33. Newspaper, magazines, computer printouts, junk mail, writing paper, envelopes, shredded paperAcceptable Recycling ofPaper Recycle 34. Acceptable Recycling ofPaper Paper packaging (food & drink) & carton boxes Recycle 35. Styrofoam cups, plastic disposable cups & containers Not-Acceptable Recycling ofPlastic Bottles NOT-ACCEPTABLE Recycle 36. Acceptable Recycling ofPlastic Bottles Mineral bottles & Drink bottles Recycle 37. Acceptable Recycling ofCans Beverages cans, soft drink cans etc. Food cans (Rinsed) Recycle 38. 4. Campaigns 39. 40. 41. THANK YOU!