As we all know, due to the scarcity of land and the lack of resources, it is extremely important for Singapore to have sustainable development. Currently, we have plans to implement solutions for this problem, such as recycling of organic waste besides dumping them to landfills.
However organic waste, which is primarily food waste in Singapore is not recycled very effectively.Statistics in 2006 from the National Envromental Agency (NEA) showed that food waste amounts up to 10.4% of the total waste output. Majority of the food waste ends up in incineration plants. Only 8% of this food waste is recycled. This showed that more could be done to improve food waste recycling to support sustainable development practices in Singapore.
Hence, this study seeks to determine the viability of implementing more food recycling plants as well as to increase the awareness of organic waste recycling in Singapore.
The purpose of this proposal is to explain to URA on the need to work closely with IUT to increase the awareness of Singaporeans to bring about an increase in the amount of food waste recycled.
We intend to design a one-stop website for information on food recycling (benefits, importance of sustainable development etc, how people can help etc)