How will Singapore defuse a 16-year waste timebomb? - cleantech perspectives @ Clixoo
Singapore's only landfill, the purpose-built trash island of Semakau is projected to be completely full by 2035 and strategies to avoid filling the site completely by 2035 as projected are not working. This article reveals expert perspectives on Singapore’s new waste masterplan.
Moo: It’s amazing, Moo, how an advanced country like Singapore is relying heavily on incineration rather than most sophisticated solutions like gasification for managing their municipal solid waste.
Xoo: Shows how challenging sustainable solid waste management is. If Singapore, a state known for its meticulous planning and efficiency is struggling, is it any wonder that most of rest of the world is in deeper trouble when it comes to waste management!
Moo: So, is there a takeaway, Xoo?
Xoo: I wouldn’t call this a takeaway but I think it make sense for the rest of the world to keenly observe what Singapore is doing and more importantly, what it is not! Because if Singapore can’t do something, I wouldn’t suggest lesser mortals to attempt it