Environment Waste Management Solid Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Management

How will Singapore defuse a 16-year waste timebomb?

Municipal Solid Waste Management

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.

  • There has been some improvement from online food delivery companies in Singapore to significantly reduce plastic use.
  • They have co-located a new incineration plant with the used water reclamation facility to derive synergies when they combine them for better efficiency and resource recovery. The food waste collected can also be co-digested with used water sludge from wastewater, increasing the amount of biogas produced.
  • Singapore recycles 99 per cent of its construction waste.