Clean Land Policy

Managing our wasteClean Land Policy

  • Policy in a Nutshell
  • Our Key Targets
  • Our Main Plans
  • The Related Laws

Policy in a nutshell

  1. REDUCING AND RECYCLING OUR WASTE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

    We are producing an increasing amount of waste.


    We have to cut down on the amount of waste we generate as we are running out of space to dispose them.

  2. MINIMISING THE VOLUME OF WASTE DISPOSED

    Singapore currently has only one active landfill. To conserve the limited landfill space, we incinerate as much waste as we can reduce the volume down to as much as 90% before landfilling them.


    Excess heat from these Waste-to-Energy provides about 2% of our electricity supply.

  3. DISPOSE HAZARDOUS WASTE SAFELY

    Many industries produce hazardous waste and generate by-products that pose health risks to both people and the environment.


    Strict regulations are administered by NEA to ensure that such waste is properly managed.

OUR KEY TARGETS

  1. Extend the lifespan of Semaku landfill.

  2. Achieve 70% recycling rate by 2030.

OUR MAIN PLAN

  1. ENCOURAGING HOUSEHOLDS TO PLAY THEIR PART

    Campaigns such as Recycling Week spread the importance of recycling and waste reduction. All households have access to recycling bins. By 2014, there will be one for every HDB block. Waste collectors also encourage household recycling by introducing recycling incentive programmes.

  2. SEEKING CO-OPERATION FROM INDUSTRIES

    Industrial waste form up to 40% of the total amount of waste we produce. Their efforts to recycle materials and good waste management practices will bring us closer to our aims.

  3. PROVIDING AN EFFICIENT WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    NEA licenses public waste collectors and general waste collectors to bring solid waste disposed to our Waste-to-Energy plants and the Semakau landfill.

  4. ENFORCING REGULATIONS FOR PROPER WASTE MANAGEMENT

    Illegal dumping of waste of any kind is a serious offence. It pollutes the environment and can be a hazard to public health.


    NEA enforces various acts to protect our public health.

THE RELATED LAWS

  1. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND MANAGEMENT ACT (Cap 94A)
    The Act covers pollution control, hazardous substances control and licensing of industrial plant works among others.

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACT (Cap 95)
    The Act lists out regulations for public services such as general waste collection, swimming pools and food hygiene among others.

  3. HAZARDOUS WASTE (CONTROL OF EXPORT, IMPORT AND TRANSIT) ACT (Cap 122A)
    The Act regulates the movement of hazardous wastes among others.

  4. RADIATION PROTECTION ACT (Cap 262)
    The Act controls the import and export of radioactive materials and other related apparatus as well as the disposal, accumulation and transport of radioactive .

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