INCINERATING LESS THAN BEFORE
Recycling rates have gone up and around 39% of all waste was incinerated in 2011, down from 51% in 2001. The reduction of waste and increase in recycling will also help to delay the building of new incineration plants. Instead of building one every 5-7 years, we can build one every 8-10 years.
ASH MAY BE RECYCLED INSTEAD OF LANDFILLED
After the success of developing the use of incinerated bottom ash (IBA) for road material, NEA will continue to explore other uses for treated ash so as to extend the lifespan of our sole remaining landfill, Semakau.