MANAGING OUR WASTE

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THE ISSUE

WASTE PRODUCTION NEVER STOPS

In line with population and economic growth, the volume of waste produced has increased more than six-fold over the past 40 years. In 1970, we were producing some 1,200 tonnes of waste each day. In 2010, the amount has grown to 7,600 tonnes.

Without an efficient waste collection system in place, piles of rubbish would accumulate near homes and workplaces and create breeding grounds for pests and poses threats to public health.

Waste Collection Issue

THE CHALLENGE

OUR CLIMATE CANNOT TOLERATE WASTE

Due to our hot and humid weather, organic waste rapidly decomposes and starts to smell unpleasant. On top of the discomfort, uncollected waste promotes the breeding of disease-carrying vectors, such as mosquitoes, in our environment.

To protect public health, waste generated has to be collected and disposed promptly and safely.

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