1140 GMT August 20, 2019
The government will publish a master plan in the second half, with grants to support projects, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said in a speech, bangkokpost.com wrote.
"We need a paradigm shift," Masagos said. "We need to adopt a circular economy approach" where trash can be reused and recycled endlessly, and resources are consumed in a sustainable manner, he said.
Singapore’s 5.6 million population generated 7.7 million tons of waste in 2017, according to government figures. While the amount of waste fell 1.4 percent , the overall recycling rate was unchanged at 61 percent.
The government sends 200,000 tons of solid waste and ash annually to Semakau, a man-made offshore landfill created in 1999. At that rate, the site may reach capacity before its projected 50-year lifespan.