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Miscellaneous Waste

Miscellaneous Waste may not be what most people think about when we mention waste, however this is an important part to deal with. Miscellaneous Waste includes for example hazardous waste, medical waste as well as machinery. It is therefore crucial to deal with this waste in a proper manner.

This part explains the best solutions that can be put in place in order to deal with miscellaneous waste in a sustainable manner.

Textile - Adopt a Sustainable Approach
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Upstream:

  • Favour mono material textile
  • Optimise supply to reduce losses

Downstream:

  • Favour reuse streams for unused and unsold textile
  • Partner with trading/recycling companies to recycle textile overseas

137,000 tonnes

This is the quantity of textile and leather waste generated in Singapore in 2020.
(NEA)

4%

is the recycling rate of all textile and leather waste generated in Singapore in 2020.
(NEA)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Suppliers that provide solutions:
Sustainably-made generic & customised corporate wear, textiles & accessories
Merchandise.blue UG

Merchandise.blue is committed to offering companies alternative textile merchandise, from uniforms to trade show giveaways  to towels/napkins to tote bags and other accessories, that are made sustainably and fairly to ensure the long-termwell-being of the planet and for all of us living on it.

They offer both ready-made styles and custom sustainable merchandise items using carefully selected materials and partner with environmental impact in mind. A few examples of the environmentally progressive fabrics used in their products include recycled fishing nets, recycled polyester, recycled cotton, seaweed, organic cotton and Tencel.

Textile reuser and recycler
Greensquare

Greensquare focuses on textile recycling through recyclables collection, reuse, recycling and education.

Engine - Machinery - Repair, Keep Longer, Properly Recycle
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LOW
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low
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low
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Upstream:

  • Whenever possible, prefer repairing machinery
  • Favour machinery with longest lifespan expectancy

Downstream:

  • For electric and electronic goods, contact the Producer Responsibility Organisation of the Extended Producer Responsibility Scheme on e-waste, in order to recycle the product. See above e-waste category for e-waste suppliers.
  • For heavy machinery equipment, contact metal recyclers to recover as much value as possible
  • Be aware of oil and grease products which must be disposed properly as per the regulation

99%

is the recycling rate of ferrous metal waste in Singapore in 2020.
(NEA)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Suppliers that provide solutions:
E-waste management (collection, destruction, recycling, refinery...)
Metalo International Pte Ltd

Metalo International has 10 years of experience in the electronic waste industry in Singapore.

They manage collection and trading of ferrous scrap metals, electrical components, electronics and other precious metals scrap. Besides, they also provide services to dismantle and dispose computer & other IT hardware and accessories (laptops, printers, monitors, used networking equipments, servers, etc.)

They have their own facilities to handle electronic waste or export to Thailand and Japan for refinery in an ethical way.

For individuals, they partner with Shell stations, to provide e-waste collection points for small devices. Click here to find one near your home.

Scrap metal collector
Metal Link

Metal Link Hardware Pte Ltd specialises in the buying and selling of all types of scrap metal - from ferrous to non-ferrous metals.

Scrap metal & General Waste collector
Hup Lee Leong (HLL)

Hup Lee Leong is a company based in Singapore specialised in the collection and sorting of scrap metals such as Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Scrap and some general waste (wood, plastic, rubber...).

Recycle Construction & Debris Work
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Construction & Demolition contractors must comply with the Demolition Protocol implemented by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA). This ensure an environmentally sound management of the debris for reuse and recycling.

In Singapore, the recycling rate of C&D waste is 99%.

99%

is the recycling rate of Construction and Demolition waste in Singapore in 2020.

(NEA)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Suppliers that provide solutions:
Properly Discard Hazardous & Medical Waste
Cost
LOW
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MEDIUM
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low
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medium
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low
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Upstream:

  • Investigate opportunities to reduce hazardous waste
  • Consider less toxic alternatives

Downstream:

  • Ensure the proper segregation and handling of hazardous waste by a licenced contractor. Here is a list.
Suppliers that provide solutions:
Waste management
Veolia

Veolia works across the whole spectrum of environmental services including integrated waste and recycling management of hazardous and regulated waste, industrial services, public cleansing and water management.

Waste Management company
Eco Special Waste Management Pte Ltd

ECO is one of Singapore’s waste management companies. They provide one stop, customized and hassle free solutions to handle hazardous waste safely and efficiently.

Buddies - Experience sharing

The « green journey » may feel overwhelming sometimes, but you are not alone.

Our Buddies have tried, succeeded, failed to implement change in their companies. They share their experience so you can learn, take shortcuts, get inspired and ask questions.

Everybody can become a Buddy and give back to the community; if you are keen, get in touch with us.

Rémi Cesaro
Founder & Director - Zero Waste City

Founder and Director of the consulting business Zero Waste City, Rémi provides engineering consulting services to large commercial and industrial facilities on waste management, energy efficiency, and packaging design.

He has gained a strong experience as a consultant covering a wide range of industries and technologies in New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore.

He is a certified TRUE Advisor (Total Resource Use Efficiency) by the U.S. Green Building Council Inc. This certification recognised his knowledge in Zero Waste programs and his ability to support businesses to achieve the TRUE Zero Waste certification.