The quantity of waste produced by packaging is an important one. For example, plastic packaging represents 26% of the total volume of plastics used (Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation).
Most of the time the use of pallets or cardboard as packaging is not well optimized and this results in an important amount of waste being created. Companies that aim to be more sustainable should tackle this issue and take action to reduce packaging waste and better manage it. It will also result in cost savings.
This part provides solutions that companies can put in place to reduce their packaging waste.
LHT Holdings Limited is a manufacturer of high-quality wooden pallets, boxes and crates in Singapore. In addition to the manufacturing business, they also organise the recycling of wood products to be repaired, reused, or recycled into new wood products.
Greenpac offers environmentally friendly packaging solutions in Asia, especially pallets with its RSCP™ Pallet. They are made to use few material to light weight and decrease freight costs, to be reused or easily recycled.
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This company strives to create a better liveable world through recycling. They offer waste management, recycling (paper specialist) and document shredding + recycling services to clients and workplaces. Waste management and recycling services for public and commercial facilities.
ST Paper Resources have more than 20 years of experience as a paper recycling, importer of waste paper and exporter of pre-consumer waste. The company operates from its 40,000 sqft office and factory with a computerized automated system, consisting of fully automated two-ram balers with the capability to bale up to 50 tons of recyclable material per hour.
Besides collection, recycling and trading, they provide off-site confidential shredding services and a wide range of compactors and specialist containers - request a free audit for your business needs.
Plaspulp Union Company is a Global Waste Management Company that offers comprehensive recycling services, including logistics and dismantling, recovery of material for recycling and non-recyclable material disposal.
Plaspulp Union looks into partnerships with companies, to work out a resource recovery business model.
There are 3 or 4 types of packaging: primary packaging, service packaging, secondary packaging & tertiary packaging. For each of them, challenges and strategy to implement are the same... Start with the packagings you use the most regularly, with the highest volume or with the highest cost.
For high-level guidance on the overall sustainability of different packaging materials, check out the free online WWF Alternative Material Tool
To design recyclable packaging for Singapore, work with the Packaging Recyclability Evaluation Portal (PREP) of Label for Recycling
Label for Recycling (L4R) is a not-for-profit organisation which partners with recyclers, brand owners, and manufacturers to reduce the harmful impact of packaging in South East Asia.
We are a technology company specialised in packaging recyclability assessment. We equip brand owners and manufacturers with tools to design truly recyclable packaging in Singapore.
Our services include:
P&R Resource Management Pte Ltd organises the collection and transportation of glass waste from F&B and industrial sectors across Singapore. Once collected the glass is sent to a sorting facility in Malaysia, in Pasir Gudang (next to Johor Bahru), where the glass cullet is cleaned and sorted by colours. The sorting facility is operated by PUM Group. From there, the sorted cullet is sent to glass manufacturers.
Metal Link Hardware Pte Ltd specialises in the buying and selling of all types of scrap metal - from ferrous to non-ferrous metals.
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...).
Hock Ann Seng Industries Pte Ltd is a company based in Singapore which organises the cleaning for reselling/reuse of industrial containers such as metal drums, plastic drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC).
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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.
I started my career as a mechanical engineer for 5 years and joined TayPaper Recycling in 2018. Tay Paper Recycling has grown from an informal scrap dealer to now a leading paper focused recycling company in Singapore. On top of just recycling, we also offer confidential data disposal services to help clients comply with PDPA, GDPR and recycle at the same time. I am now working at KGS, an e-waste and data sanitization company.