In light of the growing waste problem in Singapore, the “Resource Sustainability Bill” was passed on the 4th of September. The main objective of this law is to reduce the build-up of e-waste in Singapore, by various measures such as making major electronics importers responsible for proper collection and disposal of their e-waste and through raising public awareness of e-waste recycling and the provision of additional venues for e-waste recycling (e.g. e-waste bins that are located in busy areas). Semakau island is also projected to be a “treasure island”, with the extraction of precious metals and reuse of e-waste, to carry a hefty value of ~$40 million.
This will help in the many steps to becoming a cleaner, more environmentally-conscious Singapore.
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