How much waste does Singapore export?
According to latest United Nations trade data, Singapore in 2016 exported almost 42,000 tonnes of plastic waste to China, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia.
How much plastic waste does Singapore generate?
Total volume of plastic waste generated in Singapore 2011-2019. This statistic shows the total volume of plastic waste generated in Singapore from 2011 to 2019. In 2011, the total volume of plastic waste generated in Singapore was 733 thousand metric tons. In 2019, this figure increased to 930 thousand metric tons.
How much waste does Singapore produce 2020?
Waste generated by the non-domestic and domestic sectors both fell in 2020 – from 5.37 million tonnes and 1.87 million tonnes, respectively, in 2019, to 4.12 million tonnes and 1.76 million tonnes, respectively, in 2020.
Does Singapore use a lot of plastic?
The study found that people in Singapore use about 1.76 billion plastic items each year. This figure includes 820 million plastic bags from supermarkets, 467 million PET bottles, and 473 million plastic disposable items like takeaway containers.
Where does plastic waste go?
The vast majority of plastic objects and particles are lumped into landfills or scattered throughout ecosystems on water or land, and a small amount has been incinerated.
What waste generated the most in Singapore?
Paper and cardboard waste was the largest waste stream in 2020, increasing by 13 per cent to 1.14 million tonnes, NEA statistics showed. “More packaging waste from online shopping and home-delivered food being disposed of by households also led to higher paper/cardboard waste generation,” the agency said.
Why plastic is a problem?
Get Plastic Out of Your Life
Because plastics and their ingredients are pervading our oceans and waterways, invading the bodies of humans and wildlife, and filling landfills (with new and once recycled plastic) the Ecology Center recommends eliminating plastics from your life, as much as possible.