Singapore’s inaugural Zero Waste Masterplan charts Singapore’s path towards a zero waste nation
Singapore’s inaugural Zero Waste Masterplan maps out Singapore’s key
strategies to build a sustainable, resource-efficient and climate-resilient nation. This
includes adopting a circular economy approach to waste and resource management
practices, and shifting towards more sustainable production and consumption.
New Zero Waste Target to #SaveSemakau
The amount of waste disposed of in Singapore has increased seven-fold over the last 40 years. At this rate, Semakau Landfill, Singapore’s only landfill, will run out of space by 2035. There is limited land for building new incineration plants or landfills in Singapore.
Furthermore, the incineration of waste, while efficient and avoids the problems of land and
marine contamination, generates carbon emissions, which contribute to climate change.
The Masterplan has set a new waste reduction target for Singapore – to reduce the waste sent to Semakau Landfill each day by 30 per cent by 2030 - which will help to extend Semakau Landfill’s lifespan beyond 2035.
Read the Zero Waste Masterplan