Melissa Tan, Chairwoman of the Waste Management & Recycling Association of Singapore, explains why she’s excited about the upcoming WMRAS / ISWA Conference on Integrated Waste Management Infrastructure, Circular Economy, Digitalisation and Waste-to-Energy, 13 - 14 November at Hall 4, Devan Nair Institute.
I welcome you to Singapore, a City State located in the heart of Asia, with a robust economy, clean and green environment, and a focus on sustainable development. Not only is Singapore a great place to visit, it offers the ideal landscape to invest with confidence in sustainable waste management.
Singapore is a leader in Asia when it comes to sustainable solid waste and resource management, having reacted to the challenge of a growing population and booming economy which produces roughly 8559 tonnes of Municipal Solid Waste per day (NEA). Separation and recycling at home is encouraged, and what remains is sent to the various waste-to-energy plants for incineration.
Incineration reduces the volume of solid waste by about 90% and produces steam that runs turbine-generators to generate electricity. The incinerated ash and other non-incinerable wastes are then transported to the Tuas Marine Transfer Station (TMTS) for the barging operation to Semakau Landfill where they are disposed of.
The National Environment Agency is currently looking into the development of an Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) to help Singapore meet its future waste management needs and achieve long term environmental sustainability.
As a state-of-the-art flagship facility, it will be developed with innovative solutions that can maximise both energy and resource recovery from solid waste. We welcome you to Singapore in November 2019!
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