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                 SINGAPORE ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY DIRECTORY 2021/2022
 From food wastes
to fertiliser
Improving the current food waste recycling rate is Westcom, a company that develops and produces equipment and products in food waste and other technology. Through its cooperation with A*STAR, Westcom developed its very own Waste-To-Fertiliser technology that reduces, converts and recycles food wastes into high quality fertiliser.
Westcom’s smallest digesters can transform 50kg of unconsumed food into 5kg of organic fertiliser in 24 hours while its largest digester can process more than 1,000kg of food waste in the same amount of time.
The global food waste management market size was estimated at US$34.22 billion in 2019. It is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2020 to 2027.
  2019 Waste Statistics and Overall Recycling
 Waste Type
 Total Generated (‘000 tonnes)
 Total Recycled (‘000 tonnes)
 Recycling Rate
  Total Disposed (‘000 tonnes)
 Construction & Demolition
 1,440
 1,434
 99%
 6
 Ferrous Metal
 1,278
 1,270
 99%
 8
 Paper/Cardboard
 1,011
 449
 44%
 561
 Plastics
  930
  37
  4%
  893
 Food
744
136
18%
607
 Wood
 438
 289
 66%
 149
 Horticultural
 400
 293
 73%
 107
 Ash & Sludge
  252
  25
  10%
  226
 Textile/Leather
168
6
4%
161
 Used Slag
 129
 127
 98%
 3
 Non-Ferrous Metal
  126
  124
  99%
  2
 Glass
75
11
14%
64
 Scrap Tyres
  33
  31
  94%
  2
 Others (stones, ceramic, rubber, etc.)
210
15
7%
195
 Overall
  7,234
  4,247
  59%
  2,984
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