News

  • 03
    Aug

    E-waste a more pressing issue than plastics: Masagos

    The Straits Times by JOSE HONG

    While there is plenty of focus on plastic waste, the more pressing issue facing Singapore is electronic waste, Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli said yesterday. "E-waste is very toxic, people underestimate the toxicity of the… More

  • 27
    Jul

    Firms recognised for green efforts

    The Straits Times by JOSE HONG

    Property giant City Developments has long championed sustainability in its business, as has consumer titan Unilever, which set out a vision where growth does not have to come with a larger environmental footprint. For their efforts, both firms were… More

  • 25
    Jul

    JTC offers solar power to homes, businesses

    The Straits Times by DEREK WONG

    Businesses and some home owners can now directly access solar energy from the national grid for the first time under a new programme by government agency JTC Corporation and energy retailer Sun Electric. The model, dubbed SolarRoof, allows power to… More

  • 20
    Jul

    Solving the world's potability problems

    The Business Times by ASIT K BISWAS,CECILIA TORTAJADA

    THE Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Within only one decade, it has become the most important global meeting on urban water and wastewater management. Thousands of the world's leading urban water experts… More

  • 19
    Jul

    All-electric ComfortDelGro cabs hit the roads in trial

    The Straits Times by CHRISTOPHER TAN

    Taxi giant ComfortDelGro's first two fully electric cabs will start plying today, dovetailing a growing trend among cab operators to steer away from diesel. The two Hyundai Ioniq Electric saloons will be the first battery-powered vehicles to enter the… More

  • 18
    Jul

    CDL takes another green step forward

    The Business Times by ELYSSA TAN

    Singapore CITY Developments Limited (CDL), announced that it will have its carbon reduction targets assessed and validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), making it the first local real estate company to do so. This move is part of its… More

  • 12
    Jul

    Sunny outlook for solar panel recycling

    The Straits Times

    The use of solar photovoltaic panels in response to climate change is growing exponentially, with some 400 million PV panels already installed worldwide. But they do not last forever and ultimately end up at landfills, where toxic materials from them… More

  • 12
    Jul

    Five-year road map to leverage tech for water system

    The Straits Times by JOSE HONG

    National water agency PUB launched a five-year road map yesterday to digitalise Singapore's water system in the light of constraints such as increasing demand, rising operational costs, manpower limits and climate change. The road map leverages tech-nology… More

  • 11
    Jul

    Earlier deadline for Singapore firms to report how much packaging waste they produce

    The Business Times

    Singapore COMPANIES in Singapore will have to report the packaging used in their products a year earlier than the previous deadline, in the national push to reduce waste. By the end of 2020, firms that use packaging - from supermarkets to importers… More

  • 11
    Jul

    Citic Envirotech launches accelerator, unveils new Memstar plant in Texas

    The Business Times by LEILA LAI

    Singapore MAINBOARD-listed Citic Envirotech Ltd (CEL) officially launched its wholly-owned subsidiary Singapore Envirotech Accelerator (SEA) at Singapore International Water Week 2018, the water solutions provider said on Tuesday. Formed in collaboration… More