The amount of food waste generated in Singapore has increased by about 40% over the past 10 years to 809,800 tons in 2017. This figure is expected to increase with the growing population and economic activity. Besides the effort required to collect and dispose of it, food waste contaminates recyclables and compromises recycling efforts. We are working with Singapore’s National Environment Agency on a 15-month tender starting mid-2018 conducting over 500 food waste audits for commercial and industrial establishments.
This audit together with data analysis and strategic recommendations will enable Singapore to get a detailed breakdown of its food waste categories and drive policy change to reduce and recycle food waste.