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Singapore calls for audit on household food and packaging waste

Singapore calls for audit on household food and packaging waste, Asia packaging, Singapore packaging, National Environment Agency (NEA), sustainable packaging
SINGAPORE –
The National Environment Agency (NEA) of Singapore has called a tender to conduct a waste audit for households, to help establish the potential for further reduction of food and packing waste in the Southeast Asian island-state.

Data obtained from the audit will help NEA develop programmes to reduce waste in Singapore, said the government environmental agency, adding that a high level of avoidable food waste could mean households have the potential to reduce food wastage.

The winning bidder will be required to collect waste disposed of by selected households for segregation and audit, NEA said, with food waste further sorted into avoidable and unavoidable food waste.

Meanwhile, packaging waste would be further sorted into plastic, paper, metal, glass and composites.

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