23 October 2017 | News
The project, which will end in mid-2019, will categorise approximately 100 kg samples of the waste.
Courtesy- The Telegraph
In the coming month of December, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is expected to start a waste audit of shopping malls, hotels, supermarkets, hawker centres, food manufacturing and food catering establishments, as well as food warehouses.
The project, which will end in mid-2019, will categorise approximately 100 kg samples of the waste. The food waste will be split into categories such as meat, fruit and vegetables, bones and shells, and homogeneous food waste, which includes soya bean waste and coffee grounds, and then weighed.
The data obtained from the waste audit will help NEA establish the potential for reducing the amount of food waste disposed of and develop programmes to reduce waste in Singapore.
The audit will help NEA in deciding on whether it is feasible to install food waste digesters, and on the kind of digesters to use, among other things.
More than 150 premises could be audited, with the majority being food manufacturing and catering establishments, and food warehouses. The exact number will be finalised soon.