How paper is recycled in Singapore?

What Singapore has done to protect the environment

Recycling is not the same everywhere. Each country, each recycling plant and even each municipality with its “clean points” have different procedures and therefore different requirements. It is not surprising that in some places in your city they accept electronic items (which have heavy metals that contaminate the rest) and in other places they do not receive them. What do we do then? Know what is mostly recycled everywhere.

An important fact: first of all, consider if you can reuse it. See if you can even repair it so as not to buy another one. If the answer to these questions is a categorical “no”, then let’s recycle.

Another important fact: Cross-contamination. It is essential to wash, dry and separate your waste very well before taking it to the recycling point. This is because it contaminates the chain, gets dirty and hinders the process. That is why you should store in clean containers, without bags in between, as it will facilitate a good classification and a better distribution of the recycling tasks.

Singapore green city

Before knowing how paper is recycled, it is important to know that the production of this material is possible thanks to the implementation of a cycle that starts with a natural and renewable resource such as cellulose fiber and ends with the successive recycling processes. The cycle begins with the manufacture of cellulose from wood, and continues with the subsequent manufacture of paper from this virgin fiber, which is given more than one opportunity through recycling. The virgin fiber and the recycled fiber are, therefore, the same in two moments of its life. What paper recycling allows is to optimize the use of a natural and renewable resource such as cellulose fiber.

The generation of this type of waste makes it essential to recycle paper and cardboard. Although it may be thought that it is possible to recycle all types of paper, this is not the case. This is because what is really recycled is cellulose, the main material that makes up paper. However, not everything is composed of it. Among the papers that can be recycled are:

Singapore strict laws

Electronics, chemicals, financial services, petroleum equipment, petroleum refining, rubber processing and rubber products, industrialized food and beverages, ship repair, oil rigs, natural sciences research, tradeTradeExports

Exports, particularly in the electronics, chemicals and services sectors, as well as Singapore’s position as an Asia-Pacific regional center for wealth management, are the economy’s main source of income, enabling it to purchase natural resources and raw materials.[9] Water is scarce in Singapore, which is why analysts define it as a precious resource. The main capital market is the Singapore Exchange (SGX).[10][11] Singapore’s currency, the Singapore dollar, is the thirteenth most traded currency in the world by value and one of the strongest value currencies in Asia and the Pacific.[12] Singapore has invested in agribusiness parks and agricultural parks.[13] The Singapore dollar is the most widely traded currency in the world by value.

Singapore has invested in agri-tech parks for agricultural production to compensate for its limited arable land.[13] which means it has to rely on the agri-tech park for agricultural production and consumption.[14][15] Singapore’s economy ranked second overall in the 2014 American Science Biotechnology rankings, with the submission of Biopolis.[16] Singapore’s economy was ranked second overall in the 2014 American Science Biotechnology rankings, with the submission of Biopolis.[17] Singapore’s economy was ranked second overall in the 2014 American Science Biotechnology rankings, with the submission of Biopolis.

Singapore pollution

Environmental pollution is one of the many consequences of having industries in a country. This is why countries are concerned about controlling or reducing it, each coming up with different solutions. The idea is that the measures do not affect business, but neither can the population be left unprotected.

The problem suffered by Singapore is related to the felling of forests and the burning of trees in the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, where important extensions of land are exploited to produce paper and palm oil, whose fumes end up in this country as a result of air currents, affecting the health of its population.

Something similar has occurred in the commercial sector, where the largest supermarket in Singapore banned the sale of toilet paper produced in Indonesia because the company that produced it had not presented the necessary evidence to prove that it was not linked to deforestation and massive tree burning.