Singapore set to meet recycling goal

April 14th, 2008 - 8:43 am ICT by admin  

Singapore, April 14 (DPA) Singapore is set to meet its target of recycling 60 percent of its rubbish by 2012, environmental officials said in a published report Monday. Nearly 54 percent of the 5.6 million tonnes of rubbish generated in 2007 was recycled, up from 40 percent seven years ago, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Some people are still putting rubbish that cannot be recycled into recycling bins, said the NEA in The Straits Times report. These items, such as food packaging requiring considerable effort to clean, made up 10 to 20 percent of what was found in such bins.

To raise awareness, the NEA has invited young artists to paint recycling bins and is hosting an eco-concert Saturday.

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