The PwC Ecoweek Recycling Challenge is ON from now till 20th April 2018
You can win over $3,000
worth of cash prizes!
At the end of the drive, the top 3 Teams with highest points will walk away with the grand prizes of $1000, $800 and $600 respectively!
Congratulations on your achievements!
Every point is a win for mother nature:)
Individual (Week 5)
Individual (Week 4)
Individual (Week 3)
Individual (Week 2)
Individual (Week 1)
Top 5 Recycling Champions will walk away with $30 each!
*please email us at if you do not see your name beside
your barcode label so that we can complete your registration.
Types of Recyclables Accepted
Across all recyclable types, you (and your team) can earn
10 points for every 100g of recyclables.
*Note that for this drive, we do not accept e-waste such as printers, laptops, computers, etc. due to current limitations in processing such wastes.
We are working on a solution to this!
How do I take Part?
Require assistance or information?
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How are the scores calculated?
The SURF team collects recyclables twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays. The collection on Monday morning (by 10am) will be used as the cut-off point for the recyclable collection drive in the previous week.
The leaderboard will be updated as soon as the results are out!
Our solution places emphasis on Source segregation : Giving households the responsibility of segregating the waste and cleaning them to be fit for recycling.
WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED?
For Paper: Newspapers, Magazines, Cardboard, Letters, Notes, Books, flyers…
For Plastic: Plastic Bags, containers, bottles, (look out for the triangle recycling sign with a number in it)
For Metal: Metal containers and cans
For Textiles: Clothes, Bedsheets, and other cloth material
No food wastes, liquids and gels are to be mixed in any of the above waste streams. Please rinse your plastic and metal containers, but keep the paper recyclables dry!
With these 3 waste streams in order, we hope to expand to other waste streams such as e-waste, bulky items, textile waste, etc. With your support, we will get there – towards a zero-waste Singapore.
We have only one landfill in Singapore at Pulau Semakau – the only way we can extend its life is by diverting less waste to it.
Recycling also reduces our carbon footprint and conserves natural resources
PAPER: Each ton of recycled paper can save 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, three cubic yards of landfill space, 4000 kilowatts of energy, and 7000 gallons of water
Metal: One ton of recycled steel saves 642 Kwh of energy, 1.8 barrels of oil, 10.9 million Btu's of energy, and 4 cubic yards of landfill space
PLASTICS: One ton of plastic saves 453 liters of oil.
CLOTH: 23 tons of greenhouse gases are generated for every ton of fabric
To ensure every generation leaves no waste behind for the next generation to manage.
SURF is a ground-up initiative that intends to promote recycling and good recycling habits in Singapore. It started as a challenge from a “Solid and Hazardous waste management” class to find a new way to mitigate waste as part of the environmental engineering curriculum.
But we found that we might have a sustainable business case – to test that on a larger scale, we're offering recycling drives within the school and external corporate organizations.
Eventually, we hope to be available to all households as a rewarding alternative to the conventional recycling bins. With scale, we will be able to achieve greater impact.