The only way that recycling can be sustainable, as we move forward.
Currently, SURF accepts 3 types of waste: Paper, Plastic and Metal.
Our solution places emphasis on Source segregation : Giving households the responsibility of segregating the waste and cleaning them to be fit for recycling. Receiving pure, clean recyclables is the only way that we can receive revenue and in turn, offer rewards points.
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.
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 (2000 pounds) 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.
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