Posts Tagged ‘why is recycling important’

What if climate change is not real?

July 9th, 2011

In response to the question “what if climate change is not real”, Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California, said

“If climate change doesn’t exist, the question I ask you is: how does cleaning up our environment and spurring economic development toward new ”green” industries harm us?

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Japan Seeks To Recycle Disaster Rubble

June 29th, 2011

In the midst of dealing with the aftermath of the 2011 earthquakes and tsunamis, Japan faces the challenge of finding uses for the 25 million tons of rubble (equivalent to half the amount of household waste generated in Japan annually) created as a result of the disaster.

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What I learnt from the UK

May 3rd, 2011

By guest writer, Janis Chng (a Singaporean based in UK)

I am going to share with you my experience of recycling / green living in the UK. I will write specifically about my experience in London, as I have been living and working here for more than 7 years.

Before I came to the UK, the only thing I recycled in Singapore was paper/newspaper — my family keeps these unwanted paper at home until the ‘garang guni’ (or rag and bone man) comes door to door to collect our unwanted recyclables.

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The least we can do – Recycle

April 21st, 2011

Other than being Good Friday (in Singapore), today is also Earth Day – a day to remember the importance of living sustainably and responsibly, in protection of the one great gift we have received — our planet Earth.

Singapore has a long way to go in terms of environmental consciousness. Many of our people are too busy with building our future — our work/studies and our families/friends. There may also be some of us who are busy with killing time. So there is little time for the Earth.

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Recycling batteries in Singapore

March 29th, 2011

I have always read about how the proper disposal of batteries is important. Batteries contain many toxic chemicals, including heavy metals. When they are not properly disposed of, the toxic chemicals could leach into the environment. For example, if they are buried directly in landfills, the chemicals could leach into the soil, and may even reach our water bodies (eg. seas). If they are incinerated, the harmful chemicals could be released in the form of fumes into the atmosphere.

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Hope for Styrofoam recycling

March 28th, 2011

Do you there are new technologies that can facilitate the recycling of styrofoam?

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