When referring to any of the results of our analysis and/or its concept and design, please cite us accordingly:
Global Plastics Policy Centre (2022) March A., Salam, S., Evans, T., Hilton, J., Fletcher, S. (editors). Global Plastics Policy Review. Revolution Plastics, University of Portsmouth.
Singapore Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (Revised in 2021)View the policy document
Key FindingsView the policy document
This policy aims ”to impose obligations relating to the collection and treatment of electrical and electronic waste and food waste, to require reporting of packaging imported into or used in Singapore, to regulate persons operating producer responsibility schemes, and to promote resource sustainability” (Singapore Statutes Online, 2019). The primary driver for this policy was political; this Act and its Regulations were enacted In line with the climate pledge under the Paris Agreement to reduce emissions intensity by 36% below 2005 levels by 2030 and stabilise emissions with the aim of peaking around 2030 (Towards Zero Waste, n.d.). As highlighted in part 1 (2) of the Act, the National Environment Agency (NEA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), is responsible for the administration of this Act.
There was insufficient evidence available to complete the evaluation framework at the time of the assessment, however some data suggest that progress has been made toward waste collection. The National Voluntary Partnership for E-Waste Recycling to provide support for businesses and communities interested in promoting e-waste recycling to the public formed by the NEA continues to operate along with the NEA’s new EPR scheme started in July 2021 ALBA, which has collected 3500 tonnes of e-waste, which is thrice as much as NEA’s previous voluntary partnership with industrial players to recycle e-waste (Bhunia, 2018; Yuet, 2022).
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