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A Toothbrush Dilemma
A Toothbrush Dilemma

  Have you ever notice of all the toothbrushes sold in various supermarkets? They often consist of plastic handled toothbrushes! Toothbrush aisle consisting of toothbrush handles made from plastic. (Source: http://www.affiliateddentists.com/info/choosing-the-right-dental-products/)

Moving Trash (E-waste)
Moving Trash (E-waste)

  What is E-Waste? As our consumption of electronic products has greatly increased today, the waste (known as e-waste) generated has also increased greatly. E-waste is discarded electronic waste that

Dirty Truths
Dirty Truths

  Have you ever wonder how our economy benefits from our wastes?   A quote by Victor Lebow in 1955 on consumerism. (Source: http://www.postlandfill.org/economy-plans-waste/) A quote by economist Victor Lebow in

Scraping for Treasures?
Scraping for Treasures?

Over the past week, I have been reading up on how landfills are like around the world. In Singapore, we are fortunate enough to have a properly managed landfill in

Our Landfill – Pulau Semakau
Our Landfill – Pulau Semakau

Earlier today, my class of ENV1101 and I went on a learning journey together. We visited the only landfill in Singapore currently, known as the Semakau Landfill. It is the

A Festival’s Nightmare
A Festival’s Nightmare

Events come in many different forms. It ranges from a local event such as the national day parade (as discussed in the previous blog post) to major international festivals that

As the Parade comes to an end…
As the Parade comes to an end…

I remember vividly when I first attended Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP) when I was 11, it was all so fun and interesting. I was so amazed by the drills

What is Taiwan doing differently? (Waste management in Taiwan)
What is Taiwan doing differently? (Waste management in Taiwan)

I recalled when I was on a holiday in Taipei, Taiwan last year, I realised that there we little to no trash bins in the public, literally NO PUBLIC BINS

RETHINK RECYCLING
RETHINK RECYCLING

Are we recycling enough? Take a moment and look at the picture below. (Food Aisle of a Supermarket, Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lyza/49545547) What do you see? Food shelves in a supermarket? Plenty of

THE FATE OF OUR RUBBISH
THE FATE OF OUR RUBBISH

We produce lots of rubbish every day, but where do they all end up? Today, many of us in Singapore and around the world are leading in a society that

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