Number of GST-registered businesses, percentage of businesses in net GST refund position, amount and percentage of net GST contribution with breakdown by economic sectors for Financial Year (FY)2004 to FY2019. Food waste constitutes about 10% of the total waste generated in Singapore, and only 16% of it is recycled. Given that 34% of Singapore’s recyclables are exported, the status of the external market and policy of other countries towards recyclables would have a significant impact on our recycling rate. "We need a paradigm shift," Masagos said. Right now, the only way to recycle electronic waste is to drop it off at e-waste collection points, which include selected Singtel outlets and post offices. But our small HDBs don’t have yards to do that. The government will publish a master plan in the second half, with grants to support projects, Masagos Zulkifli, minister for environment and water resources, said in a speech on Saturday. Kilogram of domestic waste disposed per day per person, Million tonnes of non-domestic waste disposed of per year, This dataset contains information on general waste collectors (e.g. The government also hopes to increase the domestic recycling rate from 22 per cent in 2018 to 30 per cent by 2030. The recycling rate in Singapore for 2012 is 60% (59% in 2011), and has been increasing steadily over the years. Not sorting trash correctly is a stumbling block that plagues all recycling programmes whether in Singapore or abroad. The trouble is, the average person does not know they even exist. The compost could then be used either for the plants in the estate, or perhaps donated or sold to the government to maintain the many plants that line our streets and in the National Parks Board’s parks. Have a confidential tip for our reporters? Singapore Waste Statistics Overall recycling rates, as a percentage, in 2013: Construction debris: 99 Used slag: 97 Ferrous metal: 97 Non-ferrous metals: 84 Scrap tyres: 88 Wood: 77 Paper/cardboard: 54 Horticultural waste: 48 Glass: 20 Food: 13 Plastics: 11 Textiles/leather: 10 Total recycling rate for all waste: 61 percent (Statistics: NEA) But hardly anybody uses them. The 44,200 tonnes collected by public waste collectors under the National Recycling Programme works out to about 2 per cent of the 2.1 million tonnes of waste generated by the domestic sector in 2016. "We will also use regulatory measures to complement the new recycling infrastructure. Singapore’s domestic recycling rate is a mere 20%. You have reached your limit of subscriber-only articles this month. The figures were revised with the rebasing of the national accounts by Department of Statistics.

Most young Singaporeans know what a karang guni or rag-and-bone man does despite never having seen one in real life. However, we can do better. SOURCE: MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND WATER RESOURCES, NATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AGENCY These are the guys who would, in simpler times, toot their horns around neighbourhoods and then buy people’s old newspapers and other unwanted scrap materials. domestic recycling rate and 81% for non-domestic recycling rate.