Singapore set to meet recycling goal

Other News Materials 14 April 2008 04:36 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - Singapore is set to meet its target of recycling 60 per cent of its rubbish by 2012, environmental officials said in a published report Monday.

Nearly 54 per cent of the 5.6 million tons of rubbish generated in 2007 was recycled, up from 40 per cent seven years ago, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA).

Some people are still putting rubbish that cannot be recycled into recycling bins, said the NEA in The Straits Times report. These items, such as food packaging requiring considerable effort to clean, made up 10 to 20 per cent of what was found in such bins.

To raise awareness, the NEA has invited young artists to paint recycling bins and is hosting an eco-concert on Saturday.