Through recycling, Singapore can further the circular economy, turn trash into resource, and also divert waste from Semakau Landfill - Singapore's one and only existing operational landfill which is expected to be filled by 2035. Organisations like Starfish Learning Journey has been working hard from 2005 to create awareness of the impending waste crisis that Singapore may face in 2035. Watch the video below for an idea of the 2035 waste crisis.
The box – known as a Bloobox – can also be folded, washed and reused, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Saturday (Nov 26). Households in Fengshan, Sembawang West, Tampines North, Yio Chu Kang and Yuhua constituencies will get to collect a recycling box to help Singapore become more environment-friendly.
Residents will receive fliers in their mailboxes with details about the collection of their boxes from November to December from any one of 14 vending machines across the five divisions.
Households not in the five constituencies can collect their recycling boxes from March 2023.
1. Fengshan Community Club
20 Bedok North Street 2 S469644 (Fengshan Constituency)
2. Woodlands Galaxy Community Club
31 Woodlands Ave 6 S738991 (Sembawang West Constituency)
3. Tampines North Community Club
Blk 420 Tampines Street 41 S520420 (Tampines North Constituency)
4. Yio Chu Kang Community Club
Blk 633 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 S560633 (Yio Chu Kang Constituency)
5. Yuhua Community Club
90 Boon Lay Way S609958 (Yuhua Constituency)
6. Fengshan Mulberry RN
Blk 79 Bedok North Rd S460079 (Fengshan Constituency)
7. N4 Neighbourhood Centre
beside POSB ATM & Reverse Vending Machines (next to Happy Hawkers)
Blk 478 Tampines St 44 S520478 (Tampines North Constituency)
8. HDB Void Deck
(next to Ang Mo Kio 628 Market)
Blk 626 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4 S560626 (Yio Chu Kang Constituency)
9. Yuhua Zone 5 RC
Blk 320 Jurong East St 31 S600320 (Yuhua Constituency)
“The Bloobox has labels to help households identify what can and cannot be recycled. There is also a removable divider so that households can create a separate compartment for small e-waste items,” it added.
“When the Bloobox is full, the recyclables can be placed in either a blue recycling bin or recycling chute. E-waste items such as light bulbs and batteries should be placed in an e-waste bin.”
Under a Zero Waste Masterplan and Singapore Green Plan 2030, Singapore aims to achieve a 70 per cent overall recycling rate by 2030.
Singapore is working hard to reach its goal of reducing the amount of waste sent to Semakau Landfill by 20 per cent per capita per day by 2026, and by 30 per cent per capita per day by 2030.
If you need any assistance in collecting your Bloobox, please call 6904 9042.