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Trash, trash, trash

Updated: Jun 25, 2021

Located offshore, the island is Pulau Semakau. It is the home to our trash and it is in trouble. Most of us Singaporean have probably heard of it, but few have likely put much thought into this final resting place for all the dirty, used and unwanted detritus from our lives.

Well, now is the time to start thinking and talking about it. There is a pressing need for us to reduce our waste by 30% by the year 2030. Only then will we be able to extend the landfill's lifespan beyond 2035. This one and only landfill is a critical element in keeping Singapore as famously spotless as it is today.