Our Story

SG Recycle Pte Ltd was founded when we noticed Singapore’s aging trash collectors’ declining ability to gather rubbish and Singaporeans’ growing interest in sustainability. To increase the effectiveness, sustainability, and user satisfaction of waste collection, we are incorporating automation and data into our business practices, using robotics, artificial intelligence, and zero-emission electric vehicles. Our user-friendly app gives users with cash for their trash, and our growing network of machines to handle paper, textile and e-waste makes recycling convenient and rewarding. We’re committed to doing our part to create a more sustainable future for generations to come, and we sincerely hope you’ll share our commitment.

Our Impact

According to recent statistics by the National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore generated 1.82 million tonnes of waste in 2021, with only 13% being recycled.

NEA, Waste Statistics and Overall Recycling, 2022

As an island nation, Singapore may face dire consequences such as rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions, and the loss of precious biodiversity. It is urgent that we take responsibility for our actions and do our part in protecting the environment.Recycling paper is particularly important because it saves trees, reduces energy consumption and lowers greenhouse gas emissions. In Singapore, the recycling rate for paper was 39% in 2021, which helped to reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is 25 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.

Did you know that the carbon tax rate in Singapore will be raised to $25/tCO2e in 2024 and 2025, and $45/tCO2e in 2026 and 2027, with a view to reaching $50-80/tCO2e by 2030?

NEA, Carbon Tax, 2022

Similarly, recycling textiles can have a positive impact on the environment by reducing waste and conserving resources. According to the NEA, Singapore generated over 189,000 tonnes of textile waste in 2021, with only 4% being recycled. Recycling textiles can conserve natural resources, such as water and energy, that are used in the production of new textiles and reduce water pollution caused as result of harmful dyes.E-waste recycling is also essential as electronic devices contain valuable metals and materials that can be reused. Recycling e-waste can help to reduce the need for new resource extraction, which can cause environmental damage and pollution. According to the NEA, Singapore generated over 60,000 tonnes of e-waste in 2019, with only 6% being recycled. As old batteries can leak poisonous chemicals and spontaneously catch fire, we especially encourage you to dispose of them carefully. Remember to wipe data from unused electronics before disposal for your privacy!Recycling paper, textiles, and e-waste can significantly reduce our carbon footprint and preserve valuable resources. Let’s take action today and make a positive impact on the environment for a better tomorrow.

The Straits Times, 2022

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