SINGAPORE: A tender for food waste recycling machines for 10 schools across Singapore was issued on Friday (Dec 2), the National Environment Agency (NEA) said.
In its press release, NEA said companies can submit their proposals for the leasing, service and maintenance of these machines for the schools. This is part of an NEA project to spread awareness of food waste management and encourage schools to reduce the amount of food waste they generate and dispose of.
The agency added that under NEA’s two-year food waste reduction and recycling project for schools, training will be provided by the vendor for the schools’ staff, students and canteen stall holders on the proper segregation of food waste for recycling.
On top of segregating food waste for recycling, participating schools will hold assembly talks to encourage students not to waste food and host learning journeys for neighbouring schools and their community partners to share their food waste reduction and recycling efforts.
This project is part of NEA’s holistic efforts to manage food waste and is in line with its goal for Singapore to become a Zero Waste Nation under the Sustainable Singapore Blueprint 2015.
The tender will open from Friday and will close at 4pm on Dec 23. The project is expected to be launched by the second quarter of 2017, NEA said.