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Stories: The rubbish chute gets smart

When Covid-19 disrupted their plans, these boys turned their attention elsewhere – to designing and rolling out a smart chute that would tell people how much rubbish and recyclables they were generating.

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News: Campus Testbed Initiative for Student-Led Zero-Waste Solutions

The first Zero Waste Testbed Initiative @ South West that was launched by Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu, provides up to $10,000 in project funding to support NUS students and recent alumni to realise their zero waste project ideas on NUS campus.

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News: Aiming for a zero-waste NUS

NUS set an ambitious goal of achieving a zero-waste campus in 10 years.

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News: NUS aims for campus become carbon neutral & 4°C cooler by 2030

NUS wants to establish a campus social norm of waste sorting under the “Towards a Zero-Waste NUS” Action Plan 2030.

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Stories: Recycling Right Through Better Design

We partnered with a final year Industrial Design student Tommy Cheong to design a sleek “Recycle Right” bin design that features a clear display that showcases the real items in the bin and a slide-able opening to reduce mindless throwing of non-recyclables.

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News: Nudging proper recycling: An in-depth waste analysis

An multi-disciplinary study on the effectiveness of recycling bin triggers in reducing contamination in recycling bins.

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Stories: Protect Singapore’s Marine Life by Reducing Waste Generation

Ms Joleen Chan, Class of 2015 Life Science, writes about the importance of reducing waste to protect Singapore’s marine life.

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