News & Stories

Stories: Sustainability as Behavioural Change: Nudging the Good, Discouraging the Bad

August 8, 2022

Intentional habit formation can help to drive the adoption of more sustainable eco-friendly behaviours.

News: NUS recycling bins piloted beyond campus

May 9, 2022

Behavioural experiment at JEM, IMM and Westgate shopping malls found the “Recycle Right” bin design to be effective at nudging users to recycle properly.

Stories: What’s Breaking Recycling?: The ‘Culprit’ Behind Lower Recycling Rates

April 1, 2022

RecyClean, a student group, led a publicity campaign partnering with the NUS Zero Waste Taskforce to tackle contamination within recycling bins in NUS UTown.

Stories: How Providing Rice Level Options Can Reduce Rice Waste

March 25, 2022

Visualise a bubble tea store menu, where you can choose your preferred drink size and sugar level. A similar menu options card for rice levels could get people to choose less rice and waste less, a group of third-year Yale-NUS students found out.

News: NUS alumni use plastic and glass waste to make floating garden of edible plants

January 24, 2022

Mr Ibnur Rashad had been figuring out how to build a chinampa, when an encounter …

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Stories: Recycling Right Through Better Design

January 16, 2022

Specially designed “Recycle Right” bins have been effective in getting people to recycle right, with contamination rates in plastic bottle recycling bins reduced by more than half.

News: Towards a Zero Waste NUS

July 6, 2021

NUS was awarded the International Sustainable Campus Excellence Award 2021 (Cultural Change for Sustainability category) for its long-term plan in promoting behavioural change for a zero waste campus.

Stories: The rubbish chute gets smart

May 4, 2021

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.

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

February 2, 2021

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.

News: Aiming for a zero-waste NUS

September 30, 2020

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