Summary of Green News: 31 Oct 08
- Environmental pact sees F&B packaging waste down 17% (Channel NewsAsia) – The National Environment Agency (NEA), said that signatories to the Singapore Packaging Agreement, has cut down their packaging waste by 850 tonnes since they joined it last June.
- Good things do come in small packages (Today) – The 3R Packaging Awards will be given out to the Singapore Packaging Agreement signatories that have made notable efforts in their waste minimisation programmes and to reduce packaging waste.
- More than just hot air (Today) – Wind energy is making its first inroads into Singapore and it may be possible to tap on wind as an alternative energy source.
- New sand substitute sets green milestone in Singapore (Straits Times via Wildsingapore) – Geocycle Singapore, a joint venture of cement maker Holcim Singapore and recycler ecoWise Holdings, has set up a new plant to recycle used copper slag as a substitute for sand in the making of ready-mixed concrete.
- Fitting 70% of roofs with solar panels achievable (Straits Times via Wildsingapore) - It is possible to put solar panels on 70% of Singapore’s rooftops and generate 11,550 gigawatt hours of power for the needs of 2.8 million people.
- DHL E-Billing to Cut Paper Invoices by One-Third (GreenBiz) – By 2010, DHL expects to have its e-Billing system rolled out in Europe and to cut the amount of paper invoices by one-third.
- Telecommuting and the Green Office of the Future (GreenBiz) – Businesses are becoming greener through telecommuting and it makes sense too.