Singapore Wants Eco-Park on Landfill Island

November 5, 2008 / No Comments

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) is currently studying the feasibility of puttin an eco-park on the Semakau landfill. Let’s see, create an artificial land mass, then make it look eco-friendly. Hmm…

the semakau landfill Singapore Wants Eco Park on Landfill Island

The Semakau Landfill is on an island 8 kilometers (5 mi) south of Singapore and is used for ash disposal from Singapore’s incinerators. The proposed eco-park will become a test bed for renewable and clean energy technologies.

The Semakau Landfill has an expected lifespan of more than 30 years from now due to recycling efforts. Singapore’s national recycling rate is up to 54% from 40% just 7 years ago. If only half the world would recycle, how different things would be.

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