About SG Recycle
The problem we're solving:
Contamination of recyclables with food and liquid waste in blue commingle recycling bins is a major problem in Singapore. This contamination removes the efficiency and quality of the recycling process, wastes the efforts of those who recycle properly, and generates carbon emissions from the incineration of contaminate
In 2022, Singapore’s household recycling rate was only 17%, far below the national target of 30%. Moreover, 40% of the paper collected for recycling was contaminated and rejected.
SG Recycle is a smart waste collection service that uses technology and data to make recycling easier, more efficient, and more fun for everyone. SG Recycle's robotic collection bins use sensors and cameras to detect contamination, and prevent non-recyclable items with the users. This ensures that only clean, recyclable paper is collected, which greatly improve the percentage of the recycled material and minimize the need for incineration
The result? 99% recovery rates and minimal incineration.