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SEC Reveals Attitudes and Key Insights on Packaging Waste in Singapore

Tue, 02nd Aug 2022

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Reveals Attitudes and Key Insights on Packaging Waste in Singapore

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) today launched the ‘Unlocking Opportunities for Sustainable Packaging in Singapore’ report, aimed at uncovering insights to better understand the current consumer attitudes around packaging and packaging waste. The study also seeks to identify the opportunities for more effective packaging waste management in Singapore. Conducted in collaboration with KPMG, the report underlined the urgent need for businesses to explore more sustainable options for packaging while increasing consumer education to raise awareness of local recycling capabilities.

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SEC-Singapore Water Association, MOU Signing Ceremony

Tue, 11th Jan 2022

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) signs MOU with Singapore Water Association (SWA)

The MOU signing marks the first step in advancing the sustainability agenda for Singapore’s water sector.  The MOU between Singapore Environment Council and the Singapore Water Association towards sustainable development bodes well for enhancing our robust water ecosystem which has anchored Singapore as a leading global hydrohub and a model city for integrated water management.

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SEC welcomes Budget 2021, Singapore Green Plan 2030 announcements

Wed, 17th Feb 2021

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) welcomes announcement of Budget 2021 and Plans for Greening of Singapore for the environment, the consumers and the company

The Green Plan and Budget 2021 announcements are timely, as not only do they serve as catalysts in Singapore’s post COVID-19 pandemic recovery, in the longer term, they also further ensure that Singapore is future-ready and resilient for continued growth.

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is poised and ready to unpack the sweet spots in each of the 5 pillars through its deep experience, in-depth industry knowledge, internationally-recognised green labels and certifications, to help businesses, organisations and communities to deliver against the Green Plan.

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SEC starts 2021 with GreenDNA certification launch and award presentation

Wed, 13th Jan 2021

Singapore Environment Council Starts the New Year with GreenDNA Certification
Launch and Award to Recognise First Movers of Carbon Emission Reduction

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) honoured 12 organisations with the GreenDNA certification as champions of environmental stewardship in
Singapore. These exemplary organisations were awarded the GreenDNA certificate by Guest-ofHonour, Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore.

Held earlier today, the GreenDNA Certification Launch cum Award Presentation Ceremony marked what could be the start of a new wave of companies and businesses seeking to be future ready to take advantage of an emerging Green economy.

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GreenDNA – An approach that inspires all SEC programmes

Thu, 20th Aug 2020

Singapore Environment Council’s GreenDNA Aims to Get Singapore Going on Environmental Sustainability

In an effort to encourage locals especially Singaporeans to take ownership of environmental stewardship, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) has launched the GreenDNA approach to encourage local residents through their organisations including CDCs, in embarking on their very own personal green journeys.

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Singapore’s Town Councils Take On Eco-Office Plus Challenge

Wed, 12th Aug 2020

Tampines Town Council leading the push to get other Town Councils certified under
Eco-Office Plus Certification by the Singapore Environment Council

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How SEC creates programmes to address conservation and sustainability for corporations

Fri, 08th May 2020

Hear more from our Chairman, Ms Isabella Huang-Loh, on how the Singapore Environment Council is leading the charge with innovative and digital programmes that address conservation and sustainability for corporations.

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SEC Partners HSBC to Pioneer Green Incentive

Thu, 19th Mar 2020

SMEs with SEC Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) and Eco Certifications can now qualify for HSBC’s Green Loans.

 The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is proud to announce today that Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) holding its internationally recognized certification, the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS), and Eco Certifications can now apply for financing with HSBC SME Green Loan (Green Loan). The HSBC SME Green Loan is the first-ever Green Loan in Singapore to draw on existing ecolabelling certifications instead of the externally-reviewed bespoke Green Finance Frameworks typically associated with large corporates, filling a gap in the green financing for SMEs by reducing time, complexity and cost.

For more information on the HSBC SME Green Loan: please see the media release or visit HSBC Singapore’s website.

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Winners of One Less Plastic 2019 Recycle Right Competition announced

Tue, 03rd Mar 2020

45 selected schools participated in One Less Plastic – PET bottle collection contest organised by Singapore Environment Council in partnership with Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) and sponsored by Coca-Cola Singapore. 

Winner of the contest gets to visit Coca-Cola’s Bottling plant in Kuala Lumpur and go on an Eco-trip to Pulau Ketam!

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Outstanding Green Efforts By Schools And Students

Fri, 06th Dec 2019

Close to one million students, educators, and members of public have been positively impacted by the award initiatives

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•  Course fee of S$4501 payable per eligible participant is only applicable for up to 3 participants per business entity registered and operating in Singapore, or a trade association (TAC) registered with the Registry of Societies (ROS) or Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), and defined as a non-profit organisation.

•  Participants must be nominated by their company or trade association for participation in this series of Sustainability Courses2.

•  Each individual will only be supported to participate in the sustainability courses once.

•  Company is liable to make full payment for the course fees if the company or participants are found to be ineligible or fail to complete the course.


1 GST for the original course fee is payable
2 The first series of Enterprise Sustainability Programme – Sustainability Courses is offered by Singapore Environment Council, Global Compact Network Singapore, and PwC Singapore. You may refer here for the list of courses under the series.