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Singapore Hotel Association steps forward to join battle against haze

Tue, 03rd Nov 2015

Singapore, 3 November 2015 – The Singapore Hotel Association (SHA) has stepped forward to support the stand to commit to responsible sourcing of paper and/or pulp materials from sustainable sources.

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Singapore Environment Council gets elected to Global Ecolabelling Network’s Board of Directors

Fri, 30th Oct 2015

Singapore, 30 October 2015 – Singapore’s most recognised ecolabel, the Green Label, which is administered by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC), received a global boost with its election into the Global Ecolabelling Network’s (GEN) Board on 29 October 2015. This is the first time an ecolabelling body from Singapore sits on the board of an international ecolabelling network of 29 countries.

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Singapore Environment Council seals partnership with Japan

Wed, 28th Oct 2015

Singapore, 28 October 2015 – The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) today signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Japan Environment Association (JEA) to promote each other’s eco-certification and green best practices.

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Asia’s Leading Environmental Journalism Awards sees Jump in Quality and Participant

Tue, 20th Oct 2015

Singapore, 20 October 2015 – Entries for this year’s Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA) have yet again increased. Since 2012, the AEJA looks out for Asia’s greatest environmental journalists, whose passion and perseverance bring creative and thought-provoking news and images. There was an increase of nearly 20% over last year with 175 entries by 129 journalists, photojournalists and bloggers from 21 countries. There was a record number of 57 entries from India, and 31 entries from Pakistan.

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More companies coming forward to declare their procurement of wood, paper and/or pulp materials are from sustainable sources

Mon, 12th Oct 2015

Singapore, 12 October 2015 –The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) have reached out to more than 3,000 companies to get their commitment and declaration that they procure their wood, paper and/or pulp materials from sustainable sources. These include bookstores, retailers and manufacturers. More are expected to submit their declarations in the coming days.

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SEC and CASE step up engagement efforts by getting leading supermarkets, pharmacies, furniture retailers to declare that their wood, paper and/or pulp materials are procured from sustainable sources

Wed, 07th Oct 2015

Singapore, 7 October 2015 – The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) are stepping up its engagement efforts to get leading supermarkets, pharmacies and furniture retailers to declare that they have not procured or used wood, paper and/or pulp materials from the companies accused of causing fires in Indonesia. These actions are being taken shortly after our press statement issued on Monday informing that ten companies with paper products certified under the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) administered by the SEC and sold in Singapore have no links to those companies causing fires in Indonesia.

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Joint press statement: List of companies declared to have their wood, paper and/or pulp materials procured from sustainable sources not contributing to the haze

Mon, 05th Oct 2015

Singapore, 5 October 2015 – In view of the five companies named by the National Environment Agency (NEA) suspected to be contributing to the haze pollution, the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) would like to inform the public that ten companies with paper products certified under the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) administered by the SEC and sold in Singapore have declared that they have not procured or used wood, paper and/or pulp materials from the five named companies. This list of companies will be updated on a regular basis on both organisation’s websites.

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Recycling hits new heights with entry in Singapore Book of Records

Sat, 26th Sep 2015

Singapore, 26 September 2015 – The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and its group of environmental volunteers known as the Earth Helpers have set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records for the largest text measuring 7.3 metres by 2.4 metres formed by plastic bottle caps for a backdrop at the inaugural SEC Coca-Cola® Eco Autumn Festival 2015.

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Toyota partners the Singapore Environment Council to Recognise Efforts of Young Environmental Journalists in Asia

Thu, 17th Sep 2015

SINGAPORE, 17 September 2015 – Toyota is pleased to partner the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) for the 2015 Asian Environmental Journalism Awards (AEJA). As a sponsor for the AEJA, Toyota will present the SEC-Toyota Young Environmental Journalist of the Year Award to recognise the contributions made by outstanding young environmental journalists across Asia.

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Singapore Green Label certifies 3,000th product

Wed, 02nd Sep 2015

2nd September 2015 – The Singapore Environment Council commemorated the certification of our 3000th product under the Singapore Green Labelling Scheme at a networking event held at the National Museum of Singapore.

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