Advancing a Circular Economy for Food: Key Drivers and Recommendations to Reduce Food Loss and Waste in Singapore

Every year, around 342,000 tonnes of food loss occurs in Singapore from farm to market, contributing to an estimated $2.54 billion worth of food loss annually. Food loss and food waste occurs at every stage of the entire food supply chain, from upstream to midstream and downstream to retail and consumers.

A joint Singapore Environment Council study with strategic international partner Deloitte Singapore, “Advancing a Circular Economy for Food: Key Drivers and Recommendations to Reduce Food Loss and Waste in Singapore” indicates that all is not lost.

View Addendum to the position paper by the Singapore Environment Council.

Re-conomy: Creating A New Plastics Economy

The population of Singapore is using a minimum of 1.76 billion plastic items each year. This includes 820 million plastic bags from supermarkets, 467 million PET bottles, and 473 million plastic disposable items. Other key findings of the study showed that Singapore’s recycling efforts and supporting markets within Singapore that demand recycled plastic. 


Plastic Bag Position Paper 

Gain a detailed and thorough understanding by reading SEC’s position paper. The wastage of plastic bags is a serious issue, and we at SEC take a serious view on it. We have compiled studies and analysis to show the harmful aspects, and hope to bring on a change in the mindset and behaviour of the population.

If you wish for a more sustainable future for our children and generations to come, continue the momentum of our effort. It is through education that Singapore has become a first-world nation. It is through education, that we must now maintain a ‘first-world environment’.

For more information on the position paper, please contact us at info@sec.org.sg.


•  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, with a minimum of 30% local shareholding.

•  Participants must be nominated by their company as the company’s representatives for participation in this series of Sustainability Courses2.

•  Each individual will only be supported to participate in these 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.