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North West Eco Trails bring Singapore’s green lungs closer to residents

Sun, 15th May 2016

Covering close to 30 kilometres across the North West District, North West Eco Trails will feature 10 different scenic routes for residents to explore thriving flora and fauna in the wilderness of Singapore’s green lungs. Organised by North West Community Development Council (CDC) and in partnership with Singapore Environment Council (SEC), the Launch of North West Eco Trails will be graced by Guest-of-Honour Dr Teo Ho Pin, Mayor of North West District, on Sunday, 15 May 2016 at Dairy Farm Nature Park. Media arrival is at 7.15am.

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SEC strengthens Singapore Green Labelling Schem

Mon, 25th Apr 2016

Singapore, 25 April 2016 – The Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) is one of the most established type 1 eco-labelling scheme that authorises the use of environmental labels on products indicating overall environmental preferability within a particular product category based on life cycle considerations. With more than 3,000 unique products certified across 29 countries, SGLS has been providing consumers and commercial organisations the option to procure green products for over two decades.

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Paving the way to sustainability with the Singapore Green Label

Thu, 14th Apr 2016

Singapore, 14 April 2016 – The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) and Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) applaud the step taken by the Government to only procure printing paper products certified with the Singapore Green Label, as a move in the right direction towards sustainability.

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SEC Renews APRIL’s PaperOne Singapore Green Label

Tue, 15th Mar 2016

Singapore,15 March 2016 – The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is pleased to announce that PaperOne, a fine copier paper product under APRIL Group, has obtained renewal for its Singapore Green Label which it has held since 2013. The renewal signed today between SEC and APRIL was witnessed by the Consumer Association of Singapore (CASE).

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Schools lead the way in environmental sustainability

Thu, 05th Nov 2015

Singapore, 5 November 2015 – Now entering its 15th year, the SEC-StarHub School Green Awards (SGA) sees a consistent year-on-year increase in schools participating in Singapore’s leading school environmental programme. Since 2000, participation has increased more than 10-fold from 28 to 376 educational institutions this year. The bulk of the increase comes from pre-schools and schools for students with special needs, which reflects the all-inclusive spirit of the SGA as well as the importance that every individual plays in taking responsibility for the environment.

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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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