By 2035, Singapore’s only landfill site, Semakau Landfill, will reach its maximum capacity. In operation since 1999, Semakau Landfill currently has approximately 15 million tonnes of waste disposed in ten of its landfill cells.
Aligned with the Singapore Green Plan 2030, a multi-ministry and 3P effort to drive ambitious and collective action through interventions such as increased carbon tax, stricter green buildings, energy efficiency and waste reduction policies, EcoBank encourages citizens to do their part in reducing waste generation. From 2016 to 2020, about 75 tonnes of pre-loved toys, clothes, books and household items were collected, reducing about 34,000 tonnes of carbon emissions by diverting these items from the incinerator or landfill.
Initiated in 2016, EcoBank is a national zero-waste initiative by CDL and media company Eco-Business. This annual initiative brings the People, Private, and Public sectors together to break the typical ‘take, use and dispose’ cycle and promote a mindset of responsible consumption. With the support of our staff, tenants, shoppers, and the rest of the public, CDL collects pre-loved items and sells them through a weekend bazaar at City Square Mall, giving these items a second lease of life. 100% of the proceeds are always donated to charitable organisations.