More than 100 tonnes of kitchenware are being donated to Singapore for recycling in what is believed to be the largest such initiative in the country.
The kitchenware was donated by the Singapore Society of Cleaning and Refurbishing to Singapore Kitchenware.
It was donated on Saturday by the company, which is part of the Singapore Kitchenwork and Waste Management Association.
The group’s executive director, Maksudu Sivak, said the company has been donating kitchenware to Singapore since 2013.
“I think it is the largest ever donation of kitchen ware to Singapore, especially the amount of kitchen goods that have been donated,” he said.
More than 50 tonnes of household goods are recycled each year, including kitchenware.
Sivak said the group also donated a variety of household items to the city, including books and magazines.
He said the city is one of the most productive places to recycle household items.
In the first six months of this year, Singapore’s recycling rate was about 1.6 tonnes per day.
It has increased to 3.6 per day this year.
There are about 50,000 household appliances and household items in Singapore, including televisions, computers, appliances and other household items, said Sivac.
Sivac said it has been working to increase its recycling rate to 1.5 tonnes per week.
A spokesperson for Singapore Kitchenwear said it will donate up to 10 tonnes of raw materials for recycling.
The organisation will also recycle old kitchenware and use the leftover material to create a new product.