Joe and I just ended a casual meeting cum interview session with a group of 10 junior college students. I’m now seated at my favourite sandwich café – Quiznos Sub – which I believe tastes countless times better than another sandwich franchise that provides a similar menu. I’m sure the three students who joined us for dinner thought so too. 😉
Anyway, just wanted to shout out to everyone that Joe and I truly enjoyed your company. Most of all, we were greatly inspired and heartened that you guys are thinking deep about waste/recycling issues in Singapore. Both of us don’t think we were that enthusiastic (and wise) when we were your age – we just remember simply trying to get by with the brain-sapping ‘A’ level system.
As promised, here are a couple of links (mostly from our blog) that would help you in your research for waste management and recycling alternatives. This would also save you the hassle of screening through countless links – which we know can be quite a pain.
- The results of Quirky’s composting crowd-sourced design competition: a food shredder
- An insightful online article on why people don’t recycle
- The Black Soldier Flies that can break down any food waste!
- More basic information on Black Soldier Flies
- Our commentary on the Pay-As-You-Throw system in Washington
- Our commentary on the new waste collection test in Cardiff
- Implement separate waste chutes in housing estate? Not the be-all-end-all, we say.
- Two clashing articles on Singapore’s environmental impact
- Infographic on Singapore 2009 Waste Statistics
- Tables on Singapore Waste Statistics and Recycling Rates 2009
- How mushroom composting helps poverty
- Sewage Sludge and Joseph Jenkin’s Humanure
- Basics of vermicomposting (worm composting) and how to make your own
- Our assertion on Singapore moving towards a pay-as-you-dump model for waste disposal
- All the gross pooping stuff going on in India (Remember: more people in India own mobile phones than basic sanitation!)
Hope you will enjoy the links, and that they will help you with your Project Work! We will post more updates on the upcoming Kainosis™ Youth Conference (on sustainable urban development, climate change and food security) soon. The date should be set sometime in September/October 2010.
If you have any enquiry about the conference, feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. We’ve had a couple more emails coming in requesting for face-to-face interviews for their composting/recycling project. As such, we might hold a second interview session sometime next week. If you would like to join us, drop us an email asap!