Asia Pacific Waste & Environment Alliance (APWEA) was officially formed in 2015 by six waste associations from China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore. The alliance together with the WasteMET Asia platform , serves to boost efforts greater sustainability in the region’s waste management and recycling industry, as well as to promote trade and commerce in Asia. This year, three more waste associations from Australia, New Zealand and South Korea will gather in Guangzhou, China to grow the alliance further and to take the regional waste and recycling sector to greater heights.
ISWA’s vision is an Earth where no waste exists. Waste should be reused and reduced to a minimum, then collected, recycled and treated properly. Residual matter should be disposed of in a safely engineered way, ensuring a clean and healthy environment. All people on earth should have the right to enjoy an environment with clean air, water, seas and soils. To be able to achieve this, we need to work together.
ISWA’s declared mission is:
To Promote and Develop Sustainable and Professional Waste Management Worldwide
ISWA achieves its mission through:
Promoting resource efficiency through sustainable production and consumption
Support to developing and emerging economies
Advancement of waste management through education and training
Promoting appropriate and best available technologies and practices
Professionalism through its programme on professional qualifications.
Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore. The NEA develops and spearheads environmental initiatives and programmes through its partnership with the People, Public and Private sectors. It is committed to motivating every individual to take up environmental ownership and to care for the environment as a way of life.
By protecting Singapore's environment from pollution, maintaining a high level of public health and providing timely meteorological information, the NEA endeavours to ensure sustainable development and a quality living environment for present and future generations.