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Wed, 14th December 2022

Rebottle pilot to be used by SEC and Sembwaste to determine lowest carbon-footprint methods to harvest clean stream recyclables

Sembwaste Partners Singapore Polytechnic To Pilot Smart Recycling Initiative In Punggol Shore

Fri, 18th November 2022

School Green Awards 2022 Spotlights Youths Leading Environmental Action

Singapore’s Future Change Makers are recognized for their environmental efforts in an exhibition and prize-giving ceremony at Republic Polytechnic.

Wed, 2nd November 2022

SEC, EVCo Enter Into Strategic Collaboration

SEC, EVCo Partner to Promote Mobility Decarbonisation Through Digitalisation and Assessment Framework

Tue, 18th October 2022

SEC, GECA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

SEC and GECA to strengthen cooperation in areas of environmental protection and promotion of ecolabel certification

Tue, 24th Aug 2022

SEC Gives Recognition To Top Green Businesses In Asia Pacific

Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) Gives Recognition To Top Green Businesses In Asia Pacific

Tue, 24th Aug 2022

SEC Highlights Key Success Factors In Managing Singapore’s Packaging Waste


Tue, 02nd Aug 2022

SEC Reveals Attitudes and Key Insights on Packaging Waste in Singapore

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Reveals Attitudes and Key Insights on Packaging Waste in Singapore

Tue, 11st Jan 2022

SEC-Singapore Water Association, MOU Signing Ceremony

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) signs MOU with Singapore Water Association (SWA)

Wed, 17th Feb 2021

SEC welcomes Budget 2021, Singapore Green Plan 2030 announcements

Singapore Environment Council (SEC) welcomes announcement of Budget 2021 and Plans for Greening of Singapore for the environment, the consumers and the company

Wed, 13rd Jan 2021

SEC starts 2021 with GreenDNA certification launch and award presentation

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) honoured 12 organisations with the GreenDNA certification as champions of environmental stewardship in Singapore. These exemplary organisations were awarded the GreenDNA certificate by Guest-ofHonour, Ms. Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment of Singapore.

Thu, 20th Aug 2020

GreenDNA – An approach that inspires all SEC programmes

Singapore Environment Council’s GreenDNA Aims to Get Singapore Going on Environmental Sustainability

Wed, 12nd Aug 2020

Singapore’s Town Councils Take On Eco-Office Plus Challenge

Tampines Town Council leading the push to get other Town Councils certified under Eco-Office Plus Certification by the Singapore Environment Council

Fri, 08th May 2020

How SEC creates programmes to address conservation and sustainability for corporations

Hear more from our Chairman, Ms Isabella Huang-Loh, on how the Singapore Environment Council is leading the charge with innovative and digital programmes that address conservation and sustainability for corporations.

Thu, 19th Mar 2020

SEC Partners HSBC to Pioneer Green Incentive

SMEs with SEC Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) and Eco Certifications can now qualify for HSBC’s Green Loans.

Tue, 03rd Mar 2020

Winners of One Less Plastic 2019 Recycle Right Competition announced

45 selected schools participated in One Less Plastic – PET bottle collection contest organised by Singapore Environment Council in partnership with Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) and sponsored by Coca-Cola Singapore.

Fri, 06th Dec 2019

Outstanding Green Efforts By Schools And Students

Close to one million students, educators, and members of public have been positively impacted by the award initiatives

Mon, 25th Nov 2019

SEC Conference Day Sparks Ground-up Suggestions To Reduce Food Loss And Waste In Singapore

Ideas, view points, and audience polls from the two panel discussions at the Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) and Singapore Environment Council (SEC) Conference Day 2019 brought to light some interesting points for serious consideration and action.

Thu, 19th Sep 2019

Enhanced Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS+) Certification Action Strengthens Fire Preventions In All Plantations Certified

To date, Singapore Environment Council’s (SEC) Singapore Enhanced Green Labelling Scheme for Pulp and Paper Products (SGLS+) has certified 10 Singapore-based companies since its launch in 2017, with another four more companies in the pipeline.

Wed, 04th Sep 2019

Singapore Environment Council Media Statement On Fairprice’s Trial To Charge For Plastic Bags

From Singapore Environment Council’s study titled “Consumer Plastic and Plastic Resource Ecosystem in Singapore” released in August 2018, Singaporeans use about 820 million plastic bags from supermarkets each year.

Tue, 27th Aug 2019

Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards Honours Green Corporate Efforts Across Industries

Eleven organisations were recognised as stewards of environmental excellence today at the 22nd annual Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) held at Pan Pacific Singapore.

Tue, 27th Aug 2019

Singapore Environment Council Launches “Advancing a Circular Economy for Food: Key Drivers and Recommendations to Reduce Food Loss and Waste in Singapore” Study

Every year, around 342,000 tonnes of food loss occurs in Singapore from farm to market, contributing to an estimated $2.54 billion worth of food annually.

Wed, 07th Aug 2019

Singapore Environment Council unveils key insights from study on Food Loss and Food Waste in Singapore

Singapore Environment Council, together with knowledge partner Deloitte Singapore, today unveiled findings of a joint study aimed at shedding more light on food loss and food waste in Singapore along the entire fresh food supply chain, from production stage, transport, processing, storage and distribution (upstream and midstream) to consumers downstream.

Mon, 01st Jul 2019

Green Label commercial dishwashers and washer extractors available soon

Businesses will soon be able to purchase water efficient commercial dishwashers and washer extractors certified with the Singapore Green Label and enjoy water savings of up to 44%.

Thu, 16th May 2019

APP awarded Enhanced SGLS for Pulp & Paper

Singapore Environment Council awards APP its enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) for Pulp and Paper

Wed, 15th May 2019


The Singapore Environment Council’s (SEC) has been awarded ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation for its enhanced Singapore Labelling Scheme (SGLS) certification under pulp and paper category, the first NGO certifying body to receive the accreditation.

Mon, 05th Nov 2018

SEC-StarHub School Green Awards reach one million Singapore residents with green message

One million educators, students and members of the public were engaged in this year’s SEC-StarHub School Green Awards (SGA), taking the green message to action with the communities.

Tue, 11st Sep 2018

SEC announces new certifications under its enhanced green labelling scheme for pulp and paper

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) announced products from two companies have been certified under its enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS) for pulp and paper products.

Thu, 30th Aug 2018

Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards recognises greenest companies in the region

Fourteen companies and organisations from across the region were honoured at the 21st annual Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards (SEAA) for their sustainable business practices.

Thu, 30th Aug 2018

SEC report finds potential to create a circular plastic ecosystem in Singapore

There is potential for Singapore to create a new market for recycled plastics, according to a report released by Singapore Environment Council (SEC). This can be done by taking advantage of available new technology or through innovation to create a downstream market for recycled plastic in Singapore.

Tue, 31st Jul 2018

Plastic study calls for action in the plastic waste ecosystem

The population of Singapore is using a minimum of 1.76 billion plastic items each year, according to a new study released today by the Singapore Environment Council.

Tue, 10th Jul 2018

SEC app makes it fun and easy to measure a green lifestyle

Living a low-carbon lifestyle has never been easier with the launch of the EcoLifeSG app by the Singapore Environment Council (SEC). The new web-based app for individuals shows how daily decisions – from your transport choices to the food you eat – contribute to climate change.

Mon, 23rd Apr 2018

SEC awarded accreditation by the United Nations Environment Programme

As Singapore’s first UN-accredited non-government environmental organisation, SEC will use its expertise and scientific knowledge to inform the world of Singapore’s needs and opinions on environmental matters, in addition to playing a role in UN Environment’s policy decisions.

Tue, 27th Feb 2018

SEC announces new certifications under its enhanced Green Labelling Scheme for pulp and paper

The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) announced four additional products have been certified under its enhanced Singapore Green Labelling Scheme (SGLS).

Mon, 19th Feb 2018

SEC welcomes announcement on carbon pricing

The Singapore Environment Council welcomed the announcement by the Singapore Government that a pricing infrastructure for carbon will be introduced in Singapore. Ms Isabella Loh, Chairman of SEC, said pricing carbon was a significant and welcome economic reform for Singapore.