31 August 16 | The Business Times by CHIN YONG CHANG
PETROLEUM-BASED plastic materials are a major contributor to global environmental problems, building up in oceans and landfills and harming all manner of animal life, says Olive Green joint managing director Cheryl Leo. Only 5 per cent of rubbish in Singapore is recycled, with most of the remaining 95 per cent incinerated. Even though current plastic disposables have the potential to be recycled,...
23 August 16 | The Straits Times by CAROLYN KHEW
A scheme was launched yesterday to ensure a pipeline of talent for the energy and chemicals sector, one of Singapore's "backbone industries".
The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme for the sector will enable polytechnic graduates to earn an advanced diploma as well as a monthly wage.
This will help "prevent leakages" in the industry, said Mr Erman Tan, president of the Singapore Human Resour...
28 July 16 | The Straits Times by MELISSA LIN
Hazardous petrochemicals, heat stress and falls are some of the risks faced by workers who manually clean oil tanks in refineries.
To keep its workers safe, engineering and maintenance firm CYC International created a snake-like robot that can be remotely controlled to enter and clean the tanks.
Besides eliminating safety and health hazards, the robot has helped increase productivity by over 70...