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Singapore Green Plan 2012

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== Overview ==
== Averting a Wasteland Waste ==
SGP details that because of their limited land availability they are pursuing a "zero landfill" objective in the longer term, with their target being 60 % recycling by 2012. The Waste Minimization and Recycling Association has been started also as a private sector initiative for assistance with industry.
 
 
== Wildlife and Nature ==
 
Indigenous plants and animals are being documented and monitored. Land is being set aside for nature reserves park and park connectors. Protected Nature Reserves are plentiful including, the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, the Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve and the Labrador Nature Reserve.
 
 
== Clean Air ==
 
A National Energy Efficiency Committee was set up in 2001 to battle towards more energy efficient use of energy by industries, homes, commercial buildings and vehicles.
 
 
== Water ==
 
Singapore's Public Utilities Board spends close to $542 million dollars a year on water, drainage and sewer projects. Implementation of mandatory water saving devices, water audits, and public water education are among some of the ways Singapore has battled water shortages. Half of Singapore's land surface is water catchment.
 
 
== Health ==
 
The average life span in Singapore is 78 and the infant mortality rat has declined to 2.2 per thousand births. This will be strengthened by quicker responses to diseases and improved disease scanning.
 
 
== Public Education ==
 
SGP strongly encourages partnerships among the 3P, People, Private and Public. They feel it will creates a environmentally aware and responsible nation. Environmental education is stressed witin school through programs run by the Ministry of the Environment and the Singapore Environmental Council.
 
 
== International Collaboration ==
 
SGP enjoys working wtih developing and developed countries on a wide range of environmental programs.
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