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DBS is launching Singapore’s first green car loan, the DBS Green Car Loan, to encourage car owners in Singapore to reduce their carbon footprint. Available from 1 March 2021, the DBS Green Car Loan provides a 1.68% p.a.[1] car loan to all customers purchasing new and used electric and hybrid vehicles. The rate is currently …

The technology to produce hydrogen has existed for decades, so why is it only now gaining traction as a source of clean energy? There’s no dearth of climate change deniers who vehemently dispute global warming, including former U.S. President Donald Trump. But the world has largely woken up to one of the gravest challenges staring …

Home owners, especially those staying in noisy districts, can look forward to greater living comfort with a new invention by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) that reduces outdoor noise and improves indoor ventilation. Called the Acoustic Friendly Ventilation Window (AFVW), this novel system cuts environment noise …

Singapore has warmed notably since the mid-1970s when rapid urbanisation took place, at a rate of 0.25 degrees Celsius per decade according to the Meteorological Service Singapore. The rate is higher than the global average rate of 0.17 degree Celsius per decade since 1970, based on data from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate …

Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading super app is collaborating with Panasonic Corporation on an integrated marketing campaign that aims to bring better in-car air quality and enhance overall in-car experience to GrabCar Premium users. Through a fully-integrated campaign that combines GrabAds’ unique online and offline advertising solutions, Grab will turn 5,500 GrabCar Premium vehicles across four …

Since the launch of the Recycle N Save initiative in October 2019, close to 4 million plastic drink bottles and aluminium drink cans have been collected through the 50 smart Reverse Vending Machines (RVMs) deployed across Singapore, including those under the Recycle N Save School Education Programme. This translates to approximately 200 containers collected a …

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat launched the 30th anniversary of the annual CGS campaign at ITE College East last November 30. Organised by the National Environment Agency (NEA), this year’s CGS event takes on a hybrid approach, with a small, limited-attendance physical launch event, livestreamed on Facebook, and virtual exhibits and online workshops …

Solving the world’s sustainability issues isn’t easy, but one thing’s for sure. It is not something you can achieve alone. Innovation and collaboration with like-minded partners are essential. Are you the one we’re looking for? If so, swipe right on the CapitaLand Sustainability X Challenge. If you ever had an idea or innovation to shape …

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has awarded the new public waste collection contract for the Clementi-Bukit Merah sector to SembWaste Pte. Ltd. (SembWaste). SembWaste is an established Public Waste Collector (PWC) in Singapore. The current contract for public waste collection in the Clementi-Bukit Merah sector will expire on 31 December 2020. As the appointed PWC, SembWaste will provide refuse and recyclables collection services to domestic and trade …

As of 18 November 2020, there have been 33,844 reported dengue cases this year, with 355 cases reported last week. While this is five times lower than the peak of 1,792 seen in July this year, the weekly number of dengue cases remains high, at about two times more than the number of cases seen …