27 March 2024

On 8 March 2024, a new Part 5 of the Resource Sustainability Act 2019 (“RSA”) on food waste came into force. The new Part 5 provides for the segregation and treatment of food waste generated in prescribed buildings and reporting requirements relating to the food waste so treated.

The following pieces of related subsidiary legislation have also been issued:

  • Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Act 2023 (Commencement) Notification 2024
  • Resource Sustainability (Food Waste Segregation, Treatment and Reporting) Regulations 2024 which came into operation on 8 March 2024
  • Resource Sustainability (Exemptions from Part 5) Order 2024 which came into operation on 8 March 2024

More information on the Resource Sustainability (Amendment) Act 2023, which addresses packaging and food waste, is set out in our article “Bill to amend Resource Sustainability Act 2019 passed to address packaging and food waste”.

Reference materials

The following materials are available from Singapore Statutes Online sso.agc.gov.sg and the National Environment Agency (“NEA”) website www.nea.gov.sg: