In 1991, after reading the book ‘War
On Waste’ written by Mr. R.C. Cooper (past president
of the Rotary Club of Singapore), Impact Recycling
Services was setup by commencing collection from cleaners
from HDB and office buildings. IRS launched ‘Save
The Environment’ and ‘Waste Minimization’ Campaigns.
In 1992, IRS participated in a charity project together
with ENV and Scouts Association of Singapore to provide
wastepaper collection at HDB areas and started aluminium
cans collection at Mindef and hawker centres.
In 1993, it launched ‘War
On Waste’ campaign, which provided door-to-door
collection of wastepaper at office buildings in Shenton
Way and Orchard areas. We were featured in The Straits
Times twice and once with Asian Business magazine.
Invited by Mr. Peyton (director of Singapore Botanic
Gardens) and gave presentation together with Mr. Akbar
of ENV to fellow Rotarians at OCBC Centre.
1995, Green Impact Recycling Pte Ltd was incorporated and setup
a waste recovery station at Sungei Kadut. It was featured in The
Straits Times eight times that year, appeared on ABN Asia and TCS
television channels 5 and 8 concerning recycling and waste
minimization. That year, Green Impact introduced an environment
audit system to hospital and industrial buildings, which is still
being practiced today.
Green Impact gave presentation at schools and at the Mandarin
Hotel invited by the school principals and the Rotary Club of
Singapore respectively. It also gave presentation at the Singapore
Tobacco Company. Public exhibition at Shaw House, Bugis Junction
and Parkway Shopping Centre promoting recycling with the courtesy
from the management. In that year, more than 3,000 companies and
700 households pledged to be green.
In year 2000, Recycling Point Dot Com was setup and launched
Online’ website on 27th September. It has also
setup a network of recycling managers to provide island-wide
collection. In total, 40 area managers were registered.
In year 2001, thrice Project Eyeball and four times The Straits
Times featured RPDC.
Lian He Zhao Pau, Lian He Wan Pau and Xin Ming Re Pau too featured
once each. RPDC together with AXA Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd
launched Recycling Insurance Scheme to encourage Singapore
residents to recycle thereby helping to reduce waste from being
incinerated and thus reduce air-pollution.