The SG compost story
Composting has been done in Singapore for decades; but it remains far removed from our daily life and what we think our society does in Singapore. Think about it, have composting come up in your conversations with family or friends? Can you easily think of local composting facilities? Or even the companies selling locally made compost? Can you easily think of local communities that do composting?
Older Singapore residents may remember composting in farm or village areas, before Singapore transformed into what it is today. Some of us may also practice composting in our homes or community spaces. Likely, if you make compost in Singapore, you either remember how composting was done in Singapore’s early days, or you have learnt to make compost from online resources or overseas experiences. There remained a huge gap in available resources for people who want to learn from others who have successfully made compost in Singapore.
With the telling of SG Compost Story from the ground-up’s perspective, Project Black Gold hopes to help close this gap. In this overview, Cuifen shares her perspective on what Singapore’s composting scene looks like, through her interactions with people in composting-related initiatives with Foodscape Collective. In the rest of the SG Compost Story section, we bring stories of others.