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Wasting no time in building connections

Waste management association tackles land and labour challenges head on.

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The assocation is pushing members to turn to mechanisation to improve their productivity. One of their industry-led projects is the introduction of mechanised covers for their trucks (above). Ms Tan says: "As a trade association, we are pushing our members to realise that waste collection handling and recycling processes can no longer be what you used to do in the past."

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The assocation is pushing members to turn to mechanisation to improve their productivity. One of their industry-led projects is the introduction of mechanised covers for their trucks. Ms Tan says: "As a trade association, we are pushing our members to realise that waste collection handling and recycling processes can no longer be what you used to do in the past."

WHEN Melissa Tan took over as chairwoman of the Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore in 2013, she decided to tackle head on the two main challenges faced by her industry: land and manpower.

She thought the solution lay outside of Singapore - a daunting task given the

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