Food waste has been a perpetual problem in the developed world. While many people in other countries have been facing food shortages, people in major cities of developed countries are throwing away vast amounts of food - just sheerly not being able to finish it. Each year, an amount of 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted.
In August last year the Transboundary Haze Pollution Act (TAPA) was passed in Singapore. Since the enactment, it has given the government more strength in fighting against errant firms that operate overseas. Their reckless practices, such as burning plantations, have brought about prolonged haze. This has led to negative consequences for Singaporeans regarding economy and health.
The changing weather pattern has led to the need of rethinking water formulations all over the world. El Nino and La Nina effects has led to irregular rainfalls, which leads to dry periods and the latter bringing on extended bouts of rain.