Innovation Call - Towards a Zero Waste Resort

Background / Description


At Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), general waste is disposed at various bin centres by users (Business Units or BUs, tenants, etc.) without any system to record or track the type of waste disposed. As such, RWS is unable to find out (1) the types of waste that are being disposed; (2) who the generators of these waste are (BUs/tenants/public etc.). Thus, RWS found it challenging to encourage tenants to participate in waste reduction efforts.

In order to further reduce overall waste generation, RWS is seeking solutions that can maximise waste segregation to identify* and recover more waste that can be avoided, reduced, reused, repurposed and recycled. (Note: *The identification process will include tracking of data, such as type of waste, volume, contributors, etc.)

The highest contributors to RWS’ overall waste tonnage come from the bin centres near the Resort Common Area. Hence, the primary locations for the potential trial could be at bin centres and waste collection points around the Common Area.

Applicants should note that there are space constraints for waste segregation technologies/equipment and that noise and smell levels should be kept at a minimum, so that the experience of patrons in RWS would not be affected.



RWS and National Environment Agency (NEA) are seeking solutions that can enable the resort to better avoid, reduce, repurpose, re-use and recycle waste along the waste production/value chain to:

  • Identify and maximise segregation and recovery of items to be avoided, reduced, repurposed, reused and/or recycled
  • Increase operational efficiency in waste segregation processes
  • Track data for users of bin centers (e.g. identify departments, tenants, waste contributed etc.)
  • Encourage patrons and RWS to use less disposables

The desired outcome is to reduce overall waste tonnage. 

Technical Specifications


Solution should be:

  • Fully autonomous and require minimal manual intervention required from disposal to identification, sorting, to transfer into general waste pile
  • Energy-efficient, quiet and minimal smell nuisance

Space availability / possible location to house the pilot trial solution:

  • Possibility for one bin centre to house the pilot trial
  • Approximate size/dimensions = 130 sqm
  • Throughput of one bin centre = ~75 waste tonnage per month

Applicant should include information on any proof-of-concept (POC)/minimum viability product (MVP) that are non-sensitive and indicate estimated commercial price of solution and cost-benefit analysis of the solution in the proposal.

Besides addressing the above requirements, the proposed solution should also fulfil the following criteria:

  • Not be readily or commercially available in the market.
  • Wherever applicable, aim to:
    • Enhance safety of operations; and/or
    • Improve quality, consistency and service delivery; and/or
    • Achieve cost-effectiveness; and/or
    • Improve efficiency/productivity.



A technical briefing will be held to provide interested applicants with more information. The details for the briefing are as follows:

Date :

12 Nov 2019 (Tuesday)


12pm to 12.30pm


Singapore Expo Hall 5

SG Innovation Ecosystem Booth @ SFF X SWITCH

(Public access via free SFF X SWITCH Trade Visitor Pass)

 Please register your interest here by 11 November (Mon).


Online portal for more information on this call and for proposal submission will be released on 12 Nov 2019.

Preferred Business Model

  • R&D Collaboration

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