• 3M Tuas Manufacturing Facility: A Zero-Landfill Site

    27 June 2018

    3M Singapore has been featured in the annual global 3M Sustainability Report in recognition for practices that aim to reduce environmental pollution and increase energy efficiency!

    A Zero-Landfill Site
    3M has been improving lives in Singapore for more than 50 years. Employing more than 1,600 employees, 3M has manufacturing facilities at Tuas and Woodlands, a R&D center at Woodlands and a new headquarters at Ang Mo Kio.

    The 3M Tuas Plant was started in 2009 and manufactures products for personal safety, traffic safety, automotive aftermarket, industry and health care customers, employing many innovative processes and technologies.

    What is made in the 3M Tuas Plant is conserved. The Tuas facility is a zero-landfill site – 100 percent of the waste generated is converted into energy or recycled. In the recycling category, 3M partners with a group of innovative vendors in this part of the world to turn waste into reusable items. One vendor, for example, takes waste plastic film, cuts it into sheets, and crushes the sheets into flakes to create a polycarbonate alloy resin that is then molded into trays.

    Also at Tuas, 3M has installed a 2.2-megawatt photovoltaic rooftop solar system that can generate annual average electricity of 2,400 MWh. This is equivalent to electricity usage for 506 units of 4-room HDB flats.

    As a result of its environmental practices, the plant has earned many international environmental standards that include the ISO 14001 (environmental management systems, ISO 9001 (quality management systems) and more. The facility was even awarded the Singapore HEALTH Excellence Award for recognizing 3M’s strong commitment to promoting workplace health in 2017.

    Our efforts at Tuas are an example of how we apply science to help overcome global sustainability challenges and improve lives. Together, let’s build a world where every life is improved.