The MEM Seminar Series 2002/2003




“The  Trends in Waste Minimization for

Sustainable Development



Mr Sam Tsen King Foh










Saturday , 12 October 2002

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Executive Room ER 4

SDE 2  Level 3









For more information, please call

Jennifer @ 6874-3563 or e-mail



In this presentation, the author will share his experience on waste management and recycling and the various trends that have  emerged or are  emerging in Singapore and other parts of the world.  He will also examine  the new efforts being done to reduce the costs of waste disposal so that locators can control their operating costs and maintain competitive advantage.  Some of the difficulties  in coping with the increasingly more complex and demanding situations such as those emerging at the existing recycling parks and the various solutions that have  been evaluated will also be discussed.


About the speaker


Sam TSEN is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.  He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) degree, a Master of Business Administration (International Business) degree and also a Certified Quality Engineer by the American Society of Quality Control.  He devoted the past fifteen years of his career in waste management, metal finishing, environmental, safety and health having worked for companies such as Motorola and LeaRonal.  Currently, he is the Managing Director of Tsen Consulting Services, an environmental consulting firm he founded. He is also the Executive Director of P2 Asia Pte Ltd, a startup company specializing in water and wastewater treatment solutions. Before the entrepreneur bug caught him, he was holding a senior management position in ECO-IEE, a large waste management company where he was one of the pioneers. He is credited for promoting affordable waste management and recycling and he regularly shares his expertise in industrial waste management with officials from the region who want to resolve environmental issues in their countries. He was a guest speaker at the Water & Waste Technology Conference, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering program at NUS and was also a guest speaker in this MEM Seminar series last year. .