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MORE E-WASTE BINS COMING UP

The e-waste recycling programme was first launched during Earth Hour 2012 by StarHub and TES-AMM.

The plan was to have e-waste bins at more locations island-wide.

To date, there are e-waste bin stations at 30 locations.

The amount of waste collected each year is increasing rapidly - from 2,700kg in 2012 to 6,500kg last year and 5,600kg so far this year.

With DHL onboard as a new partner in the programme, which is now called REcycling Nation's Electronic Waste (Renew), the group hopes to place waste bins at 100 locations by the end of this year to encourage the public to recycle their e-waste.

Said Mr Tan Tong Hai, the chief executive officer of StarHub: "StarHub believes in being environmentally responsible and sustainable.

"With support from DHL and a vastly expanded Renew programme, we will be able to take e-waste recycling in Singapore to greater heights."