Hong Kah North launches ‘zero waste’ campaign [News]

December 20, 2015 by  
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By Audrey Tan, The Straits Times, 20 Dec 2015

Hong Kah North constituency in Bukit Batok has launched a new initiative to further reduce its carbon footprint, doing its part to support the global climate pact sealed in Paris this month.

Under the initiative launched on Sunday (Dec 20), the constituency will intensify its efforts at getting residents to generate less waste through the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle.

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Source: The Straits Times

‘Smart bins’ let cleaners know when they need attention [News]

May 22, 2015 by  
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By Jordon Simpson, TODAY, 20 May 2015

A homegrown smart waste management system, in the form of rubbish bins that can send out alerts to cleaners when they are full, is expected to help increase the efficiency of trash removal around the island.

Known as netBin, the system’s key features include smart bins which are equipped with a variety of sensors that can also notify cleaners of the bins’ locations, or even warn them of a fire, among other things.

Developed by Singapore company Mobiquest, the system is designed to minimise the overflowing of rubbish bins, and to help cleaners work more efficiently.

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Source: TODAY