StarHub welcomes others in fight against e-waste

We read with interest that Singtel and SingPost recently launched ReCYCLE, an electronic waste (e-waste) recycling programme (Recycle unwanted electronics by mailing them under new telco-post office tie-up; ST Online, June 5).

As Singapore generates about 60,000 tonnes of e-waste each year, Singtel's and SingPost's ReCYCLE is a welcome addition to StarHub's Renew (Recycling Nation's Electronic Waste) programme.

Renew was started in 2012 and was later expanded and relaunched in 2014 in partnership with TES-AMM and DHL.

Renew currently has 325 bins across more than 250 locations countrywide, making it accessible and convenient for the public to recycle.

Since 2012, approximately 109 tonnes of e-waste have been recycled through Renew.

Given the growing volume of e-waste, StarHub is happy to collaborate with Singtel and SingPost to strengthen the national e-waste infrastructure in contributing to a greener and more sustainable Singapore.

Jeannie Ong

Chief Strategic Partnership Officer

StarHub

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2017, with the headline 'StarHub welcomes others in fight against e-waste'. Print Edition | Subscribe