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Turning trash bins into hotspots for info and money

Eco-Business, NOV 26, 2018

Asia’s first solar-powered, Wi-Fi emitting trash bins take to the streets of Singapore in a new demonstration of Internet-of-Things technology.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure goes the adage, but the new rubbish bins along Singapore’s most renowned shopping district are both.

Ten solar-powered, Internet-of-Things (IoT) enabled, revenue-generating trash bins have been rolled out in a new pilot project on Orchard Road. 

Known as Bigbelly bins for their ability to compact and hold up to eight times more trash than regular bins, the ones deployed in the pilot project have been customised to include solar panels on their tops to take advantage of Singapore’s abundance of sunlight to power their operations. 

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