Thailand’s telecom giant AIS has launched its “Mission Green 2020” environment protection campaign. AIS has set up e-waste bins in AIS shops across Thailand.
Under the campaign, AIS is encouraging people to drop off their electronic waste; such as broken earphones; AC adapters; Bluetooth devices; power banks and old mobile phones at e-waste bins in AIS shops or at all Central department stores.
The bins are equipped with IoT (internet of things) technology to collect and dispose e-waste.
Somchai Lertsuitwong, chief executive officer for AIS, said this campaign aims to cut one million units of carbon dioxide equivalent. And eliminate at least 100,000 pieces of e-waste by 2020.
“AIS is heading towards its 30th year of operation and we take pride in being part of Thailand’s history. In the last three decades, especially in the continuous growth of the telecom industry contributing to a better quality of life among Thais nationwide,” Somchai said.
“Being No 1 in the telecom industry is due to our dedication to the pursuit of creating innovative products and services for the benefit of society and the country.”
Over the past 29 years, AIS has invested more than Bt1 trillion in building the foundation of Thailand’s digital infrastructure, he told the Nation.
AIS currently has some 42 million customers using its mobile phone or broadband services. It has also partnered with more than 1,918 leading brands, that have 27,155 branches nationwide.
AIS also held a show where its presenters took to the stage in Bangkok’s Siam Paragon centre on Thursday to entertain customers.
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Project (e-WASTE) – Electronic Waste
Electronic waste not properly disposed creates a huge amount of remnants and residues that contribute to long-term negative impacts. On the environment, society, ecosystem, and human health. According to 2017 global electronic waste report, hazardous waste from electrical and electronics appliances in Thailand has exceeded 400,000 tonnes with a tendency to continually rise.
AIS, therefore, has initiated the e-Waste project aiming to educate people on the effects of improper disposal. In partnership across sectors, collecting e-waste for proper and sustainable disposal. Creating a better environment and less residual e-waste in Thailand.