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AIS launches a new 'green' mission to dispose personal electronic waste safely

Oct 03. 2019
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By Sirivish Toomgum
The Nation

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Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS) launched its “Mission Green 2020” environment protection campaign on Thursday (October 3) in a move to mark its 30th anniversary next year.

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 electronic 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 electronic 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 added. 

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 shopping centre on Thursday to entertain customers.

 

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