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Just wrap up your e-waste and give it to the postman

Feb 18. 2021
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By The Nation

Householders can now hand their electronic waste (e-waste) to postal delivery staff, in a campaign launched by Thailand Post and Advanced Info Service (AIS) to protect the environment.

The growing mountain of e-waste is causing problems around the world, as countries struggle to dispose of it safely.

In response, Thailand Post launched the new campaign on Thursday as an extension of existing e-waste disposal points set up at post offices nationwide.

"People can drop their old smartphones, tablets, chargers, headphones, power banks, and smartphone batteries into a box and give it to postmen," Thailand Post said, adding that the service is free of charge.

Meanwhile, AIS will be responsible for disposal of the e-waste in line with international standards.

"We would like to thank Thailand Post for cooperating in the campaign to help people dispose of e-waste [safely]," said Saichon Submakudom, AIS chief of public relations.

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