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dtac Think Hai D x IT CITY x CSC Invite Customers to Properly Dispose of E-Waste to Help Reduce Landfills and Protect the Ozone Layer

15 September 2022 – dtac joins forces with IT CITY and CSC – two of the largest IT store chains in Thailand. With the rising demand in IT devices, the smartphone and IT device distributors have set a target to reach 440 branches nationwide by the end of 2022. In 2021, the sales of smartphones and IT devices accounted for more than 97% of their total sales. On World Ozone Day, dtac Think Hai D invites customers of IT CITY and CSC to properly dispose of their disused mobile devices and electronics at any of the #ThinkHaiD collection points at 25 branches of dtac service centers and 30 branches of IT CITY and CSC branches across Bangkok. The collection goal is 420,000 items of e-waste by the end of 2022. The collected e-waste will be properly recycled to avoid landfills, as landfill waste is responsible for methane emissions, which is 25 times worse in contributing to climate change than carbon dioxide emitted from activities like electricity generation, industrial operations, deforestation, and transport. Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer of Total Access Communication Plc or dtac, said, “dtac set out 3 environmental targets: 1) Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% within 2030;…

dtac Celebrates TISCO Foundation’s 40th Anniversary with #ThinkHaiD Zero eWaste

14 September 2022 – TISCO Foundation and dtac will jointly work together on reducing electronic waste by recycling under the #ThinkHaiD campaign with the aim to achieve zero waste. The partnership will also promote the Safe Internet campaign to increase digital immunity for marginalized children and youth, 4,040 children, under the support of the TISCO Foundation. Both activities will be held from November 2022 through January 2023 at the Cholpratan Anukroh School, Ayutthaya province. dtac aims to collect 420,000 pcs. by this year-endof electronic waste under the #ThinkHaiD campaign. Mr. Sadat Zaman, Chief Business Officer, Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “dtac would like to congratulate the TISCO Foundation on their 40thanniversary. dtac, as long-standing telecommunications partner, is fully supportive of TISCO Group’s vision of sustainable development ensuring the community, society, and environment are cared for. TISCO Group’s policy is in line with dtac own’s 8 pillars of Responsible Business – two of which are Climate and Environment Management and Skills for an Accelerated Digital Future.” Mr. Sakchai Peechapat, Group Chief Executive of the TISCO Group, said, “TISCO is delighted to receive support from dtac on the 40th anniversary of our giving back to society. During the four decades…

dtac Expands e-waste Drop-off Points Through IT CITY and CSC

Giveaway campaign with nearly 1,200 prizes is also launched to boost e-waste collection  July 6, 2022 - dtac and IT CITY have teamed up to launch #ThinkHaiDeeMeeTaeDai campaign to create 30n additional e-waste drop-off points through IT CITY and CSC, Thailand’s leading IT superstore chain, across Bangkok. The collaboration is aimed at encouraging the return of old and end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment, also known as “e-waste”, to dedicated collection points as a part of proper e-waste management and to promote green growth and a circular economy. Tipayarat Kaewsringarm, Chief Sales Officer at Total Access Communication Plc or dtac, said: “dtac’s mobile device sales have recently doubled, with significant growth through our partner channels - IT CITY and CSC - over the previous year creating higher environmental costs. To address our responsible business practice concerning the climate and environment, dtac joins hands with IT CITY and CSC to collect at least 420,000 unused mobile devices by this year-end. This marks a major step, playing a bigger role from exclusive business partner for sales channel toward sustainable growth business partner. Pichai Neranartkomol, Vice Executive Chairman at IT CITY Plc, said: “As Thailand’s leading IT superstore chain with more than 400 branches nationwide,…

As Part of its Zero-Landfill Target, dtac Invites Customers from any Operator to Safely Recycle Their Disused Electronics for a Chance to Win One of 1,197 Exciting Prizes

25 April 2022 – dtac Think Hai D launches its #ThinkHaiDMeeTaeDai campaign, inviting customers from any network operator to get a chance to win prizes when they properly dispose of their disused mobile phones and electronics through our zero-landfill recycling channels. This campaign is a part of dtac’s aim to reduce hazardous municipal waste, of which 65% or 435,187 tons are e-waste, and only 13% is currently recycled properly. In 2021, total sales of smartphones in Thailand reached 20.9 million units, a 21% rise from the previous year, not including an additional two million tablets and over 3.46 million smart wearables and earphones. The surge in sales for these electronics can be attributed to the boom in online learning and work-from-home during the COVID-19 pandemic. While an important economic development in the short term, the flip side of this surge is the environmental impact. At the end of their lives, these electronics are often discarded along with ordinary trash, leaking hazardous materials which could impact the health of many communities in the long term. Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer of Total Access Communication PLC or dtac, said, “As a telecom service provider, dtac is committed to alleviating the environmental and climate impact that results…

dtac Think Hai d and SMART Aim to Meet Zero Landfill Target By Safely Recycling e-Waste from Residential Properties

With 20.9 million smartphones sold during the COVID-19 pandemic, dtac aims to reduce e-waste by 2% by increasing home collection efforts  17 March 2022 – The COVID-19 pandemic fueled household demand for electronic devices such as PCs, tablets, and mobile phones. The new normal of online schooling and work-from-home have resulted in each individual using an average of five electronic devices. Of the 142 million subscribed phone numbers in Thailand, 45 million are used on IT equipment and 97 million on smartphones. To address the rise in resulting e-waste, dtac Think Hai d is collaborating with SMART – a property management company currently serving over 300 properties Bangkok – on the SMART “A Love to Give” campaign. The campaign aims to collect all types of e-waste, including discarded phones and accessories to be properly recycled, as part of its efforts to meet the Zero Landfill target. Mr. Sharad Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer, Total Access Communication PLC, or dtac, said, “dtac has set a target to properly dispose of e-waste – mobile phones and accessories – which results from our telecom operations. I would like to invite all residents to dispose of their e-waste with dtac. You can be assured that…