Thai Post wants your waste

(Photo courtesy of Thailand Post)

Thailand Post is accepting unused cardboard postal boxes and envelopes under the "Rebox" campaign that will turn them into beds and other necessary items for hospitals.

The raid growth of e-commerce and digital economy over the years have caused an increasing number of packaging waste from delivery services. This is a hidden cost to the environment.

The "Rebox" campaign goes in line with the 3Rs of waste management which stands for reduce, reuse and recycle. It aims to encourage people to help reduce waste by reusing their postal boxes and envelopes that are still in good condition for the next delivery.

For the worn-out ones that can no longer be reused, Thailand Post will take them to the recycling process to produce medical tools and donate them to hospitals in need.

Last year, the campaign received a total of 71.2 tonnes of old postal boxes and envelopes from people and many organisations from across the country. All of them were recycled into 224 sets of tables and chairs. They were then donated to students at border patrol schools nationwide.

This year, everyone at any organisations and department stores and those living in condominiums are invited to contribute. They are advised to fold the boxes and envelopes, rope them together and drop them at any Thailand Post offices nationwide. There are also drop-points at many partner agencies.

The campaign is running until Oct 31. Visit thailandpost.co.th or call 1545.

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