IoT, a New Type of e-Waste, True Invites All to Recycle, Reviving the World and Creating Sustainability Together

Monday 18 March 2024 13:29
Technological advancements in the digital era have given rise to a new front in the battle against e-Waste in the form of IoT devices (IoT - Internet of Things). According to the Statista report, it was founded that in 2023, there were 135.5 million connected IoT devices in Thailand. These were divided into the proportion from consumers 39% (53.85 million devices), industry 13% (18.44 million devices), smart cities 8% (11.25 million devices), and others. In addition, the Fortune Business Insights reports that the Asia Pacific IoT market has the fastest growth rate in the world. The IoT market growth has resulted in the rapidly increasing amount of e-Waste which is regarded as one of the hazardous waste types. Therefore, it is very crucial that this must be managed in a proper manner. On the occasion of Global Recycling Day, March 18, 2024, True Corporation reiterates its position as a Thai tech company aiming to manage e-Waste with zero to landfill method and inviting everyone to create a sustainable world together.
IoT, a New Type of e-Waste, True Invites All to Recycle, Reviving the World and Creating Sustainability Together

Because e-Waste is Not Just Mobile Phones

True Corporation as a leading telecom-tech company focuses on optimizing the intelligent network for limitless connectivity and delivering digital services that will help improve the quality of life and fulfill the lives of consumers every day through integrating digital technology into every lifestyle, whether studying, working, relaxing, or living in a home that is more comfortable and safer with smart home devices and smart home solutions. We are also aware of our responsibilities to society and the environment by managing e-Waste according to international standards. This covers e-Waste that arises from business processes in the telecommunications industry from upstream to downstream, such as networks and signal towers, True Shops and dtac shops as well as e-Waste of various communication equipment types including smartphones, accessories and micro electronic devices that are no longer in use including IoT devices that are currently in trend and increase continuously. All of these will be collected and recycled 100% safe, bringing precious metals and rare minerals in the circular economy.

Littering Points of IoT Device, the New Type of e-Waste, under the "e-Waste TinkTookTee DTorJai" Project

The Statista 2023 report also indicates that the trend of smart home device users in Thailand continues to grow. Currently, there are approximately 10.8 million and expected to increase another 73% to 18.7 million users in the next 3 years. The top 3 smart home devices that cater to Thai users' needs are security devices, convenience devices, and entertainment devices. This reflects that smart home devices and smart home systems are well received and in the future, they may eventually become e-Waste. And as part of achieving zero e-Waste to landfill and bringing e-Waste into the recycling system efficiently, True Corporation has implemented the "e-Waste TinkTookTee DTorJai" Project. In addition to unused smart phones, mobile phones and accessories, customers and everyone are able to litter their IoT devices at:

  • 154 branches of True Shop, TrueSphere and dtac shop nationwide. For more details, please visit
  • The Office of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Paholyothin 8 Road (Sailom), Bangkok
  • 20 Lotus's branches throughout Bangkok and the vicinity area.
  • 5 branches of TrueSpace at Siam Square Soi 2, ICONSIAM, Asoke, Mahidol University, Salaya and Rangsit University.
  • 9 leading educational institutions under the collaboration of True Lab Project, comprising Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, Thammasat University, Mahidol University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Srinakharinwirot University, Chiang Mai University, Assumption University and Mahanakorn University of Technology.

Source: True Corporation

IoT, a New Type of e-Waste, True Invites All to Recycle, Reviving the World and Creating Sustainability Together