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In a bid to reuse and recycle the ever-growing parcel paper packages in an era of online shopping, the largest postal service in Thailand said Saturday that 10,000 kilograms of used parcel packages and envelopes will be recycled and upcycled into a table and chair sets for students in national Border Patrol Police Colleges.
The President of Thailand Post, Korkij Danchaivichit, said his postal service and another packaging firm had initiated a drive to encourage citizens around the world to send used parcel packets and envelopes to post offices.
"I think during the famous 9.9 online shopping program, the number of used paper parcels would increase," Korkij said.
E-marketers in Thailand have embraced the 9.9 online shopping program, said Korkij, adding that the 9.9 online platform promises incentives and deals to lure individuals.
"For everybody, it's a win-win scenario," Korkij said. "First of all, vendors use eco-friendly compostable paper packets; 9.9 online shopping often boosts the environment, and eventually, we (the Post Office) gather the recycled paper packages and convert them into school supplies furniture."
We would also like to encourage individuals, internet vendors, and business organizations to send used parcel packages and envelopes to post offices worldwide, as well as parcel and envelope collection points for us to make use of in some specified areas, "said Korkij."