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8 August 2012
“Recycling of Handset Accessories” program launched to
encourage responsible disposal and environmental protection
 
Help save our planet. Act now!
Hong Kong, 8 August 2012 – Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (the Group; Stock Code: 215) today announced that its 3 Hong Kong mobile business has launched the “Recycling of Handset Accessories” corporate social responsibility program to encourage everyone to help protect the environment and make good use of Earth’s resources by handing over unwanted handset accessories for recycling, rather than to simply discard them as rubbish.

3 Hong Kong will place handset accessory recycling boxes (see photo) at more than 40 locations – including certain 3Shops, 3Mobile Device Service Centres and the 3Experience Workshop – all over Hong Kong to promote responsible disposal of old phone accessories. These items will be passed to the "Rechargeable Battery Recycling Programme" run by the Environmental Protection Department, industry and green groups, as well as other voluntary organisations for recycling or reuse, building on the town’s growing environmental awareness.

Jennifer Tan, HTHKH’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “As one of the largest local mobile telecoms operators, 3 Hong Kong is committed to introducing advanced smart devices to the benefit of customers. A constant succession of top-notch smart devices appearing on the market means many mobile users are switching to newer models or accessories, rendering their old gadgetry obsolete. We are therefore delighted to launch the ‘Recycling of Handset Accessories’ initiative by placing collection boxes at our various public touchpoints and encouraging customers to hand in old accessories for recycling or reuse. Given the Group’s extensive network of collection locations and large customer base, we believe this program will help motivate all walks of life to support environmental protection, make the best use of resources and observe responsible disposal of unwanted handset accessories.”

The program’s main aim is to collect handset accessories, such as batteries, chargers, headphones, earpieces, USB cables and stylus pens, and pass them on a regular basis to green groups and voluntary organisations for recycling or reuse among the needy. Help save our planet. Act now!

Find the collection location closest to you by visiting here.

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About Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, Stock Code: 215) is a leading integrated telecommunications service operator in Hong Kong. HTHKH provides advanced mobile and Wi-Fi services, residential fixed broadband, residential telephone and IDD services in Hong Kong and delivers mobile services in Macau under the “3” brand. The Company launched 4G service in Hong Kong in May 2012, offering data speeds up to 100Mbps. HTHKH also provides sophisticated fixed-line telecommunications solutions to corporate and carrier customers in Hong Kong and around the world under the "HGC" brand. A group member of Hutchison Whampoa Limited (Stock Code: 13), HTHKH deploys the latest telecommunications technology to offer world-class telecommunications services and innovations, setting market trend and steering industry development. 

For more information on HTHKH, please visit www.hthkh.com
For 3 Hong Kong services, please visit www.three.com.hk
For 3 Macau mobile services, please visit www.three.com.mo
For HGC fixed-line services, please visit www.hgc.com.hk
 
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