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  • 2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Handset Recycling Project with Primary School Pupils in Croatia

For many years, the international eco primary school in Sisak has been a beacon in its local community for collecting and dealing properly with old mobile phones. Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has a long tradition of proactive collaboration with Croatian schools and helps to teach pupils from an early age about adopting good habits for separate collection of waste, appropriate recovery and recycling. HT has been teaching pupils how to deal effectively with electronic waste, in particular the electronic waste from mobile phones and their accessories. This is an inspiring project within the company since it enables pupils to develop a responsible attitude toward environmental protection and waste management.

In 2017, HT continued its cooperation with the eco primary school in Sisak and celebrated the World Environment Protection Day by awarding all pupils who participated in the project for collecting old handsets. This year the pupils collected 180 obsolete mobile phones, which HT handed over to authorized companies for environment-friendly treatment. Over a period of more than ten years, HT has used this project and other similar environmental projects and initiatives to collect a total of 137,000 old mobile phones and dispose of them in an eco-friendly way.