Apart from caring for its customers, Globe advocates caring for the environment through proper electronic waste (e-waste) management and disposal as part of its contribution to achieving a circular economy, a process wherein the value of goods is maximized to produce zero or the least waste possible.
“In a circular economy, we don’t just talk about recycling. We start by reassessing our purchasing habits. We need to influence our fellow Filipinos to refuse acquiring new and unnecessary gadgets and always aim to reduce, reuse and recycle electronic wastes. These efforts will help avoid the continuous extraction of raw materials and conserve our precious natural resources,” said Rofil Magto, Globe Climate Action Lead for Sustainability and Social Responsibility during the #TEPTalks webinar on eco-friendly solutions for sustainable innovation.
The talk is organized by the UP Circuit, a duly recognized academic, non-profit, and non-partisan student organization from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute (EEEI) of the University of the Philippines - Diliman. It is part of the organization’s The E-Waste Project (TEP), a year-long campaign with the advocacy of raising awareness about proper Electronic Waste (E-Waste) disposal and management through annual seminars and collection drives.
"The E-waste Project's goal, ever since its establishment, is to raise awareness, educate, and encourage individuals to join the fight for a greener environment. Amidst the pandemic and the limitations of face-to-face activities, we continue to pursue social media campaigns, online activities, and webinars to provide a platform for the public wherein they could learn more about electronic waste and its impacts on our environment. The E-waste Project continues to work hand in hand with different institutions, organizations, and companies with the same agenda, such as Globe, as this is an unceasing fight that needs the involvement and collaboration of everyone,” said Sam Oguing and Jewel Cusipag, TEP Overall Heads.
“As a company that remains mindful of how we affect the community, we always innovate our products and services, engage different public and private stakeholders, and collaborate with government agencies to work collectively towards proactive climate initiatives. Our aim is to create lasting impact with the concrete steps we are taking,” said Yoly Crisanto, Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.