More than 100 bins under the Globe E-waste Zero program are now placed in different collection points nationwide such as Globe Stores and malls, which the public can easily access. These bins can accommodate mobile phones, IT accessories such as mouse, earphones, and speakers; Internet and WiFi modems and routers; cable wires, batteries, circuit boards, CDs /DVDs, and other small electronic devices. Bigger items such as computer sets, IT servers, and electronic network equipment (antennas, transmitters, etc.), and home appliances (washing machine, oven, refrigerator, and the like) may be requested for pick up.
Last year, the program managed to collect and responsibly dispose of over 250,000 kg of e-waste, bringing the total collection to more than 1.4 million kg since the program started in 2014. These e-wastes are delivered to Globe’s partner Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) facilities, namely Total Environment Solutions - Asset Material Management Philippines (TES-AMM) in Pasig City, and Maritrans Recycler, Inc. in Cebu. E-wastes are segregated to recover plastic materials, electronic components, glass, and precious metals but the final recycling process is done in TES-AMM’s facility in Singapore.
"Being responsible in disposing of e-waste also helps bring additional funds to support the education sector. In 2016, Globe turned over classrooms in Altavas and New Washington, Aklan from the proceeds of the e-waste recycling program alongside other fundraising initiatives. Today, proceeds from e-waste donations will help provide devices and connectivity support to public school teachers and students in areas that need them the most," said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Visit any of the participating Globe stores nationwide or request for free door-to-door pickup of bulky e-waste items. For the list of drop off areas and free door-to-door bulk hauling requests, check out E-waste Zero on Globe’s Sustainability page.
Globe is committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals such as UN SDG No. 13, which is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
To learn more about Globe’s environmental initiatives, visit https://www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.html