Project 1 Phone FAQs

What is Project 1 Phone all about?

Project 1 Phone is a mobile recycling program by Globe that is focused on recovering and recycling electronic waste (e-waste) specifically mobile phones and portable devices such as tablets.


It aims not just to promote proper disposal but also to educate people about the potential harm that cell phones can have on our environment, plus e significant benefits to recycling an old cell phone.

Why do we need to recover and recycle old mobile phones?

Old Cell Phones and their batteries have toxic components (arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury) and plastic parts usually have the brominated flame retardant which are all toxic when released to the environment.


If thrown improperly, these can pollute our environment and harm our health.

I see. What are the benefits of recycling our old mobile phones, batteries and chargers?

By recycling those, precious metals and plastics are recovered for re-manufacture. With this, less energy is used than mining virgin metals and producing virgin plastics. We also save on landfill space.

This can also ensure that old cell phones are not unnecessarily dumped to our landfills.

Where will the old cell phone units go for recycling?

All collected old cell phone units and accessories will be turned over to TES-AMM Philippines for proper recycling and recovery. No phones or accessories collected will be refurbished for resale or disassembled for usable parts.

What happens to the recovered parts of my old cell phone?

Recovered non-ferrous metals and ferrous metal from batteries are recycled into cast iron blocks. Other materials recovered such as cobalt, lithium and carbon are turned into concentrated powder for reuse.


Plastics from handset casings are recycled in a mixed plastic process and can be used to make epoxy pallets. Materials from the printed circuit board are separated into non-metallic and metallic materials. Metallic materials are used to make metallic ingot and the non-metallic are re-channel to plastic recycling process. Accessories of mobile phones are shredded to make new plastic or metal products also.

Who is TES-AMM Philippines?

TES-AMM group provides tailored recycling solutions for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). Their core activities combine state-of-the-art technology with in-depth knowledge of environment and waste management techniques to provide reuse solutions and end recovery of precious metals from electronic wastes.


TES-AMM is the first in Asia to achieved certification on Responsible Recycling (R2). R2 certification programs are based on strong environmental standards which maximize reuse and recycling, minimize exposure to human health or the environment, ensure safe management of materials by downstream handlers, and require destruction of all data on used electronics.

Is there a maximum number of mobile phone units that I can donate?

Nope, you can donate as many phones as you want!

What brand/s of mobile phones can I donate?

Any brand! Each unit is helpful.

Can I also donate my non-working mobile phone, battery and charger?

Absolutely!

Can I donate my old desktop computers and laptops?

We're sorry but only mobile phones and tablets can be donated through this program.

Can my school or company adopt the program by having a recycling bin in our organization?

Sure! Interested schools or companies may email [email protected] to send a letter of request.

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