E Waste… a problem that Globe Telecom and Nestle Philippines is tackling together

With all the advancements and the ridiculously fast paced changes gadgets are going through these days..one thing that hasn’t been tackled properly is how to take care o E-Waste… Good thing Nestle Philippines and Globe Telecom has the Project 1 Phone..

Globe Telecom’s Project 1 Phone (P1P) electronic waste recycling initiative is a program that promotes proper disposal of broken and discarded electrical and electronic devices such as mobile phones, tablets, computers, printers, among others.

The Memorandum of Agreement between Nestle and Globe has just been recently signed in response to the P1P campaign spearheaded by Globe Business among its corporate clients to encourage donations of individual and company e-waste.  Initially, Nestle agreed to distribute the Globe e-waste bins to each of its 20 sites across the Philippines which include corporate offices factories, distribution centers, sales and service offices.

Globe Business Vice President Dion Asencio said that the main inspiration of the project is to find ways to do business beyond the usual operations. “We normally look at partnerships with other companies from a connectivity standpoint, what services we can provide from a technology point of view like how to bring the digital transformation into their organization. This is really different because this initiative stems from looking at what our purpose is — which is making it possible for our enterprise customers to go beyond business by being involved in corporate sustainability activities.”

“We want to improve the community where we operate. Managing waste –  both solid waste and electronic waste – is a big concern for the company.  I believe that this partnership with Globe is another big step towards our goal of creating a greener environment for the people,” said Nestle’ Philippines Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs.

To this date a total E waste collected started at  79,968.2 Kg  in 2014, the amount increased to 124,572.19 Kg the following year. In 2016, through concerned individuals and 10 corporate partners, Globe has hauled a whopping 141,833.69 kilograms, which exceeds the year-end target of 120,000 kilograms.

Proceeds from recycling these waste goes to the Globe Telecom´s advocacy to bring 21st-century learning to students and teachers by building ICT classrooms nationwide and providing proper training through its Global Filipino Schools program. So donate your E waste properly and help build more schools.

For more information –  visit this link..

http://www.globe.com.ph/globebridgecom/project1phone

 

 

Ron is a happily married man for more than 10 years, the father of 3 boys. Loves to write about places that he visits. And works in the BPO industry.