Globe, Nestle Philippines link for e-waste recycling project
In support of environmental conservation, Nestle Philippines recently signed an agreement with Globe Telecom in connection with the latter's initiative in promoting proper disposal of broken and discarded electronic devices like mobile phones, tablets, computer, printers, and such.
The campaign dubbed as the "Project 1 Phone" (P1P) is the flagship conservation initiative of Globe spearheaded by Globe Business among its corporate clients to encourage donations of individual and company e-waste. The project also helps in reducing the possibility of harmful substances being thrown in landfills.
“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,” Globe Business Vice President Dion Asencio shared.
Since its 2014 launch, the e-waste project has gathered 79,968.2kg of e-waste and 124,572.19kg on the succeeding year. Last 2016, Globe has exceeded its year-end target of 120,000kg by collecting 141,833.69kg of e-waste.
As part of its environmental sustainability program, Nestle Philippines will distribute Globe e-waste bins to each of its 20 sites across the country which includes corporate office factories, distribution centers, sales, and service centers.
“We want to improve the community where we operate. Managing waste - both solid and electronic - 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 Ernie Mascenon, Nestle Philippines Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs.
All proceeds from recycling these electronic waste go to 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.