Do you have old, non-working phones and gadgets piling up inside your drawers? Let Globe turn those electronic wastes into classrooms in Aklan through their Project 1 Phone campaign.
Project 1 Phone is an e-waste recovery and recycling program to ensure that electronic wastes (e-wastes) such as mobile phones don’t end up in landfills. These obsolete and unwanted electronic and electrical devices add up to millions of metric tons of e-waste disposed worldwide every year which cause toxic metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and beryllium to be released into the air and seep into ground and waterways.
“Globe is not only dedicated to growing its business but is also committed to addressing environmental concerns and promoting human health amidst the fast growth of this high-tech industry. Being a communications provider, Globe takes responsibility in educating the people on how to dispose their old mobile devices and computers as well as end-of-life mobile battery packs and chargers in the best way possible,” said Yoly Crisanto, senior vice president of Globe Corporate Communications.
Globe makes it easy for you to participate in this project by providing donation bins in participating Globe Stores around the country. In Iloilo, you may drop these old gadgets at Globe stores in SM Delgado, SM City Iloilo and Gaisano City Lapaz.
You may donate the following:
- Mobile phone (working or non-working)
- Mobile phone battery
- Mobile phone charger
- Tablet (working or non-working)
- Tablet charger
- Tablet battery
- Old PCs and motherboards
Donated device entitles you to one raffle entry. A monthly raffle draw will be held, and one lucky winner will get an iPad Air!
All devices and accessories that Globe will gather shall be turned over to TES-AMM, a leading electronic waste recycler based in Singapore which will take responsibility for at end-of-life products to ensure that they are managed responsibly.
TES-AMM will work on recovering precious metals and plastics from the recycled gadgets, proceeds of which will be used to help fund the construction of school buildings in Aklan.
Right now, Aklan needs hundreds of classrooms to accommodate its student population which was displaced after schools were destroyed or damaged by Typhoon Haiyan almost a year ago. Globe, a development partner for Aklan, committed to put up at least 40 school buildings in the province.
|Iloilo Bloggers with Globe representatives. Credits: Kathy|
Aside from donating old phones, you may also support the project by donating your Reward Points and GCash.
Recycle your e-wastes now, ensure a greener Globe, help build schools for Yolanda victims, and you might just win an iPad Air!