Globe intros ‘Swap and Save’ program
Globe At Home introduces its ‘Swap and Save’ campaign, which encourages Filipinos to dispose of electronic waste (e-waste) properly.
According to Globe, the campaign will reward its customers who swap their existing devices for a new, advanced WiFi unit. Customers will receive a PHP 500 discount for Globe MyFi LTE-Advanced and Home Prepaid WiFi LTE-Advanced devices when they drop off their existing prepaid Globe MyFi WiFi stick or Home Prepaid WiFi at any of the 48 participating Globe Stores on or before August 21.
Globe Stores teams will assist customers in completing an online monitoring form before devices are dropped off in the designated in-store e-waste bins. Collected e-waste is then delivered monthly to its DENR-accredited recycling partners, TES-AMM Philippines in Pasig and Maritrans Recycler, Inc. In Cebu, for proper e-waste processing.
To elaborate, non-working and end-of-life modems and other electronic or battery-operated devices, including mobile phones, chargers, laptops, desktops, and other home appliances, are considered e-waste. According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report, these need to be disposed of properly because they contain toxic and hazardous materials that contaminate the soil and groundwater. Which affects food and water sources, increasing risks to the environment and human health.
This initiative aligns with Globe’s E-Waste Zero program, which was launched in 2014. To date, more than 1.4 million kilograms of e-waste have been processed under the program, and more than 66 companies, non-government organizations, and schools currently support this, according to Globe. The proceeds from e-waste processing will be used to fund the communication needs of public school teachers and students amid the continuous suspension of face-to-face classes.
To participate in the Globe E-waste Zero program, e-waste may be dropped off at over 120 locations such as Globe stores, malls, local government units, as well as premises of partner companies and organizations. In addition, customers may also avail the free door-to-door pickup of e-wastes weighing 10kg or more.
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