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Globe Project 1 Phone | Reduce, Recover, Recycle.

I was skimming through my Facebook photos when I stumbled upon this - a not-so-stolen shot of me with my old gadgets. This was sometime in 2010, when the Nokia E63 was hip and I still had curly hair. Haha!

I still have that phone stashed somewhere around here, but I'm parting ways with it pretty soon.  I'm donating this baby - together with my other old phones - to Globe's Project 1 Phone campaign.
Throwback to 2010!
Together with global electronic waste recycling specialist TES-AMM, Globe aims to promote sustainability and create awareness on proper disposal of old and obsolete electronic items through this Project 1 Phone campaign.

Formed in 2005, TES-AMM combines state-or-the-art technology with in-depth knowledge of environment and waste management techniques to provide reuse solutions and recovery of precious metals from end-of-life electronics such as computers, cell phones, peripherals, television sets, among others. It is headquartered in Singapore with facilities in other parts of Asia, Oceania, Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

Globe is currently encouraging everyone to participate in Project 1 Phone by donating their unusable mobile phones and portable devices via donation bins available at all participating Globe Stores in various parts of the country (for the complete list, please visit the Globe Telecom website ).

Sample of the recycling process by TES-AMM.
All collected units and accessories shall be turned over to TES-AMM Philippines for proper recycling and recovery. No phones or accessories collected will be refurbished for resale or cannibalized for usable parts.

Old cellphones and their batteries have toxic components such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury as well as plastic parts which usually have brominated flame retardant which are all toxic when released to the environment. If thrown improperly, these can pollute the environment and cause harmful effects to one’s health.

Thus, aside from ensuring that e-wastes are not unnecessarily dumped into landfills, TES-AMM also provides the facility to recover precious metals and plastics for re-manufacture, proceeds of which will go to classroom construction in Aklan where Globe is a development sponsor.

9 replies:

Christy Maurer said...

That is such a great project! I love how they take such care in the disposal.

Unknown said...

It's such a great thing to be able to donate old phones! How wonderful of TES-AMM Philippines for recycling those phones with their program.

Unknown said...

This is a great project. We usually sell our cell phones after we are finished with them.

Unknown said...

I love that so many people do this now. We have an excellent program in my state as well. Oh, and I think you look very cute in that picture!

Rebecca Swenor said...

I love that people can dispose of their old phones and device in a proper way. Thanks for sharing.

stephanickety said...

What a great project! I love the pic where you can see exactly how they are recycled.

michymichymoo said...

Awesome idea since my old phones are just hidden somewhere in the house. :)

Kath Rivera said...

I also have a collection of old phones. I keep them because I can still use them. Texts and calls are more important to me than the apps. The old Nokia phones are sturdy too.

Louisa said...

This is a great initiative. With all the old phones piling up it's made me wonder how it will get properly disposed of. Great that Globe has come up with a solution.