Fiber internet provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. has started deploying collection boxes for electronic waste in three business centers in Pampanga as part of its #CountdownToZeroWaste campaign in its hometown Angeles City.
With this campaign, Converge hopes to make headway with its sustainability commitment to have zero output to landfill by 2030 by enjoining its employees, customers, and other stakeholders to donate their unused or broken gadgets, small appliances, and other electrical wastes.
Through partnerships with government-accredited waste recycling companies, the donated e-wastes are hauled, processed, and recycled into new materials such as bricks, chairs, and others, in accordance with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) standards.
According to Converge Head of Workplace, Premises and Fleet Management Solomon Joya, the zero waste campaign is two-pronged as it also aims to further expand the corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs of the company.
The e-waste drop boxes will initially be deployed at Converge business centers in Dau, Mabalacat, and Clark in Pampanga. Last November, Converge piloted its e-waste campaign in its Metro Manila headquarters in Pasig City.
More e-waste boxes are expected to be rolled out within the year, with its next leg to be held in Nueva Ecija this month.