This Telco Provider's Office Bans Single-Use Plastics

They also run an employee education campaign on the impacts of plastics to the environment.

(SPOT.ph) The growing awareness of plastic pollution in the Philippines has urged many to jump into the zero-waste lifestyle. Globe Telecom joins the fray by implementing a ban on single-use plastics within its headquarters at The Globe Tower in Bonifacio Global City.

"Globe is committed to having sustainable programs that will benefit our country and every Filipino. We are definitely looking at innovative ways to address our country's plastic problem, starting with ourselves, our employees and partners, and in future, with the help of our customers and other stakeholders," says Globe's Chief Sustainability Officer Yoly Crisanto.

This initiative was launched in celebration of the Zero-Waste month advocated by the government. The telecommunications provider also runs a campaign called WASSUP ("Wag Sa Single Use Plastic), which educates employees on how plastics affect the environment. Given its wide business footprint, Globe aims to implement measures to lessen carbon emissions, reduce paper consumption, restore Philippine rainforests, and recycle e-waste.

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Their eco-friendly programs to date include the introduction of paperless billing; its partnership with Save Philippine Seas, where the company rolled out marine biodiversity programs with modules on sustainable practices in Boracay and Siargao; and its Project 1 Phone campaign, where customers are encouraged to donate their old devices for proper recycling to avoid toxic e-waste from polluting the environment.

The Philippines ranks third in terms of total contribution to ocean plastic pollution around the world. 

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