ALKFI managing director Susan Afan (2nd from left) with Toyota Makati Inc. HR and Admin manager Josephine Lim and president Jose Ariel Arias, ALKFI chief finance and services officer Lita Lara and Envirocare Management Precision Inc. VP Reno EnticoToyota Makati Inc. partnered with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI)-Bantay Kalikasan to dispose of its used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) and electronic waste.
Under the partnership, Toyota Makati will turn over their collected ULABs and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) to Bantay Kalikasan.
Although they have a Department of Natural Resources-accredited hauler, general manager Lee Junia said the partnership with Bantay Kalikasan “is a better way of ensuring that waste management is done properly and, at the same time, whatever waste products we have are repurposed in a better way.”
These wastes will be properly recycled and disposed of by Bantay Kalikasan’s partner treaters, Oriental and Motolite Marketing Corporation (OMMC) and Envirocare Management Precision Inc.
OMMC will recycle ULABs, while Envirocare will recover significant metals such as copper from the electronic waste. The wastes’ monetary value will be donated to BK.
“Their donation will support ecotourism sites like organic farms and will give livelihood to these communities,” ALKFI managing director Susan Afan said.
“We are doing our best to use the money that we are able to get from recycling to help families all over the Philippines start with some type of livelihood so they can help themselves, their families and our whole country, so they can also preserve and protect our environment.”
Junia noted that the partnership is also “a wonderful way of making sure that we protect the environment and…have a concrete impact in terms of the initiatives of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya through Bantay Kalikasan.”
To donate ULABs and WEEE, visit www.abs-cbnfoundation.com or call 415-2272 local 3742. (Story/Photos by: Althea Cahayag)