On July 31 and August 1, 2018, Speed Magazine partnered with Globe and Timeplease.ph to conduct an e-waste collection drive that boosted public awareness, interest, and support for environmental causes, particularly electronic waste segregation, recycling, and proper disposal.
The two-day activity prompted Speed readers and followers to revisit their belongings and properly dispose of their e-waste without harming the environment, bringing them over to the Speed Magazine headquarters in Quezon City. Speed, in turn, took the responsibility of pooling these e-waste and forwarding them to a reputable e-waste management company for proper treatment, which includes recycling of still reusable parts and products.
Objects such as old/broken computers, computer parts, printers and ink cartridges, cables, adapters, chargers, LAN wires, phone wires, mobile devices, home and office appliances, as well as rechargeable and disposable batteries, were brought in by over a hundred individuals, who each received copies of Speed for free.
“As human beings and stewards of Earth, we [at Speed Magazine] not only try to make a conscious effort of being pioneers in technology and lifestyle, but also in doing what’s right and good for the people and planet. Through this e-waste collection drive, who hope to ignite awareness and consciousness about the dangers of bad e-waste management, as well as the importance of recycling and sustainability in the case of dwindling natural resources. By pooling together our e-waste, which are still rich in reusable parts and recyclable elements, we get to help Mother Nature breathe a little easier,” says Speed managing editor Demai Granali.
“Following the successful launch of Globe Telecom’s Timeplease website last May, we felt compelled to set up a project of our own. Thanks to the initiation of Timeplease, we were able to achieve our goal of acquiring a truckload of e-waste that will no longer contribute to the sad state of our waste landfills, and instead can bring life to new products through recycling. As the saying goes, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and we feel we’ve struck gold with this project,” says Speed editor-in-chief Katrina Rivere-Diga.
Speed Magazine is very keen on repeating this project again very soon. Details will be posted on Speed’s social media accounts should there be any updates.
Meanwhile, keep the inspiration flowing forward by setting up your own volunteerism project at www.timeplease.ph.