National Grid Corporation Disposes Wastes in Partnership with ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya
ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. and National Grid Corporation of the Philippines signed an agreement to help protect the environment by properly disposing and recycling hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.
Under the partnership, NGCP shall donate its used lead-acid batteries, used oil, electronic wastes, and other recyclables to ALKFI’s Bantay Kalikasan project, the foundation’s environment arm. These wastes will be treated and disposed by ALKFI-BK’s partners: Oriental & Motolite Marketing Corporation for used lead-acid batteries, Genetron International Marketing for used oil, and Envirocare Management Precision, Inc. for electronic wastes and other recyclables.
In photo: (L-R) Paul Vincent Mercado (ALKFI's Central Marketing Head), Angelita Lara (ALKFI's Chief Finance & Services Officer), Susan Afan (ALFKI's Managing Director), Anthony Almeda (NGCP's President and CEO), and Bryan Andersen Co (NGCP's Chief Administrative Officer) after signing the memorandum of agreement.
The monetary value of the recycled wastes will be donated to fund the livelihood of 18 assisted sites from Luzon to Mindanao.
From 2012 to 2013, NGCP was a partner of ALKFI in the Bantay Baterya Project, recycling and properly disposing used-lead acid batteries, which generated two-million-peso donation. With the new and expanded partnership this year, both parties aim to generate three million pesos.
“Choosing Bantay Kalikasan and choosing ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation is never really a hard decision to make for NGCP because we both have a mutual objective which is to protect the environment,” Lida May Lopez, NGCP’s Division Head of Corporate Initiatives and Advocacies said.
“Being a power transmission provider in the Philippines, our accountability or responsibility to the Filipinos is not just to provide them with stable power but also to ensure that we are one with them in protecting the environment,” she added.
Aside from proper disposal of wastes, the partnership also aims to conduct different advocacy projects in different NGCP sites.
“NGCP is very active nationwide and they have different sites from North Luzon to Mindanao. In these sites, we will look for opportunities to conduct possible tree – planting activities, children’s activities, community outreach projects, and to build awareness on how to preserve not only the environment but also how to conserve energy,” Wilma de Lara, ALKFI’s Senior Marketing Officer shared.
Lopez also called out to other companies to be responsible their waste disposal. “Let us all be one in our objective of making sure that the waste in our operations are put to good use and not end up in waters or in the environment that may actually further cause damage. Let us make sure that we do our responsibility and accountability as good corporate citizens in the protection of our environment,” she appealed.
Since 2000, the Bantay Baterya project already collected 5.2 million kilograms of used lead-acid batteries. On the other hand, 2.2 million liters of used oil has been collected since 2007.