Globe customers can get 100 Rewards points when they participate in the coastal clean up drive led by the International Coastal Clean-Up Philippines (ICC Philippines) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on September 21 in selected locations around Metro Manila and Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.
The Philippine government has declared in 2003 the third Saturday of September of each year as an International Coastal Clean-Up (ICC) Day to raise awareness on the growing marine debris problem. ICC Day, which is being observed worldwide, gathers volunteers to remove trash from beaches, coasts, rivers, waterways, and underwater dive sites and to record information on the debris collected.
In line with its 917 celebration this month, Globe is calling on its customers to sign up and volunteer to help clean up Baseco Beach in Tondo, Manila which is part of the Manila Bay coastline; and the Las Piñas-Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), a wetland situated south of Manila Bay recognized internationally due to the critical role it plays in the survival of threatened bird species.
Globe customers may also participate in the coastal clean-up at the Lighthouse Marina Resort, Moonbay Marina Complex, Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Zambales.
Globe customers who will join the coastal clean-up are entitled to 100 Globe Rewards Points when they scan QR code and input their mobile phone number upon registration at the location of their choice from 6 am to 12 noon.
“While we do our best to meet the current and future needs of our customers, we must also do our share for the environment for the welfare of future generations. It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the only planet we live in. We think it is appropriate to use this occasion for our customers to share a meaningful experience with us,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications.
Globe, likewise, continues its Wassup (‘Wag sa single-use plastic) advocacy with its Plastic Xchange program in seven partner communities where Globe customers can exchange 30 pieces of single use plastic waste for 100 Globe Rewards Points.
Residents may bring their plastic wastes such as sachets, wrappers, sando bags and water bottles on September 14, Saturday, 8 am-2 pm at the following locations: Palatiw Brgy. Hall, Pasig City; Magsaysay Court, Brgy. South Signal Village, Taguig City; FFF Covered Court, Brgy. Upper Bicutan, Taguig City; Andres Bonifacio Integrated School Covered Court, Mandaluyong City; Multi-Purpose Hall, Maria Cristina St., Brgy. 455, Sampaloc, Manila; Brgy. Magallanes Covered Court, Makati City. For San Antonio Brgy. Hall Parking Lot, Pasig City, plastic exchange will be from 8 am – 12 noon.
All plastic wastes that were collected will be delivered to Green Antz, an Ayala Land partner organization that convert plastics into eco bricks to be used as construction materials. A maximum of 3,500 bricks, the equivalent of a 60 sqm room that can be used for any space, including classrooms will be donated back to each barangay which participated in the program.
The Globe 917 celebration is currently on its fourth year and much awaited by Globe customers. For more about Globe and its sustainability programs, follow Facebook.com/GlobeBridgeCom or visit www.globe.com.ph/about-us/sustainability.