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Every year, the world produces more electronic waste (e-waste) than the last due to advancements in technology that shorten the average life spans of gadgets and electronics. According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2020 report, the world generated about 53.6 million metric tons (Mt) of e-waste in 2019, a 21-percent jump from 44.4 Mt in 2014. It is projected to increase to 74.7 Mt. by 2030. 

What makes e-waste worse compared to most other types of waste is that, if not correctly disposed of, it can release dangerous chemicals like lead, mercury, and lithium, which are toxic to the environment, most especially to humans. Exposure to these chemicals can lead to life-threatening complications such as poisoning, immune system disorders, and even cancer, to name a few.

Hence, it is essential to dispose of e-waste responsibly and in an organized manner. Not only will this help ensure human safety and health, but it will also help minimize the negative impact of its disposal on the environment.

As a responsible member of the community, SM Supermalls, through the SM Cares Program on Environment and supported by SM Cyberzone, is launching its Electronic Waste Collection (EWC) Program. This corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiative encourages mall shoppers, communities, and individuals to bring their old gadgets and other e-waste for proper disposal by accredited hazardous waste collection partners. 

Acceptable electronic waste includes old or broken mobile phones, mobile phone chargers, power cords, commercial batteries, earphones/earbuds, calculators, printer ink and toner cartridges, small gadgets, and computer wiring, among others. E-waste collection will be available in all SM malls nationwide beginning Feb. 19, 2021. Customers can bring their e-waste every day during mall hours. 

We at SM are committed to continuously look for ways and means to better care for the planet and to support the communities where our malls are present, including addressing the growing problem of e-waste. We must collaborate with the community and work together to promote responsible solid waste management and the proper disposal of hazardous wastes. We cannot do it alone, and we will need everyone’s help,” said Engr. Liza B. Silerio, Vice President for Corporate Compliance and Head of SM Supermalls Program on Environment and Sustainability.

Aside from the SM E-Waste Collection Program, SM’s other initiatives for the Environment include the Trash to Cash recycling market every first Friday and Saturday of the month, across all SM Malls; the Plastic Waste Collection program, in partnership with Plastic Credit Exchange; water recycling across all of its malls; the use of solar energy; the annual Green Film Festival; and the AweSMSeas campaign on marine plastic pollution, in partnership with USAID and PRRCFI, to name a few. 

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, with programs to support communities and promote social inclusion and care for the environment. Its CSR advocacies include Programs for the Environment, Persons with Disabilities, Women & Breastfeeding Mothers, Children & Youth, Senior Citizens, and the creation of bike-friendly SM Malls across the country. 

 

PARTICIPATING MALLS:

Malls EWC Drop Box Location (Floor & landmark)
SM City Angono 2F, Cyberzone area under the escalator
SM Aura Premier 3rd level, co-working space
SM City Batangas 2F, Cyberzone area in front of PowerMac Center
SM City Bacolod 2F Cyberzone hallway
SM City BF Parañaque 3F, Cyberzone beside PLDT Smart
SM City Baguio 3F, Cyberzone entrance
SM City Baliwag 2F, Cyberzone, near Vivo store
SM City Bicutan Bldg. A, LGF, IT Zone fronting Cherry Mobile and Dotpad kiosk
SM City Cauayan 2F, IT Zone area, in front of Mad Arrow
SM City Bacoor 4F, Cyberzone between Samsung and PowerMac
SM City Cebu 2F, Cyberzone, near I-Store
SM City Davao 2F, annex building, Cyberzone area near the digital directory
SM City Fairview  3F, Cyberzone near Photoline
SM City Iloilo 3F, Cyberzone, Northpoint near the scenic elevator
SM City Clark 2F, Cyberzone, near Samsung
SM City Calamba 2F, Cyberzone, near the Information Booth
SM City Manila LGF, Cybzerzone entrance
SM City Cagayan de Oro 3F, Cyberzone near escalators
SM City Consolacion 2F, Cyberzone entrance near Samsung
SM City Cabanatuan 2F, Cyberzone area near MI kiosk
SM City Dasmariñas 2F, Cyberzone
SM City East Ortigas 2F, Cyberzone near Flasher
SM City General Santos 3F, Cyberzone, in front of Octagon
SM Lanang Premier 3F, Cyberzone, in front of info booth
SM City Lucena 3F, Cyberzone
SM City Lipa 2F, Cyberzone, beside scenic elevator
SM City San Mateo 2F, Cyberzone, near escalator railings
SM Megacenter Cabanatuan 3F, Cyberzone, near stairs going to Mall Admin office
SM Megamall Bldg B, 4F, Cyberzone entrances
SM City Marikina GF, Cyberzone area near Ace Hardware
SM Center Molino 2F, Cyberzone, near the SM Business Center
SM City Marilao 2F, Beside the entrance of IT Zone
SM City Masinag 2F, Cyberzone beside Vivo LFD
SM Center Muntinlupa 2F, IT and Gadgets Area beside Grent
SM City North Edsa Annex bldg, 4F event center
SM City Naga 2F, in front of Cyberzone & The SM Store entrance
SM City Novaliches 2F, near Celltime
SM Mall of Asia Cyberzone entrance, near Samsung
SM City Olongapo 3F, beside Mobile Suit and Vivo, in front of the elevator
SM City San Pablo GF, Cyberzone beside Chico Mobile
SM Center Las Piñas Lower ground level, beside OPPO kiosk near Bibingkinitan
SM City Pampanga Cyberzone entrance
SM Center Pasig Upper Ground Level, I.T. Lane, veranda near the ATM Center
SM City Rosario 2F, above escalators, near Cyberzone entrance
SM City Rosales GF, entrance near BDO/IT Zone and Macao Imperial
SM City Sucat 2F, Cyberzone between Samsung and WhiteHaus
SM Center Sangandaan Main hallway going to the Cyberzone area
SM City San Fernando 3F, in front of the elevator
SM City San Jose Del Monte Cyberzone area near Guanzon
SM City San Lazaro 3F, Cyberzone area near scenic elevator
SM Southmall 3rd level, atrium in front of escalators
SM City Santa Rosa 2F, Cyberzone entrance
SM Seaside City Cebu 3F, Cyberzone near PC Express
SM City Sta. Mesa 3F, Cyberzone, near carpark entrance
SM City Tarlac 3F, Cyberzone near OPPO and Vivo Store
SM City Trece Martires LGF Cyberzone entrance near OPPO
SM City Taytay Bldg B, 2F, in front of Cyberzone, beside adbox
SM Center Valenzuela 3F, IT zone near SM Tickets booth
SM Tuguegarao Downtown 3F, Cyberzone, near Realme kiosk and escalator
SM CDO Downtown Premier 3F, Cyberzone main entrance, beside column
SM Center Lemery 2F, Cyberzone, in front of LiveHUB
SM City Puerto Princesa 2F, Cyberzone, near GiGa Matrix and Samsung
SM Center Pulilan 2F, IT Zone
SM City Telabastagan 2F, Cyberzone in front of Oppo
SM City Urdaneta Central 2F, Cyberzone
SM Center Imus Near mall plaza
SM Cherry Antipolo  3F, escalator landing near Audionet
SM Center Ormoc 2F, near IT zone kiosk
SM City Legazpi 3F, in front of Cyberzone
Cherry Congressional main mall entrance
Cherry Shaw Upper ground level, near Joyroom and Vivo kiosk
The Podium GF, beside the concierge
SM Center Dagupan 2F, IT Zone, in between OPPO and Toby’s Sports
SM City Olongapo Central 4F Cyberzone, in front of Cinema area
SM Mindpro 4F Cyberzone entrance

 

To know more about SM Cares, you may also visit https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSMCares/ 

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