SM Malls Introduce E-Waste Collection Program in Bulacan

I would like to comment the effort of SM Cares and the SM Malls in Bulacan and other participating mall for this endeavor to promote sustainability. One of the biggest garbage we produce are indeed electronic wastes. I just hope that the process from the collection to the actual dumping and storing will be sustainable as well. Kudos!

David D’Angelo, National President – GPP Kalikasan Muna (Green Party of the Philippines)

With the exponential growth in use of electrical and electronic equipment, generation of e-waste and its management has emerged as a formidable challenge. Global E-Waste Monitor in 2020 reported that 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. And by 2030, the global total is projected to swell and increase to 74.7 Mt.

E-waste if not correctly disposed can release dangerous chemicals like lead, mercury, and lithium, which are not only toxic to the environment but also to humans. Exposure to these chemicals can also lead to life-threatening complications such as poisoning, immune system disorders, and even cancer.

With this in mind, SM Malls in Bulacan are set to help the locals dispose their e-waste responsibly through the SM Electronic Waste Collection Program. By putting up designated e-waste collection drop boxes, SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan, and San Jose Del Monte hope to raise public awareness on the need to practice and responsibly manage e-waste.

SM’s new 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. The e-waste collection drop boxes at SM City Marilao and SM Center Pulilan are located at the IT Zone while SM City Baliwag and SM City San Jose Del Monte’s designated e-waste collection boxes are placed in Cyberzone

Through the SM Cares Program on Environment and in support of SM Cyberzone; mall shoppers, communities, and individuals are encourage 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.

Apart from the SM E-Waste Collection Program, SM’s other initiatives for the Environment in Bulacan include the Trash to Cash recycling market and annual green film festival.  SM City Marilao Hypermarket is also taking the green route earnestly as it encourages shoppers to use eco or recyclable bags to minimize and soon replace the use of plastic bags.

The e-waste collection drop boxes at SM City Marilao and SM Center Pulilan are located at the IT Zone while SM City Baliwag and SM City San Jose Del Monte’s designated e-waste bin are placed in SM Cyberzone. Customers can bring their e-waste every day during mall hours at their favorite SM Mall in Bulacan.

OTHER PARTICIPATING MALLS:

MallsEWC Drop Box Location (Floor & landmark)
SM City Angono2F, Cyberzone area under the escalator
SM Aura Premier3rd level, co-working space
SM City Batangas2F, Cyberzone area in front of PowerMac Center
SM City Bacolod2F Cyberzone hallway
SM City BF Parañaque3F, Cyberzone beside PLDT Smart
SM City Baguio3F, Cyberzone entrance
SM City Baliwag2F, Cyberzone, near Vivo store
SM City BicutanBldg. A, LGF, IT Zone fronting Cherry Mobile and Dotpad kiosk
SM City Cauayan2F, IT Zone area, in front of Mad Arrow
SM City Bacoor4F, Cyberzone between Samsung and PowerMac
SM City Cebu2F, Cyberzone, near I-Store
SM City Davao2F, annex building, Cyberzone area near the digital directory
SM City Fairview 3F, Cyberzone near Photoline
SM City Iloilo3F, Cyberzone, Northpoint near the scenic elevator
SM City Clark2F, Cyberzone, near Samsung
SM City Calamba2F, Cyberzone, near the Information Booth
SM City ManilaLGF, Cybzerzone entrance
SM City Cagayan de Oro3F, Cyberzone near escalators
SM City Consolacion2F, Cyberzone entrance near Samsung
SM City Cabanatuan2F, Cyberzone area near MI kiosk
SM City Dasmariñas2F, Cyberzone
SM City East Ortigas2F, Cyberzone near Flasher
SM City General Santos3F, Cyberzone, in front of Octagon
SM Lanang Premier3F, Cyberzone, in front of info booth
SM City Lucena3F, Cyberzone
SM City Lipa2F, Cyberzone, beside scenic elevator
SM City San Mateo2F, Cyberzone, near escalator railings
SM Megacenter Cabanatuan3F, Cyberzone, near stairs going to Mall Admin office
SM MegamallBldg B, 4F, Cyberzone entrances
SM City MarikinaGF, Cyberzone area near Ace Hardware
SM Center Molino2F, Cyberzone, near the SM Business Center
SM City Marilao2F, Beside the entrance of IT Zone
SM City Masinag2F, Cyberzone beside Vivo LFD
SM Center Muntinlupa2F, IT and Gadgets Area beside Grent
SM City North EdsaAnnex bldg, 4F event center
SM City Naga2F, in front of Cyberzone & The SM Store entrance
SM City Novaliches2F, near Celltime
SM Mall of AsiaCyberzone entrance, near Samsung
SM City Olongapo3F, beside Mobile Suit and Vivo, in front of the elevator
SM City San PabloGF, Cyberzone beside Chico Mobile
SM Center Las PiñasLower ground level, beside OPPO kiosk near Bibingkinitan
SM City PampangaCyberzone entrance
SM Center PasigUpper Ground Level, I.T. Lane, veranda near the ATM Center
SM City Rosario2F, above escalators, near Cyberzone entrance
SM City RosalesGF, entrance near BDO/IT Zone and Macao Imperial
SM City Sucat2F, Cyberzone between Samsung and WhiteHaus
SM Center SangandaanMain hallway going to the Cyberzone area
SM City San Fernando3F, in front of the elevator
SM City San Jose Del MonteCyberzone area near Guanzon
SM City San Lazaro3F, Cyberzone area near scenic elevator
SM Southmall3rd level, atrium in front of escalators
SM City Santa Rosa2F, Cyberzone entrance
SM Seaside City Cebu3F, Cyberzone near PC Express
SM City Sta. Mesa3F, Cyberzone, near carpark entrance
SM City Tarlac3F, Cyberzone near OPPO and Vivo Store
SM City Trece MartiresLGF Cyberzone entrance near OPPO
SM City TaytayBldg B, 2F, in front of Cyberzone, beside adbox
SM Center Valenzuela3F, IT zone near SM Tickets booth
SM Tuguegarao Downtown3F, Cyberzone, near Realme kiosk and escalator
SM CDO Downtown Premier3F, Cyberzone main entrance, beside column
SM Center Lemery2F, Cyberzone, in front of LiveHUB
SM City Puerto Princesa2F, Cyberzone, near GiGa Matrix and Samsung
SM Center Pulilan2F, IT Zone
SM City Telabastagan2F, Cyberzone in front of Oppo
SM City Urdaneta Central2F, Cyberzone
SM Center ImusNear mall plaza
SM Cherry Antipolo 3F, escalator landing near Audionet
SM Center Ormoc2F, near IT zone kiosk
SM City Legazpi3F, in front of Cyberzone
Cherry Congressionalmain mall entrance
Cherry ShawUpper ground level, near Joyroom and Vivo kiosk
The PodiumGF, beside the concierge
SM Center Dagupan2F, IT Zone, in between OPPO and Toby’s Sports
SM City Olongapo Central4F Cyberzone, in front of Cinema area
SM Mindpro4F Cyberzone entrance
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