ASUS carried out a series of initiatives in the Philippines that the company claimed were intended to strengthen its commitment to an “incredible future,” resulting in the collection of 1.67 tons of plastic and other recyclable waste materials.
These projects were done in partnership with the Communities Organized for Resource Allocation (CORA), a nonprofit organization that is “dedicated to creating sustainable programs to help solve global issues centered on hunger, poverty, inequality, and climate change.”
Nearly half of the waste that ASUS and CORA collected–which is around 840.6 kilograms–was generated through a two-month recycling activity that was executed by ASUS’ own employees.
These workers collected plastic bottles, soft plastics, sibak (chopping wood), colored paper, and cartons that were then brought to dedicated trash bins CORA set up at ASUS’ office. The materials were then taken to CORA’s partner, plastic manufacturer Sentinel Upcycling Technologies, so that they could be transformed into products such as benches, school chairs, and mobile trash bins, according to ASUS.
ASUS collected 646.2 kg of waste following a trash combing of the shore of the Las Piñas-Parañaque Wetland Park (LPPWP) that was carried out with the help of 75 volunteers. ASUS and CORA also collected 28.5 kg worth of plastic bottles via mall caravans at SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, and Mall of Asia.
People were able to take home ASUS and CORA merchandise in exchange for clear and dry plastic bottles at the malls’ ASUS-exclusive stores, and they were also educated on the benefits of recycling common plastic waste.
“At ASUS, we believe that innovation and sustainability go hand in hand. As we continue innovating our products, we strive to be more sustainable,” ASUS Philippines Country Manager George Su said in a press release.
“We are immensely thankful for everyone, including our partner CORA, the ASUS Philippines employees, our partners, dealers, and all the Filipinos who helped us in this meaningful mission to protect and save our environment through recycling plastic and other everyday waste, giving them a second life, and promoting a sustainable and incredible future for the people and the planet,” he added.
ASUS hopes all its global operations centers will be fully dependent on renewable energy by 2035, as outlined by its 2025 Sustainability Goals.