Motolite promotes sustainability via recycling program
Motolite has partnered with the Philippine Business for Social Progress and ABS-CBN Foundation for the collection of used batteries, which are being reprocessed back to commercial use by Motolite’s third-party recycler Evergreen Environmental Resources Inc. Latest data showed that despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, Motolite has been collecting around 2,500 metric tons of used batteries every month, or 30,000 MT annually. This is already equivalent to the volume of solid wastes being produced by the entire country for a day. Motolite’s partnerships with PBSP through its “Balik-Baterya” initiative and ABS-CBN Foundation under its “Bantay-Baterya” program involve more than 200 companies, including PLDT, Inc., San Miguel Corp., Globe, Meralco, Nestle, and Energy Development Corp. Proceeds from the used batteries are being used by PBSP and ABS-CBN Foundation in their social development programs. Motolite also has a trade-in scheme with its dealers and partner-retailers. Customers that are surrendering their used batteries are getting up to a 9% discount in their purchase of new ones. Motolite then brings these used batteries to EERI, which operates a world-class recycling facility in Bulacan. Its state-of-the-art equipment and ISO-certified operations and management allow EERI to recover and reprocess back to commercial use some 96.5 percent of the components of old batteries.