Advocacy EWaste

Collection of Broken CRTs in Malabon City

Discarded cathode ray tubes (CRTs) containing hazardous substances such as lead are collected in Malabon City as part of the “Safe PCB and  E-Waste Management Project” implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) with funding assistance from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).  The project, among other things, aims to ensure the environmentally sound management of some1.15 tons of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) from 50,000 CRT monitors to protect public health and the environment from such toxic chemicals.  The collected CRTs will be safely managed by the Integrated Recycling Industries (IRI) Philippines, Inc. based in Calamba City.