Thursday, August 04, 2011

Firms join hand in Balik Baterya Project

Firms join hand in Balik Baterya Project
Sun.Star Cebu
August 3, 2011

NKC Manufacturing Philippines Corp., a manufacturing company in Mactan Economic Zone 2, Basak, Lapu-Lapu City recently partnered with the joint Balik Baterya Project of Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) and Oriental and Motolite Marketing Corporation (OMMC).

Used lead-acid batteries (ULABs) were disposed through the joint project in order to properly recycle the hazardous lead content of these batteries.

Motolite will then donate a financial amount to PBSP for the equivalent scrap value of the disposed batteries.

The partnership of NKC and PBSP will use the proceeds for the joint Basic Education Project, which covers donation of books to a public elementary school in Lapu-Lapu.

The project will also provide trainings for teachers to enhance their skills.

Last June, NKC anti-pollution committee headed by Edmond Ouano, who also serves as the company's environmental officer, disposed about 2,000 kilos of used batteries for recycling.