Ecoglobal Inc. is the only company in the Philippines that provides secondary containers for Used Lead Acid Batteries(ULABs) to prevent leakage of lead contaminated sulfuric acid into the soil, putting at risk the community and the environment.
Proper storage is crucial to prevent:
- Spillage of the acid battery electrolyte (health and environmental threat)
- Lead poisoning (health hazards)
- Lead pollution (contamination of the environment)
Proper storage and transportation isare crucial to avoid lead poisoning and lead pollution. Ecoglobal Foundation works hand-in-hand with Ecoglobal Inc. (to date the one and only battery recycler in the Philippines accredited by the International Lead Association) to store, transport and dispose of ULABs in the most environmentally friendly way. Every transportated load of ULAB by Ecoglobal Inc. is registered by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) .
The Ecoglobal Foundation is being funded solely to tackle and prevent lead poisoning and lead pollution. Therefore all Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB) donated to the Ecoglobal Foundation are recycled by Ecoglobal Inc., the one and only battery recycling plant in the Philippines accredited by the International Lead Association (ILA) and recommended by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) to recycle ULAB.
The Ecogobal Foundation conducts lead in blood testing to monitor the health of communities living close to Used Lead Acid Battery(ULAB) informal sector recyclers (junk shops, slums…) or former battery recycling plants, which have been closed down due to environmental and health issues.
In conjunction with the Medical Profession, the Ecoglobal Foundation provides funds to counsel those citizens, children and adults, with elevated levels of lead in blood on the most appropriate course of action or treatment, depending on the level of exposure,required to reduce the lead burden from their bodies.
Level of contamination and appropriate treatments:
The treatments are prescribed and monitored by Dr. Galvez Tan
- Low Contamination – Change of alimentation
- Medium Contamination – Herbal remedies
- High Contamination – Chelation therapy
To prevent the soil from being contaminated by heavy metals such as lead, the Ecoglobal Foundation, in partnership with the leading European companies of Waste Water Treatment and Ecoglobal Inc. builds Bamboo Waste Water Treatment plants. The heavy metals passing through the Bamboo Waste Water Treatment will be captured in the roots of the bamboo. Eventually the bamboo roots containing lead will be disposed and treated in Ecoglobal Inc.’s recycling premises.
Actual Soil Remediation
In the event that soil contamination with lead is so high that the soil has to be removed, the Ecoglobal Foundation, in partnership with the most environmentally conscious NGOs, will conduct soil remediation by in-capsuling the contaminated soil and burying it on site prior to covering it with pure lead free topsoil. In certain case it is also possible that the lead contaminated soil can also undergo treatment to remove lead content.
Ecoglobal Foundation conducts awareness campaigns in informal sector communities, however expect the informal sector to take responsibility for the harmful and adverse impacts of their recycling activities that cause population lead poisoning and pollution. The informal sector breaks the Used Lead Acid Battery (ULAB) manually with a mix of hammers, machetes and axes without any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), letting all the acid battery electrolyte leak into the soil with the subsequent risk of ground water contamination and thereby, putting at risk the community and the environment.
Ecoglobal Inc. (the one and only ULAB recycler in the Philippines accredited by the International Lead Association (ILA)) whole ULAB complete with the battery electrolyte and has never purchased lead waste, such as battery plates from broken ULAB, from the informal sector. Any battery recyclers that are buying battery plates, lead powder or lead connectors from the informal sector are party to building up a legacy of environmental contamination and population exposure.
It is everyones responsibility to use everything in their power to stop so-called battery recyclers from buying lead scrap materials from the informal sector!
Individuals can bring their Used Lead Acid Batteries (ULAB) to the Ecoglobal Inc. recycling plant.
Address: 133 Soriente Street Tugatog, Meycauayan City Bulacan
Ecoglobal Foundation provides secondary containers to store the ULAB. Ecoglobal Inc. (the one and only ULAB recycler in the Philippines accredited by the International Lead Association will haul the containers and transport them under their Permit To Transport (PTT) issued by the Department Of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to Ecoglobal Inc. ULAB recycling plant to be recycled in an environmentally sound manner with due regard to the health and safety of the workforce and the local population way.