Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Recycle For A Difference


We recycle mixed papers/boxes, aluminium, glass, plastic, and yes there are that many colour coded rubbish bins for all those stuff.  Do you recycle these items?

I gaveaway my old prescription eyeglasses for recycling too.  A local optometrist will be collecting 2 million pairs of glasses per year.  These glasses will be going to those people old or young, who cannot access primary eye care due to their environment in developing countries.

I also donate, books and old clothings to the local charity and old but shoes still in good conditions to Zerowaste organisation so that they can help the people of Haiti, Africa and the Himalayans.  How do you dispose off your old belongings in your country?

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19 comments:

fufu said...

from another point of view... japan has been sending those used bicycles, cars, outdated computers, etc to north korea... because recycling is much expensive than courier those rubbish to the developing countries! lol

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Oh really? The glasses? didn't know about this. Thanks for sharing.

manglish said...

cool...i also didnt know u can recycle glasses..:)

HappySurfer said...

Interesting about recycling prescription glasses. I wonder if it's difficult for them to identify the right pair for the user.

Malaysia is still way behind in recycling. That's why trash sites are still a goldmine for those who seek out cash from trash.

Ai Shiang said...

Fufu,
It's much expensive to ship those bigger items to developing countries I guess.

Willie, Manglish,
Anything is possible. Now you know :o)

Happysurfer,
They actually want the frames only. I guess it's not that expensive for them to replace the correct prescripted glasses.

Bananazஇ said...

Echo Happysurfer Boleh land not ready as yet, interesting to note they recycle the fames. tQ.

Mei Teng said...

I recycle on a weekly basis. Just started a couple of months ago. I give away recycleable items to a local company that makes weekly collections near where I live.

Lily Riani said...

never thought of spec.... good that you educate us. i have 3 spec and planning to do another one, i shall recycle now that i know

Rafael Lam said...

I've donated some old clothes, I've some old sun glasses too... but I don't know if they want it or not...

Ben said...

Almost all my glasses broke before I got a new pair ... err those broken pieces ended in the dump :(guilty) back to my hometown we always gave the old clothing, newspaper, used electrical appliances to the garam guni that shout "collecting old newspaper"... been many years didn't hear this familiar voice... now it is self service to the recycle bin / center

Ai Shiang said...

Bananaz,
Boleh land not boleh yet? Haha!

Mei Teng,
We used to recycle newspaper back in Malaysia and not other items. Do you recycle those plastic, aluminium cans etc weekly? I suppose you don't do clothing recycling weekly right? It's interesting to note that Msia does recycle.

Lily Riani, Rafael,
You should ask if your local optometrist if they recycle them.

Ben,
Ha! I see your frames are fully utilised then, no need to feel guilty then :o). We used to recycle newspaper too but I'm not sure if they still exist now.

J_on_tour@jayzspaze said...

This subject has to be the best use of depth of field focusing or not as the case may be....Outstanding.

gina said...

Hey... so happened I was also blogging about recycling! :D

Mei Teng said...

I set aside old clothing (but still wearable and in good condition)and give away to the church. They have a ministry which owns a shop selling 2nd hand clothing in Mid Valley Mall.

I shall be blogging about it soon :)

Horsoon said...

I separate all the trash at home, and send to a recycling centre near my home once a month. It's meaningful coz the recycling centre was run by volunteers and the money collected from the goods sold to the collectors are for charity.

HappySurfer said...

Psst... thanks for your offer. Will be sure to take you up on it.

J.C. said...

There is a big charity bin for us to drop our old clothings, electrical appliances, old newspapers and etc. I sometimes send my items to Tzu Chi Recycling team who has a collection station on every 3rd Sun of the month. I support reuse, recycle and reduce effort. It's the first time I hear of recycling of prescription eyeglasses. It makes me wonder if anyone in Malaysia is doing that.

Ai Shiang said...

Hi J.C.
Long time no see! Recycling eyeglasses is pretty much done by optometrists trying to help people in need. I wonder if optometrists in Msia are up for this charitable act?

Ayie said...

I still need to clean out the closets for the donations for recycling, I have some stuff to donate already set aside.