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Recycling – Do Your Bit!


June 16, 2008 | Post Comment   

I have collected many plastic bottles, soft drink cans, milk tins, batteries and other stuff to recycle. However I am searching high and low for the recycling bins in Penang Island. Believed me, I cannot find any. Where are they?

I search Google and I found this help website called GreenCrusaders.com (http://www.greencrusaders.com/) ran by Don & Mylene. I wrote to them and they told me what to do with my collections. You can read their website on what can be recycled and you will be amazed at what you will find.

They told me that the Recycling bins do not work in Malaysia. Ha! I kind of agree with them and they don’t even need to tell me the answer. People will throw any kind of rubbish into those bins. Worst those bins may get stolen too. *shake head*

If you are into recycling, helping to reduce waste, you can drop your stuff here:
Malaysian Nature Society
673-B, Jalan Kebun Bungah, 10350 Penang.
Contact: Mr Kanda (04 227 3673 or 013 453 7992)

Friends of the Botanical Garden
673-A, Jalan Kebun Bungah, 10350 Penang.
Tel: 04 227 9915

The Enlightenment Home Assoc. Penang
16, Jalan Bawasah, 10050 Penang
Contact: Miss Linda Moo ( 019 510 6066) or Mr Mok (016 495 9886)

For me, I thought of another tip about recycling that is only buy recyclable products. I will reduce buying plastic bottle drinks. I heard only some plastic bottles can be recyclable, not all. Oh well, I am not sure which is which. It is better to buy drinks in a can. If I want juice, buy in a box. Maybe mineral water should come in a box too.

If you want good batteries, buy rechargeable Eneloop batteries. I tell you those batteries can last a long time, even without charging.

If you do not want your children to live in a dumpster, start recycling now and stop generating more waste.

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