Let's Recycle And Earn

Philippines
December 24, 2008 4:51pm CST
Today, I have to do away with some things which are not needed around the house. So, I set aside the bottles, the tin cans, some papers, cartons and boxes...items which can be recycled. Oh, all of these things are garbage after all. I am sure that recycling is something that all of us is familiar with. But, here in our country, we sell items like these to those who collect them for the purpose of recycling the items to produce new bottles, papers, and others more. Do you do the same practice in your home country, too?
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@celticeagle (117837)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 08
This is a good question. I myself do not recycle. Not because I wouldn't or don't believe it is a good practice, But, I live with other people and we don't really have the stuff too recycle. We don't buy pop or anything that comes in tins or bottles. We don't get the paper either. Carry on though. You are doing a good thing and when I have a place of my own I will do all that.
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• Philippines
25 Dec 08
it surprised me to know that there are folks like you, who have virtually nothing at all worth recycling at home. but as i think it over, there will always be recyclable things at home no matter how much i try to cut on garbage. i was hoping that i can follow your example of zero waste. it is impossible for us at this time. there will always be scratch papers, old newspapers, some plastic bottles and tin cans. it will be a better world if there is less garbage. this is the reason why you make me consider these points celticeagle. all of a sudden, while reading your response, i was hoping that i can follow your example.
@hotsummer (10413)
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
well yes in our country we sell it. but i don't sell it. i just throw it and the garbage collectors are just happy to find them in my thrash so that they can sell it themselves and earn extra money for them. before i usually sell it but i just thought that i don't really needed from selling those bottles and those plastics that i have to throw or sell instead. and just thought let other less fortunate people earn money from those things.
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• Philippines
25 Dec 08
yes, i get your point hotsummer. that will be one way of helping the garbagemen earn extra income.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
28 Dec 08
I am not completely sure we have that here. We did have a person you could bring all your old newspapers and paperwork to and that would be recycled too and they would pay you for it. I am not sure if we still have that, I know my mom did so as a kid. She would go around getting all the paperwork she could get to earn some extra allowence.
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
there should be somewhere you can still some stuffs in your place, cyberfluf. i can remember that they already use to recycle the newspapers even when i was little. it is just a matter of finding out where is that buying station located.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
26 Dec 08
yes..its same in our place, we also collect newspapers, and all such recycling things for sale, and it gives good income too. We have Diwali, a big festival in India, before which we clean up the whole house, at that time we take out all such things. There is one dealer in front of my house only, and my husband sometimes keeps throwing empty bottles or cartoons at his shop, but that lowers my earnings.....
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• Philippines
27 Dec 08
well, what your husband throws in there, they get for free. anyway, it is good to hear that there are a number of us who finds it rewarding to be receiving the small amounts out of collecting some trash.
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
25 Dec 08
trinidadvelasco, I used to collect these soft drink cans and bottles to either sell them to the recycle center or donate them. However, of late I understand that the demand for them are no longer there due to the recent economic crisis. These collection centers have started to close down in numbers and it is quite a concern here as these will be treated as thrash and that there will not be anymore recycling. Which will resort to heavy use on earth's resources. I just hope that the government bodies will not neglect and forget to subsidize these vital green movement institutions. Compliments of the season.
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
it is true skysuccess, that in such a case as you have presented when the collectors have closed shop, government must intervene in the process. after all, the current economic crisis is only temporary. pretty soon, a desirable recovery phase of the economy will be on the move again. i expect this to be happening this incoming year. this is not pure optimism...i feel that it is coming. that is more like a message of hope rather than simple optimism.
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• China
25 Dec 08
In my country, we people do exactly the same as you do in dealing with things we don't need any more. I think it's a good habit to recycle things. We are doing this to protect the enviroment, and this is good.
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• Philippines
25 Dec 08
yes, chenxiaoyue. recycling is among the best ways that we can protect the environment. once we recycle, we will be dramatically the bulk needed as raw materials in the production of things we need day after day.
• Philippines
25 Dec 08
uhmm. well i always do that. its not only u can help our mother nature but also u can earn money thru the garbage or some trash. i've started it last year. ive been a concern citizen of caloocan im aware of being a enviromentalist for the sake of us. because this is the only planet we can call mine. and theres only one earth.
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• Philippines
25 Dec 08
so very correct, gaylalou. i hope you consider it ok that i use english philippine style once in a while. making it that formal at all times, makes me feel to go around the rules sometimes, beat it the way we do it at some corners of home with a close friend. yes, it is true that this is our sole home planet. and that, there is no choice left with us but to take care of it. now, everyone is well awared that recycling is of high importance for those who are concerned with the environment and gunning at being able to sustain it for as long as we live.
@sweety_81 (2129)
• India
25 Dec 08
Yes; we too follow the same practice of Re-Cycling in our country . We recycle Old Metal Items , Papers , Bottles - Plastic or Glass , Tin Cans etc . There is a huge market of Re-Cycling in our country . Regards -Sweety_81
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• Philippines
25 Dec 08
there are a lot of good things about recycling. it is to the advantage of everyone if we continuously practice it. it is the same in our country. the people who had embarked on this business are doing well financially.
• Malaysia
24 Dec 08
What a nice and great point of yours; should I call your discussion as a 'green discussion', trinidadvelasco ?. This kind of activity long time ago encouraged by government and officially launched by the Minister - Ministry of Home Affairs. Where its recycling-franchise-system really works operated by one private company by government appointment. Its collection center just 10 km away from my house. Every end of each month, I always sell those stuffs to that collection center. Wow!!! quite enjoy with the payment where for compressed aluminium can worth for $11/kg. But to get 1 kg. of used soft drink aluminium can it needs 700 nos. - 250ml volume/can...LOL! 700!
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• Philippines
25 Dec 08
it is true michaeldadona that, these recyclables do not fetch as much money for us. however, if we consider that these are only waste materials for us anyway, then the money that we get out of selling it is something still. i have been into this practice for years now because, this is helping mother earth from getting fastly used up in terms of natural resources for human consumption. getting money for doing so, is a reward for me. a reward for efforts which i would have exerted anyway even if nobody pays me for it. but, turning my attention to you, i should say that you really drink a lot of soft drink in aluminum cans. no, i that is not so for me. if i can help it, i take natural fruit juices. i have to. the nutritionist who have been helping us through with my youngest son's diet have prescribed this habit for strict observance.