No, you don’t have to throw away everything. There is always a second chance for our unwanted items. Whereas for the hazardous waste, we should never send them to landfills directly as they require a special way for disposal.
Here are a few solutions that you might want to explore and share it with your friends and family members in Penang:
Items Collector / Where to send Purpose
Cooking oil Engineered Products & Services Sdn Bhd Repurpose
Golden Oil Enterprise Reuse
Fatbusta Asia / Pacific Sdn Bhd Recovery
Sustainable Biofuels Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Medicine Nearest Governmental clinics or hospitals Proper disposal
Milk carton Recycle Easy / Tzu Chi Recycle / Reuse
Foil Packaging PWDC @ Komtar / MBSP Repurpose/Reuse
Bubble wrap Owl Bulk Store Reuse
Parcel packaging Owl Bulk Store Reuse
Second Life for Packaging Material FB Group
Light tubes & E-llusion / MBPP, Komtar / IKEA Proper disposal
Paper Zero Waste Network / Riiicycle / Tzu Chi Recycle
Aluminium Zero Waste Network / Riiicycle / Tzu Chi Recycle
Cans & metal Zero Waste Network / Riiicycle / Tzu Chi Recycle
Glass bottles Zero Wate Network / Riiicycle/ IKEA Recycle/Reuse
Plastic bottles Zero Wate Network / Riiicycle Recycle
Beauty product L’OCCITANE stores Recycle
Books WCC Value Shop/ Chowrasta market / Reuse
Tzu Chi / Second Hand Books Malaysia
Clothes WCC Value Shop / H&M Reuse
Pure Lotus Hospice Of Compassion
Edible food Mutiara Food Bank / Green Hero Give away
Kind-hearted Fridge Project by PKJB
Preloved items WCC Value Shop Reuse/Repurpose
Hair Locks of Hope Association Repurpose/Reuse
Check out these groups on Facebook before you throw anything away. We hope that your preloved items will get a second life soon! Don’t forget, every baby steps you take mean so much to our Mother Earth! So let’s do this together!
Chemical items such as medicine and scheduled waste should be handled properly to avoid land and water pollution.
All recyclables should be dry and clean before send to any collectors or recyclers.
Contaminated items such as oily single-use food wrapper and boxes are not recyclables, so bring your own food container if you can.
T&Cs apply to different collector. Check them out on their website or Facebook page before you send them.
*Disclaimer: Information provided is accurate at the point of posting*