March 8

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Recycling glasses

If there’s one thing I haven’t needed for quite some time it’s sunglasses. So today I took another opportunity to declutter and make sure resources are being used to their highest capacity, by sorting through all my sunglasses and reading glasses and only keeping what I really need.

The rest will be going to the Glasses Recycling Program at our nearest Specsavers store on Thursday, when it’s predicted the rain will ease. This nationwide glasses recycling program, in partnership with Lions Recycle For Sight, delivers quality glasses and sunglasses to people in need overseas.

I’ve put them in a tub outside my front door at 101 Wentworth St Blackheath (next to the box of pens and markers for recycling), so if you need a pair of sunglasses come and grab them, or if you’d like to drop your own surplus off, please do so by Thursday.

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Sunflower · 08/03/2022 at 10:18 pm

Just wondering if it would be more convenient and helpful to have a one-stop shop for all these great recycling options, rather than visiting various shops and organisations, which are often out of the Mountains. The more convenient and easy to become involved in an initiative, then it is more likely that people will be interested. Just a thought!

    Panetary Health Initiative · 11/03/2022 at 9:00 pm

    That’s an excellent point! At the moment different ‘deals’ are being done with different companies and it’s mostly related to the Extender Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme in which companies take responsibility for recycling a product they create eg. Officeworks sells pens and markers, so they recycle pens and markers. It’s why I’ve created a little drop-off point in Blackheath because a lot of people don’t get down to Penrith. Sue from Landcare is seeing if we can get something set up more locally! Hopefully systems will eventually merge that make it easier for everyone. It’s great, at least, that Council is recycling so many things at their Resource Recovery Centres.

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