Yesterday, I did some ‘clean-up’ of my place. Basically, I gathered all the mineral bottles into a few boxes to be ready for the transfer back to my village, and smashed my collection of aluminium cans to make space for more cans.
When I was 14, I used to collect sacks of aluminium cans, old newspapers and glass bottles. These items would be sold to local recycle vendors for some income to fund my next gadget purchase, such as the Walkman I always wanted. My parents encouraged me, and I always had this sense of pleasure every time I hit my target and was able to buy what I wanted.
Nowadays, I just collect it for the sake of keeping the environment cleaner, and reduce pollution despite the fact that this habit of mine does take up some space in my house. The price of these recyclable items has decreased, but they are still a worthy sell considering I’d end up throwing them away anyway.
However, after yesterdays clean-up, i noticed how much room I’ve taken up just for keeping this items. It does seem like a waste of space, and not worth the effort considering that the sell value would be less than RM10 after nearly 4 years collecting the items.
Should I continue collecting, or should I just take things the easy way and donate it to the rubbish bin?
The “right” thing would be to continue the good deed. Unfortunately we can’t afford to be idealists every time.
Honestly speaking, it’s easier to throw around idealistic advice like “Recycle! Save Earth! Buy Malaysian products!” etc… but things are easier said than done, and harder to practice ourselves what we preach to others. ~sigh~
Agreed. Will keep recycling until my eyes get sore, and then Ill sell off the stuff and start again..
Its hard to practice what we preach.
Continue collecting and recycle it. Just limit with two trash bags and sell it. The return might not gonna be that attractive but you know you’ve contributed something for the better cause of our environment.
Yeah bro. you also recycling I believe?
Yup, I do. From beer cans, old newspapers, and used printed materials. Anything that can recycle, recycle jak. Hehehe.
Same here bro… Just the space.. u know lah..
Despite the decreasing re-sell value, i’d probably send them to the recycle centre once they have occupied my space and creating sore to the eyes. Just to get rid of them bah 🙂
So you dont sell them but just drop em off chegu?
oh i mean, sell them lah even though the money gained from the collection is not a lot. 🙂
Yep yep… paling nda pun, can buy a can of pepsi.
Continue, but try to keep it somewhere hidden and not messy-ing the house around… 🙂
hahha… i see if i have room in my new house.
Eii kotornya lantai. ;P
hahahah… sikda org tolong cuci ba.. *hint hint* =D
i think to reduce the eyesore jus dump them at recycle centres
Agreed bro. When i have one sack, it will go there.