It all began with a pair of shoes that didn’t fit me well, they were brand new too good to throw out as it was only worn once before. At a loss, I kept the shoes in the cabinet for a couple of months but was irritated by the fact that it was just occupying space and not being used by someone who may need a good pair of shoes.
Due to the situation with covid-19 many thrift shops in my area have stopped collecting items but as luck would have it, I received a flyer on my gate from Han Recycling Management requesting old clothes, shoes, books, magazines, bags, luggage, plates and bowls. Normally I would just ignore such flyers as they usually are from scammers who pose as a recycling company or charitable organisation. These individuals would throw away our recyclable items in the trash and take only what was of value to sell.
Practice recycling and reusing – I was sceptical about the company at first until I viewed its Instagram account. Mr Han, the company owner, sorts out the items that can be sent to the recycling centres to scrap from the unrecyclable stuff. For items that are still in good and working condition, he delivers them to people in need. Reusing items that are still in good condition is great for the environment because it reduces the number of trash lying in a landfill releasing toxic greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane into the environment.
You will be surprised at the number of clothes, small electronics and kitchen essentials that are still in working condition, items which people would gladly donate. Knowing the fact that my shoes and clothes would benefit someone sets my mind at ease to pass my items to Han Recycling Management.
Kudos to Mr Han for having heart of gold, watching kids enjoying their bicycles, and seeing the needy of Singapore getting the clothing, appliances, or gadgets they require and benefiting from his good deeds really warms the heart. I can truly tell that he has a passion for his job; people might say he is just a rag and bones man just like any other company but I would differ and gladly vouch for the company. When your heart is in the right place, your actions will speak volumes of your good deeds.
Should ever I see the flyer from Han Recycling Management again I will gladly give what I can spare, the true spirit of reusing and recycling is in making full use of what you already have. For greener earth, let’s all do our part and be a more caring and considerate society.