National Recycling Week – Everything from Cardboard to Reading Glasses

National Recycling Week is coming up in the week starting November 7, and that means it’s time for Mudgee residents to step up to the mark and get serious about what they can do to “reduce, reuse and recycle”!

Before you throw anything away it’s important to think about whether or not it can be used again for some other purpose, because as they say, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”.

We should all know by now that most glass, plastic and paper are recyclable, but did you know that you can recycle just about anything, right through to your old reading glasses?

Most people who use glasses probably have an old pair or two lying around the house, and while you may not want them anymore, they may be extremely valuable to others in the world who can’t afford to buy new glasses.

Lion Clubs International have made it one of their global missions to collect old reading glasses, which are then passed on to a centre that cleans and sorts the old glasses and then sends them on to people in need in developing countries.

To recycle your old reading glasses and give them away to a good cause, contact the Lions Club and they will be able to let you know the best way to donate them.

All sorts of glasses are needed, whether they are prescription or reading, so do the right thing and recycle, and help a great cause at the same time.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the glasses recycling project you can visit Or if you’re just after more information about general recycling in Mudgee, click here.

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