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Thanam In­dus­try Sdn Bhd

A li­censed provider of waste man­age­ment and re­cy­cling so­lu­tions, this com­pany col­lects from lo­cal and over­seas scrap ven­dors, man­u­fac­tur­ers and con­trac­tors for scrap metal re­cy­cling. Be­sides metal, the com­pany also pur­chases used pa­per and plas­tic for re­cy­cling. With the ab­sence of a mid­dle man, they of­fer bet­ter rates and ser­vices. They also trans­fer col­lected items di­rectly to a ware­house. www.thanam.com.my

H&M

Bring your old clothes to H&M and re­ceive a small dis­count on new items. Since launch­ing their gar­ment col­lec­tion ini­tia­tive in 2013, more than 32,000 tonnes of gar­ments have been col­lected to be turned into new clothes, and with every 1kg of tex­tiles H&M col­lects, a small do­na­tion is made to a lo­cal char­ity. about.hm.com

Com­mu­nity Re­cy­cle for Char­ity (CRC)

If you have un­wanted fur­ni­ture to get rid of, let CRC take a load off you. Every­thing you do­nate to CRC is passed on to char­ity homes and those in need. Items that aren’t sent to wel­fare homes are sold at affordable prices with the pro­ceeds used to ful­fil char­ity wish lists. www.cr­cbox.org

IPC Shop­ping Cen­tre

The IPC Shop­ping Cen­tre of­fers a drop-off point for re­cy­clable items, of­fer­ing a buy-back rate with an av­er­age of RM0.20 per kg for ma­te­ri­als like card­board, mag­a­zines and plas­tic. You can also bring used flu­o­res­cent tubes, light bulbs and bat­ter­ies here, and be as­sured that they will be dis­posed of cor­rectly. www.ipc.com.my

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