Around 10 million pairs of usable spectacles are discarded each year in Europe and North America. These can be used to help people in the developing world to afford glasses. Most opticians now act as collection points for old glasses, so drop yours off and give them a new lease on life.
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Certain non-recyclable paper products (such as tissues, napkins, and egg cartons) can be added to your compost. Their fibres will aerate the compost and help the organisms that encourage decomposition.
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