Can:Do Hearing’s new recycle program offers individuals the opportunity to give the gift of hearing and sight to those in need. With the installation of recycling bins for hearing aids and prescription glasses in all Can:Do Hearing Clinics, individuals can now make a significant impact by donating their old or unused hearing aids and glasses.
As we celebrate Global Recycling Day on March 18th, it’s important to recognize the importance of recycling in preserving primary resources and securing the future of our planet. At Can:Do Group, they believe that recycling is important for the environment and can benefit those in need. Likewise, since 1925, Lions International has been a champion in helping combat vision impairment and blindness, as well as providing medical care and education to help prevent hearing loss. Their dedication to these causes is something Can:Do Group admires and strives to support.
Through their partnership with the City of Adelaide Lions Club, Can:Do Group have established hearing aid and prescription glasses ‘drop off locations’ at all Can:Do Hearing Clinics. All donations will be checked and sorted for repurposing or recycling, ensuring the best outcomes for those in need. Therefore someone who cannot afford a hearing aid without a donation through a recycling program such as this will benefit greatly from this initiative.
Can:Do Group will be supporting the donations of hearing aids to the Da Costa Benevolent Fund program. This program accepts donations of good quality, modern, behind-the-ear hearing aids for low-income Health Care Card holders to access low-cost or second-hand hearing aids. In the last five years, this program has provided over $1.4m in assisting public patients in South Australia.
The City of Adelaide Lions highlights that hearing aids can make a significant difference in one’s life, opening up more meaningful social interactions and a better quality of living. Donating or recycling old hearing aids means individuals are not only doing their part for the planet but also helping those who don’t have the means to purchase new hearing devices. Additionally, unused hearing aid batteries may be donated along with hearing aids, reducing the amount of toxic materials that end up in landfills.
Research shows that Australians care about the environment and understand the importance of recycling. However, with over 200 recycling labels in use, getting recycling right can be challenging. The Can:Do Group’s aim is to provide the avenue for correct disposal of unwanted goods and technology, such as hearing aids and prescription glasses.
The Can:Do Hearing’s new recycling program offers a unique opportunity for individuals to make a meaningful impact in the lives of those in need while also contributing to a healthier planet. By donating old or unused hearing aids and prescription glasses, individuals can make a significant difference in the lives of others, while also ensuring that these items are recycled or repurposed correctly. Together, we can create a better future for everyone.
Can:Do Hearing Dropoff Locations
North Adelaide – 185 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Adelaide – 327 South Terrace, Adelaide 5000 SA
Blackwood – The Magnet Centre, Shop 5/10 Coromandel Parade, Blackwood SA 5051
Welland – 59-61 Grange Road, Welland SA 5007
Noarlunga – Colonnades Shopping Centre, Burgess Drive, Noarlunga Centre SA 5168