Reduce Reuse Recycle - we hear these words a lot and many try and build this way of thinking into our everyday life. It saves money - reducing and/or reusing what we buy, and it's kinder to our world on many levels - less finite resources being used up, and less landfill being filled up. At KAUST, you can make sure anything you no longer need can continue being useful to someone else by placing your items in the recycling bins outside the Averda Reuse Center near Discovery Square, or donating to the Second Chance Thrift Shop when covid-safe opening has been resolved. Averda can also handle larger items for recycling - contact them to arrange collection.
If you're based in Jeddah, Mawakeb Al Ajer is a recycling and second hand shop that will be very happy to receive your donations. Its vast collection of clothes, books, furniture and homewares is beautifully displayed in a two-story building in Al-Rawdah, Jeddah and with an ever-changing stock, is worth visiting regularly. Contact details can be found on their facebook and Instagram pages.