Friday, April 25, 2008

Cars, Cell Phones, Old Computers... Now Dentures?

From clothes, to toaster ovens to old laptops, there seems to be a charity that’s devised a plan for turning these used goods into cash to fund their philanthropic endeavors. But have you ever considered donating used dentures? That’s just what Japanese donors are being asked to do.

The Japan Society for the Recycling of Dentures is able to turn the average denture into 3,000 yen by selling the metal components of false teeth. According to UNICEF, one of the charities receiving funding from the program, each recycled denture enables it to purchase eight blankets.

I wonder if this will catch on in America. Will we one day see our roads lined with denture donation billboards instead of car donation appeals? Somehow I doubt it.

1 comment :

Cynthia said...

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