Date
15 December 2017
The group has taken to Facebook to raise awareness of the campaign. Donors can either mail the items or upload photos to a website where trades take place. Photos: Facebook/shareablesbyjupyeah
The group has taken to Facebook to raise awareness of the campaign. Donors can either mail the items or upload photos to a website where trades take place. Photos: Facebook/shareablesbyjupyeah

Group recycles used baby products to domestic helpers

An online platform has been set up to recycle used baby products to domestic helpers who are also mothers.

PathFinders Hong Kong has teamed up with second-hand trading platform Jup Yeah to collect used infant products to give away to domestic helpers.

They are urging families to donate these products instead of throwing them away.

People can directly mail the items to PathFinders or upload photos to the Jup Yeah website where trades take place.

The items will be donated to domestic helpers in need.

With the size of Hong Kong families getting smaller, many baby products end up in landfills after being used only a few times, news website hk01.com reports.

PathFinders manager Lam Wai-man said domestic helpers have helped relieve a lot of Hong Kong women from their restrictions, allowing them to work after giving birth.

Many of these domestic helpers are married and have children back in their home countries but they have to continue to work in Hong Kong to support their families.

Lam said her organization is helping about 700 domestic helpers and their children. The women usually lack towels, baby products and cleaning equipment.

Jup Yeah founder Sam Lee said that as a mother of a 10-month-old baby, most of her baby products were given to her by relatives or traded second hand.

She said that with the activity, she hopes to help reduce waste and reallocate resources to where it is needed most.

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