Monday, October 27, 2008

Recycle Hair band using Condoms

My first reaction might be like yours "WTF?!" Like this also can ah?! I can't even imagine how "creative" people is until using used condoms to recycle it as Hair Band in China..

Few days back, I received this mail from my sister.. When I see the mail title, I was like uh-oh, another thing from China again.. Actually, it's not about how creative they are.. but how HYGIENIC they are..

Imagine people who had AIDS (HIV Positive) used the condoms and people re-used the condoms as their hair bands?! Will you even buy it if you know the truth?! They are some reason why they manage to sell it at such a low price.. Collecting condoms couldn't be hard enough when you visit Hotels' trash bin..

According to my foster brother, who currently work in one of the Hotel in KK, he told me that it's very normal for them to see condoms in the trash bin every time they clean the room.. In fact, they are sick of it already..

Now if you still can't believe it, I'd uploaded the picture with this.. to make you EYES-WIDE-OPEN!!

Recycle Hand bands


Looks pretty normal heh?!


Try cutting it bit by bit..


Now you can start sighting the rubber..


More portion of the rubber can be seen now..


No it's time for you to run all over the place and shout "OMG!!"

BEIJING (AFP) - Used condoms are being recycled into hair bands in southern China , threatening to spread sexually-transmittable diseases they were originally meant to prevent, state media reported Tuesday In the latest example of potentially harmful Chinese-made products, rubber hair bands have been found in local markets and beauty salons in Dongguan and Guangzhou cities in southern Guangdong province, China Daily newspaper said. 'These cheap and colourful rubber bands and hair ties sell well ... threatening the health of local people,' it said. Despite being recycled, the hair bands could still contain bacteria and viruses, it said. 'People could be infected with AIDS, (genital) warts or other diseases if they hold the rubber bands or strings in their mouths while waving their hair into plaits or buns,' the paper quoted a local dermatologist who gave only his surname, Dong, as saying. A bag of ten of the recycled bands sells for just 25 fen (three cents), much cheaper than others on the market, accounting for their popularity, the paper said. A government official was quoted as saying recycling condoms was illegal. China 's manufacturing industry has been repeatedly tarnished this year by a string of scandals involving shoddy or dangerous goods made for both domestic and foreign markets. In response, it launched a public relations blitz this summer aimed at playing up efforts to strengthen monitoring systems.

I am not asking you to go and cut your hair band now.. I am just trying to warn all of you how dirty a hair band can be.. Don't even try to put it in your mouth or even bite it.. You won't know what's inside until you cut it out!!


zhengdhong said...

eww! that's disgusting man!

Harry said...

zhengdhong: it is..!!

WanWan said...

more elastic... definitely wont "putus"... long lasting.. hahaha

Harry said...

wanwan: sure or not.. hahaz., well i guess that's the advantage though..

galisin88 said...

WTH....rubber bands made from condom?!!! that's disgusting.....lets start snipping the rubber bands to see if the core of the rubber band is made from condom....if sold very cheap.....

LuV said...

tell me it's no real

Yi Ling said...

sighs. read that news before. it's sickening. maybe one day people in china are fake as well. oh wells.

yingjia said...

omg...i will check clearly next time...=.= And nice blog u have =)

alicia said...

lucky i dun use rubber band.

it's extremly disgusting using USED comdoms to tie our hair.YUCKS!

nowadays china uh...cut cost until liddat.tsk tsk tsk.

Harry said...

galisin: yaya.. u experiment it and tell me ya./

luv: unfortunately, it's real.. lolz.. perhaps it's more long lasting heh?

yiling: no no.. u shud say. who knows the people are made by recycled sperm?

yingjia: thanx for the compliment.. and ya.. do check before purchase..

alicia: lolz.. it's scary aint it? i was shock to see.. how creative they are.. how cost saving they are.. lolz..

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yuchelia said...

Luckily my 'irreplaceable' hairband is not made from condoms.. fiuhhh...

This is really sick.. When i first read the email, i quickly open ur blog..

Already having in mind "using used condoms to tie hair? How..? meaning the used condom straight away use to tie o wat.."

Who knows... oweekkkk....

*run to the bathroom and vomits*

Tiff said...

OMGGG!!!!this is real disgusting!!!
Who knows now the hair band im using is also condom!?wtffff!

Harry said...

kentzai: same reaction i got when i see the mail..

yuchelia: hahaz.. next time buy two.. cut one and use another one if it's fine..

tiff: u better check.. hue hue hue..

Yuchelia said...

what a waste.. no need buy two la, just peep can liao.. if it is band, then i buy lor.. if not then i'll faint lor.. =p