are a collection point for Bread Tags for Wheelchairs. Save each one and once you have a collection, come on down to The Pod/South Alive and drop them off to us.
Big ups to Georgetown Scout Group
for the idea - we love it !
Please spread the word; every tag helps
- will also be a drop-off point if the office of South Alive is closed.
How does it all work?
A litte bit about the project:
Bread Tags for Wheelchairs has been running in South Africa since 2006, collecting bread tags which a plastics company, Zibo, buys for a small amount per kilo. The tags (high impact polystyrene, type 6 plastic) are recycled, being made into seedling trays. The proceeds are used to provide wheelchairs for the needy. At present about 500kg are collected per month in South Africa, funding 2-3 wheelchairs.
People who were aware of this programme had been collecting tags for this cause in New Zealand for many years and either taking then to South Africa when they visited or posting them. In February 2019, we set up a New Zealand arm of Bread Tags for Wheelchairs in order to promote the programme, increase collection, look into local recycling and streamline the transport of the tags