Have you been wondering what to do with all those bread tags? I have a section in my drawer full of them. Now you can help both the environment and disadvantaged people with disabilities by saving up your bread tags and dropping them off for recycling.
Of course, not buying bread in a bag with a tag is the best option, but that’s not realistic for many people, so if you do have tags, save them up and drop them into our store, Green Goddess Eco Shop & Refill Hub, 3/3 Workspace Drive, Hobsonville. We are now a bread bag tag collection point.
Bread bag tags are made of high impact polystyrene and have good recycling value. Currently they are sent to South Africa to be recycled, however, it would be preferable to recycle them here, if you know of a facility that could help please email me [email protected]
In the mean time, if you or anyone you know is travelling to South Africa and can take a bag of tags please email [email protected]
It takes 200kg of tags (approx 20,720 tags) to bring in enough money to buy one wheelchair. The tags are melted down and used to make other items that are sold, then the profits are used to buy wheelchairs for people who could not otherwise afford one.
Encourage your friends and family to to get on board, take a labelled jar or two into work or school and get your co-workers and school mates to get involved. Other collection points can be found here.
This is from Bread Tags For Wheelchairs.
“Mary Honeybun founded the organisation in 2006 in Cape Town and they provide 2 to 3 wheelchairs to adults and children around South Africa every month!!
Having a wheelchair gives the recipient independence and mobility and this makes a big difference to their families as well.Collecting bread tags, even broken ones, makes a difference to our environment too as they are recycled into seedling trays, picture frames, coat hangers and other items.You too can make a difference to the lives of people who are in need of a wheelchair. “