Play Tag With The Roadies
Every week the 1079 Life Roadies take to the streets to bring you goodies and make new friends. But they’re also helping you make a difference in your world!
Recycling is slowly growing in awareness and popularity. But there’s still some confusion about what can and can’t be recycled. Bread tags are one of those grey areas. The plastic is recyclable but not a lot of councils take them in the bins.
The bread bag tags are actually made from high density polystyrene. Industry leaders pay for these bread tags in order to recycle them into seedling trays, cornices, skirtings, outdoor furniture, coat hangers, poles and decking.
In 2006 in South Africa Mary Honeybun founded the Breadtags for Wheelchairs foundation. They collect these valuable bits of plastic, take them in to be recycled, and use the money to help both adults and children obtain much needed wheelchairs. It takes 200kgs to raise enough funds for one wheelchair – so every bit helps!
We have now sent off the bread tags you have so diligently collected and donated. Around 20,000 tags or 9kg worth in such a short time! Congratulations!
Due to the overwhelming response we have had we are keen to keep this going! So keep on collecting them all up and next time you catch up with the Roadies or come visit us in the station bring the bread tags with you! We’ll also need to cover postage so bring a gold coin donation as well.
Make a difference to the environment and to someone’s life!
Tag- you’re it! 🙂
08/06/2017 / Kit Densley