QASA joined forces with the Polystyrene Packaging Council who facilitate the beneficial BREAD TAGS FOR WHEELCHAIRS project. This exciting initiative involves recycling breadtags in return for wheelchairs. Once the breadtags have been bought by the recyclers, they are re-processed into seedling trays and picture frames. The hugely successful “Breadtags for Wheelchairs” project is administered by the Polystyrene Packaging Council of South Africa (PSPC) and has already touched hundreds of lives around the country by the distribution of wheelchairs to chosen recipients. This project encourages people to collect breadtags which are then used to “purchase” wheelchairs for people who need them, but are unable to afford them due to financial difficulties.
The plastic bread closures are made from high impact polystyrene (HIPS). Industry leaders pay for these breadtags in order to recycle them into seedling trays, picture frames, cornices and skirtings, outdoor furniture, coat hangers, poles and decking.
We don’t want to see these breadtags end up in our country’s landfills as they have a good recycling market value. Factories manufacturing polystyrene and other plastics consume less energy and natural resources when they used recycled products, resulting in a cleaner, greener and healthier environment.
For every 1 000 000 breadtags recycled, 3 wheelchairs are distributed.
Click this link more information https://www.polystyrenerecyclingnetwork.com/breadtags-for-wheelchairs or contact Natalie@polystyrenepackaging.co.za or call us on (021) 531-0647.
Contact QASA if you would like to drop off your breadtags on firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to be a part of the “Bread Tags for Wheelchair Project”
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