Daily Maverick

Sweetheart­s Foundation Tops and Tags collection

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Volunteers at the Sweetheart­s Foundation collect plastic bread tags and bottle caps, which are then recycled by local recycling companies. In return for the recyclable tags and caps, the foundation is either given wheelchair­s, or money to buy wheelchair­s. The wheelchair­s are then given to people who need them.

Tags are the plastic squares used to close the packet holding a loaf of bread.

Caps are the plastic bottle tops you find on milk bottles, water bottles and cooldrink bottles.

When collecting tops and tags for recycling they should be separated because they are different types of plastic.

450kg of plastic bottle tops = One adult wheelchair

50kg of plastic bread tags = One adult wheelchair

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