Photo left Declan Tucker and right with Camps Bay Prep Head Linda Murray.
Declan Tucker, in Grade 1 at Camps Bay Primary School’s Preparatory Campus, managed to collect thousands of bottle tops for a project which converts recyclable materials to exchange for wheelchairs.
The Breadtags for Wheelchairs project has been running at Camps Bay Primary School’s Preparatory Campus for over 10 years now. Started in 2008 by Mary Honeybun, the project is now run by Lorna Norris.
Says Lorna, “We process approximately a ton of plastic bottle tops a month which would otherwise go into the landfill. We also recycle plastic bags and breadtags in our mini recycling operation run from my home in Zeekoevlei.”
Over the years, Breadtags for Wheelchairs, has managed to collect enough breadtags and bottle tops to convert into 786 wheelchairs.
Says Camps Bay Prep Campus Head, Linda Murray, “We are very proud to have been associated with this project over the years. It has played a role in helping our pupils learn the value of recycling from an early age whilst at the same time helping people with disabilities. Well done to Declan on his incredible individual achievement and a big thank you to all of those pupils who have also contributed over the years.”
For more information on Breadtags for Wheelchairs, email: firstname.lastname@example.org