Save the world... RECYCLE!
Our children at the primary school is making the world a better place! They are encouraged to bring along any kind of plastic so that we could sell it to raise funds for the needy. Money raised is donated to our Hem of His Garment Soup Kitchen. In turn they feed those who are in need of food.
They have thus far collected more than 30 (1000l) bags of plastic. This project was started towards the end of last year and proves to be a great success.
South Africans use a lot of plastic – and much of it ends in up rivers and oceans. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says South Africans use between 30kg and 50kg of plastic per person per year. That's significantly less than the 136kg and 139kg per person per year in the US and Europe respectively. But much of the plastic ends up in the marine environment.
WWF says that single-use plastics, most common in the food and beverage industry, are typically cheap, produced in bulk and carelessly discarded without being reused or recycled.