The reduction of plastic waste and the recycling of lids to make useful products, such as prosthetics, is a project of our Rotary Club.
A major source of lids is a large donation bin at GENU’s Eastern Hub that keeps on giving as the attached photos show. The range of colours, sizes and shapes is extraordinary and sorting into categories is an essential part of the process.
The other key source of lids is from Rotarians themselves and their families.
In addition, members of the Rotary Club of Geelong East collect batteries, medicine blister packs, pens and bread tags. Members are educated about the soft plastics taken by Coles and Woolworths, and a range of items taken by Office Works.