TARGET

1,000,000

BOTTLE TOPS!

If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, designed or removed from production.”
– Pete Seeger, Folk Singer & Social Activist


We need schools, business and people in the community to help us reach our first target in collecting 1,000,000 bottle tops.

Next to plastic bags​, plastic bottle tops are one of the top polluters of the oceans and environment. They create micro beads which enter the food chain and pollute our beaches . With this project we aim to collect, with the help of Rotary and Lions, 1,000,000 bottle tops to recycle them into, Prosthetic Hands, Disability Aids, STEM training tools, and Aged Care gadgets. ( See Below)

We are currently in contact with schools across the Wyndham area, and will be expanding the collection with schools across Melbourne and Victoria in the near future. We will be sending out school packs with posters to download and further information on how you can help.


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Some of the items we are working on at the moment include;

Disability and Aged
  • Dyslexia reading bar
  • House key holder for people with low dexterity
  • Drinking Straw (Metal) cup holder
  • Microwave oven opener
  • Assistive bottle opener
  • Ring pull tin opener
  • Emergency Whistle
  • Walking stick holder for walking frames
  • Portable Bidet
  • Torch connector for walking frames and sticks
We are working on developing a case for people to be able to carry their own cutlery and metal straw for doing take way out of home.

We are also working on a portable ramp for wheelchairs to be able to go up kerbs rather then have to travel on the road to find a suitable footpath entrance.

STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics)

  • Solar distillation unit from 2L bottle
  • Dyslexia reading bar
  • Paper plant pot maker
  • Seed depth guide
  • Slug traps
  • Vortex generator from plastic bottles
  • Mouse pad
  • Mobile phone holder for video work
  • Pocket microscopes from old DVD player lens
We are excited about a holder to mount sonar system on blind persons’ walking stick, with audible alarm for high objects.  Total cost ~ $20

We are exploring designs for structural components to make wheel chairs from old bikes and packing crates.

What do we do with the recycled bottle tops left over ?

1,000,000 is a lot of tops!

1,000,000 recycled bottle tops are just the beginning , we hope to keep this project going to be a continual effort to help the environment and the local community. With our excess we hope to be able to sell them and donate all the profits to the following charities.

 

Werribee Salvos food vouchers and free meals for the needy in Wyndham.

Wyndham based NFP offering free counselling and support for families and friends of those living with alcohol or drug addiction.

Coffs Harbour based NFP ocean protection group.

International NFP group providing lighting to slums and street in 3rd world countries.

International NGO working in the field of the wilderness preservation, and the reduction of human impact on the environment.

 


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