Bread tags are still needed to reach the target of 350 kg of bread tags to acquire a wheelchair for a needy person. An appeal is therefore made again to the public to help collect bread tags and hand them in at the Municipality.
The Municipality has collected 163,3 kg of tags since it started with the campaign but a lot more tags are needed to reach the target.
The tags, which are used to close the plastic bags in which bread is sold, are made of high density polyethylene.
It is suitable for recycling and can be used again for the manufacturing of products such as containers for seedlings, skirting-boards, cornices and clothes-hangers.
A wheelchair can be donated to a needy person for every 350 kg of tags that are collected. Special containers have been placed at municipal cashier points as well as municipal libraries where the public can hand in tags.
This country-wide project was started a number of years ago by Ms Mary Honeybun of Noordhoek in the Cape and is now being co-ordinated by the Polystyrene Packaging Council of South Africa.
Members of the public as well as businesses, schools and churches who want more information on how they can become involved in the project, can contact Alma Krit-zinger at the Municipality at (044) 606-5251.