13 April 2017
Mrs Mpumalanga 2017, Bianca Rennison, has started her reign with a project which will help disabled persons. Rennison has launched a recycling programme which aims to collect enough plastic bottle tops and tags for recycling in order to purchase much needed wheelchairs.
“In support of the Interwaste Wheelchair Foundation, we are collecting 450kg recyclable plastic bottle tops and 50kg tags to raise for a wheelchair that will be donated to a person in need,” said Rennison. “We are aiming to collect a total of 1,350 kg’s of bottle tops and 150kg’s tags allowing us to buy three wheelchairs.”
The initiative was launched by Mrs Mpumalanga 2017 at the start of March and will run for the next five months. “We would like to give theses three wheelchairs to the communities of Dasha and Kamagugu, with the third one being donated to the Nelspruit Community Forum.”
The types of tops which are suitable for this project are as follows;
•Milk bottle tops,
•Cold drinks bottle tops,
•Stay soft bottle tops,
•Bottled water tops,
•Cooking oil tops,
•Mayonnaise bottle tops.
Butter tub lids and Powerade lids are not suitable.
“Corporate companies, hospital, schools, NGO’s and churches are welcome to join our campaign. The more we collect the more wheelchairs we can purchase. Each of these organisations will then be able to identify a charity or individual of their choice to donate a wheelchair to,” concludes Rennison.
There are presently two drop off points for the collected tops and tags. They are at Mpumalanga Personnel situated at 38 Ehmke Street in Nelspruit or at The Glamour Shop in Sabie. For further information contact Bianca on 013-752-2383 or visit her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/biancarennison/?fref=nf
Image:Support the Tops and Tags initiative by Mrs Mpumalanga 2017, Bianca Rennison.