Bread tags are made of such high-quality polystyrene that they have excellent recycling value.
Founded by retired nurse Mary Honeybun, Bread Tags for Wheelchairs mobilises private individuals and organisations to collect the bread tags – these she sells to recyclers, and with the proceeds, Mary is able to fund the purchases of wheelchairs for those who could not otherwise acquire them.
It takes 200 bread bags full of tags, or 200 kg of tags, to bring in enough money to buy one wheelchair. Thanks to collecting drives, Mary’s organization is able to provide two or three wheelchairs to adults and children around South Africa every month!
Last month we challenged the Townhouse team to collect as many bread tags as they could. Laverne Beukes won the competition by collecting 1933 bread tags. Well done!