The bottle cap collection initiative LIDS 4 KIDS has been labelled a great success by Mark Coure MP, Member for Oatley, with thousands of bottle caps being collected through his office.
LIDS 4 KIDS is a volunteer run initiative to collect unrecyclable bottle caps and tops and use them to create prosthetic limbs for children. The caps are used as filament in 3D printers that print the prosthetic limbs.
Victorian recycling not-for-profit Envision spearheaded the project through their Envision Hands program along with the many volunteers who collected, washed and transported millions of lids.
Mr Coure thanked the many local residents and community groups for dropping off lids to his office, however the office will now be focusing their attention on the upcoming Share the Dignity Drive.
“The LIDS 4 KIDS initiative has been incredibly successful across the St George area and I am proud of the contribution that my local community made to this important project,” Mr Coure said.
“Many schools, pre-schools, girl guide troops and local small businesses collected thousands of lids. It was great to see the community rally behind this meaningful cause.”
“My office will now be a collection point for Share the Dignity which provides sanitary and personal care items to women in need. The next Dignity Drive in March will be especially important after the recent devastating bushfires across the state.”
Mr Coure said that anyone with bottle lids or tops that have not been donated should contact his office or the LIDS 4 KIDS- Sydney Facebook page by visiting www.facebook.com/groups/2307314309522980.