Buderim Lions Club “Prosthetics from Bottle Caps Project”.
This not-so-little project proposed two major benefits.
One is of course to reduce plastics going into landfill and the second is to provide a feedstock for some amazing people using 3D Printers to make plastic prosthetic hands which can change the lives of many people, particularly children in third-world countries.
Thousands and thousands of caps have been collected and cleaned in preparation.
BUT WE CAN ACCEPT NO MORE CAPS! Only if you have already cleaned and sorted them please.
There are a few technical challenges with the 3D printing and this has caused a hiccup in the flow until it can be sorted out.
A huge THANK YOU to all our contributors in 2019 for a great effort, particularly the primary school children who have saved their own collections to give to the Lion’s Club for the 3D printing of prosthetic hands for amputee children in third world countries.
Your Tops, donated by Amber’s class at Buderim Mountain State School – cleaned and sorted!
All the bottle tops marked recyclable with 2 or 4 in the triangle, have been sorted by colour while all the other flat tops with threaded lids but no recyclable imprint are collected together separately.
Any tops without threads or with clip tops or nozzles cannot be processed and must go in your yellow recycling bin.
Our collection is being held until transportation is arranged by Envision, the creators of this program to convert Your Tops into prosthetic hands for child amputees around the world using 3D printer technology.
We have many people helping us in this endeavour, from small businesses to school children who collect the caps to pass on to us rather than let them end up in landfill.
People such as the staff of Castello Café Bar in Buderim, Healthworks Bundilla & keen students from Buderim Mountain State School.
If you would like to help collect or have caps to donate please contact Lion Garry on 0411 256 449