SRC Bread Tag Recycling Project

17 February 2020
SRC Bread Tag Recycling Project

Last Year, our Student Representative Council and Interfaith Ambassador students’ groups took the initiative to collect Bread Tags to help save the environment. We were successful in collecting a total of 10,831 plastic bread tags from all four houses.

This year, we are continuing to collect “bread tags” as an ongoing project to help save them from going into landfill and helping people who cannot afford a wheelchair to get one. The project is open for the rest of the 2020.

We all use bakery items with tags on them. These tags are made of high impact polystyrene (type 6 plastic) which is denser than many other types of plastic, making them compact which are recycled, being made into seedling trays, door knobs, coasters and floor tiles. Bread Tags for Wheelchairs has been running in South Africa since 2006. Australia has been helping them with this cause.

The Australian recycling company "Transmutation – Reuse, Reduce, Recycle", based in South Australia, have agreed to regularly buy batches of tags from Melbourne’s “Aussie Bread Tags office” for recycling purposes. Most tags are recycled in Australia while others will be sent to South Africa. The proceeds are used to provide wheelchairs for the needy with the funds remitted to South Africa. 500 kg of bread tags will help to purchase 2- 3 wheel chairs for someone in need.

All we need to do is to get a jar at home and throw your tags in. When you have accumulated enough bread tags, bring them to school and drop them off into your House-coloured Bread Jars based in your classrooms.

With every bread tag donated, you have also contributed 1 House Point.

2019 House Points Results:

  • Yellow Marwa House: 4015 points
  • Green Mina House: 2893 points
  • Red Safa House: 2301 points
  • Arafat Blue House: 1622 points

Bread tags of bakery items, potatoes bags and onion bags are all welcome. We are not collecting bread ties because these are metal surrounded by plastic and so not suitable for recycling.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact SRC Coordinator Ms Noori, College and Vice- Captains Balaj Elahi and Bilal Ghouse or any SRC or interfaith members.