With each round of coffees, a milk cap was tossed but that’s all about to change at some of our favourite hot spots around Geelong.
The EMC Group Geelong have decided to start donating their milk caps to the Envision Hands Initiative – an organisation that works on supplying exciting and engaging work experiences for disadvantaged job seekers. Now partnering with Rotary, Envision are turning these coloured bottle caps into prosthetic limbs for those in need.
Caps will be collected from The Pier, Wah Wah Gee, Wah Bah, Edge, Dennys Kitchen and Lambys, with an expectation of over 25,440 caps to be saved from landfill every year.
The prosthetic limbs are produced though a 3D printing process, which requires a minimum of 400 caps to create one prosthetic hand. Keeping this in mind, the EMC Group Geelong are aiming to produce 65 in the next 12 months.
Envision are leading the way to a more sustainable future, so far with 350,000 bottle tops being collected from schools and organisations across Australia. The goal is to reach the first target of 1,000,000 bottle tops.
This goes together with the EMC groups ‘no straw’ initiative (which has saved 100,000 straws from landfill), they are stepping in the right direction to a sustainable future for the current and future generations.
For more information about the Envision Hands initiative head to their website or check out the Helping Hands Facebook Page to start collecting today!
Written by Chloe Cicero