Day 50 – On Day 8, it was discussed how you can recycle your bread bags along with your plastic bags at your local Target or grocery store. However, that pesky plastic tag was questionable, recyclable or non-recyclable. Well, I have found the perfect solution for those bread bag tags. While perusing the SCARCE (Day 48) website, I saw that they were collecting bread bag tags for a charity called Danielle Cares for Chairs. This non-profit organization was started by a high school student. They collect plastic tags and then take the tags to a recycling plant where the funds go to purchase wheel chairs for those unable to purchase one on their own. The average cost of a motorized wheelchair can be anywhere from $3,000 to $20,000.
So, a tiny piece of plastic that you have not given much thought about could make a huge difference in someone’s life. A life changing difference brought about by taking a moment to make the very small effort of setting that plastic bread bag tag aside and taking up a collection.
Here’s how you can get those tags to Danielle Cares for Chairs:
- Mail to Danielle Cares for Chairs, 11468 Sutton Place Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032
- Mail or drop your tags at SCARCE, located at 800 S. Rohlwing Road (Route 53), Unit D, Addison, Illinois 60101
- If you know me and/or live in/near the North Center (Chicago) neighborhood, I would be happy to take your plastic tags.
It takes at least 260,000 bread tags to purchase one wheelchair. So, get collecting and be sure to share with family and friends about this organization and encourage them to start collecting, too!
Recycling for a cause is my favorite way to recycle!
Tomorrow, leaving the liquid laundry detergent behind.