Bottle caps are fully recyclable. Unfortunately, as reported on ABC’s ‘War On Waste’ they aren’t recycled. Bottle caps fall through machinery and get sent to landfill or, in worst case scenarios if attached to a bottle, can explode and force expensive re packing issues. This overlooked waste product is almost entirely made from HDPE (High Density Poly-Ethylene).
This waste is now being used as material for making 3D printed prosthetic limbs for people third-world countries.
Please collect your lids and drop them at the drop off point in the Main Office at Galen. Do your bit for social justice!