GV Health supports Lids4Kids
Published at: 20 Sep 2019
GV Health's dining room houses a wheelie bin of a different kind.
The enormous bin is getting more and more full each day, packed with plastic lids of all different sizes and colours.
Placed there by GV Health ICU ward clerk Julie Henderson, the bin's contents will be passed onto the Lids4Kids campaign, which helps with the collection of the lids and spreads the word about recycling.
Ms Henderson said the campaign was being ran locally through Marg Redmond and sees the lids be melted down into prosthetic limbs for disadvantaged children.
Speaking to the Shepparton News recently, Ms Redmond said she would do everything in her power to spread the message worldwide.
‘‘This is our rubbish and landfill that we’re throwing in the bin and into the ocean every day,’’ she said.
‘‘Donating unwanted lids is a simple thing everyone can be a part of.’’
Ms Henderson said she would be busily sorting the lids into colours and according to numbers in the coming weeks through her position with the Merrigum Lions Club.
She said the club would store and sort the lids before passing them onto Ms Redmond who arranged for them to be passed onto not-for-profit organisation Envision.
Lids4Kids accepts rinsed milk bottle, soft drink and water bottle lids. Pop-up lids, Vegemite lids, coffee pods, wine bottle lids, plastic rings and plastic inserts cannot be accepted.
● For information, check out the Lids4Kids — Northern Victoria Facebook page.