Phillip Island Community and Learning Centre 
56-58 Church Street, Cowes  VIC  3922

5952 1131

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Bread Tags for Wheelchairs


Bread Tags for Wheelchairs is a community program where individuals and organisations collect bread tags to be sold to plastics recycling companies (Australia’s company of choice is Transmutation, located in South Australia). There, the bread tags are repurposed into a range of products such as seedling trays, picture frames, door knobs, coat hangers and more. That’s not all though – the money earned from selling the tags is used to buy wheelchairs for people who can’t afford them (purchased through local pharmacies). How’s that for a circular economy?

Plastic Free Phillip Island and San Remo team has jumped on board this positive initiative - and they’re asking the rest of the community to as well.  All you need to do is hold onto your tags and, every now and again, take them to PICAL reception and they'll make sure they are delivered.

Blurb from Plastic Free Phillip Island and San Remo website

Calling all bread lovers!  Whether you’re a wholemeal, seeded grain, gluten free, thick sliced, thin sliced, bun, roll or english muffin type of person, there’s something you all have in common.  And we want it!

Hint: It’s these tiny, colourful pieces of poison… whoops, we mean plastic.  
We know many of you avoid bread in plastic bags and choose paper or reusable bread bags instead.

But this is for the odd occasions; the “I forgot the bread and the bakery has already closed” supermarket dashes, where collecting one of these tags is inevitable. In those cases, we want you to hold onto them for us.

Why do we want them?

  1. Because they can’t be properly recycled and are ending up in landfill, causing harm to our native wildlife and wreaking havoc on the marine environment.

  2. Because a charity called Bread Tags For Wheelchairs is reusing them for wonderful things!