Members and friends collected bottle caps, which we will then sell and from the income that we make from selling these bottle caps, we will use it to purchase an infant incubator for a hospital in the North East of Thailand.
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aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.”
Inspired by a similar project in Bulgaria, our idea is to collect plastic bottle caps through our network of companies, organisations, clubs and groups working in the trash field (such as Trash Hero). We would also approach consumer businesses like hotels and restaurants, as well as places like spas, tourist attractions and schools.
HOW IT WORKS
Logistically, we would collect caps in plastic 5-litre bottles, which hold 100 caps or the equivalent of 1 kilo each. The collected caps would then be sold while the bottles themselves are sent to recycling facilities. One kilo of plastic caps can earn 15 baht and the funds raised will be used to purchase an infant incubator for a rural hospital in need. We would require 6,666 kilos of plastic for one incubator as each unit costs over 100,000 baht.
SIB Plastic Caps for Life is a new project by the Soroptimist International Club of Bangkok. It falls under our Climate Change Initiative, with the goal of promoting greater environmental sustainability while serving and boosting the welfare of people who have limited access to adequate healthcare.