Foil Ball - New Recycling Campaign at Brightwater
A new recycling campaign called Foil Ball Record Attempt will be launched at The Brightwater Commons on Thursday 1st April.
The campaign, aimed at creating an awareness for recycling and waste management, will see a giant soccer ball structure erected on the grassy area outside of the centre's Woolworths store. Schools, businesses, and the general public will be encouraged to deposit their used aluminium foil at the ball deposit point. This will be an attempt to break the record for the most recycled aluminium foil in the SA Book of Records. The current record stands at 732kg and the aim is to beat this by collecting 750kg of used aluminium foil.
Parties depositing their used aluminium foil will stand the chance of winning various prizes. For every deposit of 50g, one can fill in an entry form for deposit into a lucky draw. At the end of each month, from April to June, a draw will take place and one supporter of recycling will win R20 000 in cash. Every entrant also stands the chance of winning a Chana Benni 1300cc Exclusive to the value of R89 900. And as for schools - a grand cash prize of R15 000 from Zibi Environmental will be awarded to the school that collects the largest amount of used aluminium foil.
The Foil Ball recycling campaign will also be used as a fund raising initiative for the Lehae La Tshepo Centre in Windsor, that caters for children from the Windsor community. This will be done through the selling of advertising space on the panels of the soccer ball, as well as on the panels of the collar at the base of the ball. At the close of the campaign on Saturday 31st July, the soccer ball filled with used aluminium foil will be purchased by Zimalco, a division of the Zimco Group - an aluminium company. These funds will also go the the Lehae La Tshepo Centre.
Says Winton Woodrooffe (Director of Communications at Lehae La Tshepo Centre), who developed the Foil Ball concept, "In addition to raising funds for the aftercare centre, we hope to create an awareness of waste management amongst children. If they are motivated they may influence their parents who will hopefully influence the community in general".
The soccer ball structure, sponsored by Hulamin, will be 2.5m in diameter. Some of the panels will have 'windows' to allow a view into the centre of the ball.
Assisting with the construction of the ball are Tony Cracknell (of Multi Concepts Events), Tony Patterson (of the Aluminium Federation of South Africa) and Tony Nunes (of Venture Engineering). The ball will be welded together by Bohler using a special thin walled aluminium welding technique.
Schools, businesses and individuals wishing to be part of this project or requiring further information can contact Winton Woodrooffe on 082 379 8760.
For more information, contact Susan on 011 795 1901 or 082 345 2928
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