“The initiative is currently active in three areas – Khayelitsha, Gugulethu and Kraaifontein,” he said. “Beneficiaries feel like they have a purpose by collecting a PET bottle for their bowl of soup and bread – and they are learning about the impact of plastic waste on the environment at the same time.”
Venter said the money raised from the sale of the recyclable PET was spent on fuel to deliver more meals to more people. About 50,000 beneficiaries currently receive hot meals from the initiative weekly, he added.
Of the initiative’s most urgent need, Venter said: “Right now my concern is transport. I am desperately looking for a permanent transport solution to deliver the meals to the communities.
“I have big plans for #FoodForPlastic, which is working well and is set to become one of the best ways to both feed people and recycle plastic at the same time.”
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