EMC contributing to Envision Hands Project
With each round of coffees, a milk cap was tossed but that’s all about to change at EMC Group Geelong! Our bright milk caps will no longer fill our bins (or landfill) but instead be donated to the Envision Hands initiative.

What does Envision Do?

Envision is an organisation working on supplying exciting and engaging work experiences for disadvantaged job seekers and has commenced the ‘Envision Hands’ project. Partnering with Rotary, Envision are turning collected plastic bottle caps into prosthetic limbs for those in need.

What we’re doing to help!

Here at EMC Group Geelong, we are proud to support such an important cause! With caps being collected from The Pier, Wah Wah Gee, Wah Bah, Edge, Dennys Kitchen and Lambys, we’re expected to be saving over 25,440 caps from landfill each year!

The prosthetic limbs are produced through a 3D printing process which requires a minimum of 400 caps to produce one prosthetic hand. With this in mind EMC Group Geelong aims to produce 65 in the next 12 months!

As most bottle caps end as waste, Envision are leading the way to a more sustainable future and we plan to jump on board. With schools and organisations like EMC Group contributing across Australia, over 350,000 bottle tops have been collected! But the hunt isn’t over! The goal is to reach the first target of 1,000,000 bottle tops!

The project is still aiming to not only collect over a million caps, but to grow and achieve their goals which include:

  1. Funding the logistics of the Australia Wide cap collection
  2. Purchasing additional Shrudder Machines to process the multitude of caps that are collected
  3. Research and Development
  4. Training for future employment opportunities & creating a resource for teaching

This in combination with our ‘no straw’ initiative (that saves 100,000 straws from landfill!), we are stepping closer to a sustainable future for our current and future generations.For more information about the Envision Hands initiative head to their website here or check out the Helping Hands Facebook Page to start collecting today!