Collecting lids for limbs

DALLARNIL State School’s Project Club has been busy collecting plastic bottle lids for a worthwhile cause, Lids4Kids.

The PA Hospital in Brisbane campaign is more special as Tyler Roberts is completing his rehabilitation there.

Five hundred lids will be turned into a prosthesis for a child.
Five hundred lids will be turned into a prosthesis for a child.

The Dallarnil lad, who is also the school’s grounds officer, was involved in a car crash earlier in the year.

School principal Andrea Kelly said it’s been a slow recovery but Tyler was on the road to recovery with rehabilitation and physio.

Project Club president Aeddan White said collecting bottle tops is a worthwhile project – goes to a good cause and not landfill.

Any lids can be dropped off at the Dallarnil school or at the Biggenden Bakery.

What lids can be collected for Lids4Kids program.
What lids can be collected for Lids4Kids program.

What is Lids4Kids?

This wonderful campaign sees the collected plastic bottle lids melted down into 3D printer filament to make prosthetic hands, arms and legs for children.

Firstly the lids are transported to Envision Hands’ warehouse in Melbourne where they are cleaned and organised into colours.

Next, they are shredded and then fed through an extruder, which produces an inklike filament.

That filament is then used in conjunction with 3D software to print the mobility aids.

The first limb went overseas to a hospitalised boy in India.


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