Casper helping to sort the tags 🙂

There is now a new collection point for bread tags in Wellington, Candy Ng has very kindly offered to take your tags and then on send to the main hub in Whangarei. Please contact her for more information, details are at the end of the blog.

The Green Goddess Eco Shop & Refill Hub in Hobsonville is still a collection point for bread tags, if you are in the area drop them into us once sorted into colours (no need to do this if you only have a handful or two) and we shall do the rest.

Green Goddess Eco Shop & Refill Hub, 3/3 Workspace Drive, Hobsonville. OPEN Mon – Fri 10am – 4pm and the first Saturday (unless its a public holiday weekend, then it’s the following Saturday) of each month 10am – 2pm. Click here for more information.

If you are not in Hobsonville you can courier your sorted bread tags to Riverhead Scout Group, c/o 20 Alice Street. Riverhead 0820.

Sorting bread tags at home

The lovely whale tail earrings that are produced using recycled tags are now available in new shades (pictured below). Order now – we have blue and white/red in store and online.

The following message is an update from Kelly Vollenhoven from Bread Tags for Wheelchairs NZ:

Kia ora koutou, I hope you are all well and the new year has started off well for you and your whanau. Thank you for all of the awesome mahi you have been doing collecting bread tags!

Earrings made from bread tags
whale tail earrings made from recycled bread tags
Blue Whale Tail Earrings

The Bread Tags For Wheelchairs community organisation is now at over 130 collection points around NZ, which feed into 4 central hubs (Whangarei, Auckland, Wellington and Ashburton, see below).

We have had a keen interest from several small to medium scale plastic designers/manufacturers. ODF launched their first bread tag product last year, Whale Tail Earrings, and are looking at expanding the range soon.  Two other organisations are currently in the testing/factory set up phases, so hopefully they will be successful in creating products out of bread tags.

ODF donates a portion of the profit to Bread Tags For Wheelchairs in South Africa.

A reminder that the recyclers require the bread tags to be clean, and separated by colour.

See below an image of the 7 x style/colour bread tags that are accepted

Remove any stickers if you can.

Throw away any contaminants you find for example rubber bands, paper clips, buttons, any other plastic type, or any dirty/rusty bread tags.

Store the bread tags in pre-loved plastic bags, paper bags or boxes.

Please no bottles/containers with narrow necks, as these are very fiddly for the volunteers to get the bread tags out. Also please no non-recyclable containers. The central hub volunteers would be so appreciative of your assistance with the above in sorting the bread tags into colours before they get to them.

When your collection of bread tags gets too large to manage, take them into a local collection point, information on those are here. Or send them directly to your closest central hub.

The hubs are:

Auckland: Riverhead Scout Group, c/o 20 Alice Street
Riverhead 0820.

Ashburton: Nicci Glanville, 39 Allens Road, Allenton, Ashburton.

Whangarei: Kelly Vollenhoven, 1557 SH14, RD9, Maungatapere, Whangarei 0179. Phone 020 4093 7020 Email: [email protected]

Wellington: Candy Ng. Churton Park (please contact Candy before delivery) Phone 04 478 0176 or 021 0234 6906 Email: [email protected]

Nga mihi, Kelly Vollenhoven – Bread tags for wheelchairs NZ volunteer