At the end of every Federal election there are always metres and metres of plastic wrap leftover, instead of putting them into landfill Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta has found a very important use for the material in Africa.
Mr Vasta said following the 2013 election he spoke to David Forde at Wynnum Christian Community Church about what they could do with the plastic wrap.
“I was glad to have been able to donate the materials over the last 3 elections to David and the team to use in conjunction with their living hope program in Zambia.”
“Last week I met with David and donated more than 60 rolls of plastic wrap which will be transported to Chingola, Zambia and used as weed matting for agriculture crops and waterproofing in village buildings and roofs.”
David from Wynnum Christian community church said the donation is very much appreciated and will be put to good use at the Fipuya Training farm.
“The wrap will be used as part of the farmer training program in the rural parts of Chingola teaching locals and school students about farming and producing crops.”
The local church has two containers filled with books, clothes, furniture, bedding, tools and of course election wrap which will be sent to Chingola in September.
Each container costs the church almost $15,000 to put together and send and this is achieved through donations and the good will of the local community.
To make a donation or to find out more about how you can help please call David Forde on 3396 7444.