Lids for Kids transforms bottle caps into prosthetic limbs

Teachers and students at the Crookwell High School are collecting recycled bottle caps which will be transformed into prosthetic hands or arms.

The project by charitable organisation Envision uses 3D printing software to build aids for kids with a disability in under-serviced countries.

Vision: Recycled bottle caps are being transformed into prosthetic limbs for kids. Photo: Krizjohn Rosales

Vision: Recycled bottle caps are being transformed into prosthetic limbs for kids. Photo: Krizjohn Rosales

The school joined the project to help the environment, help kids with a disability and support Envision who employs disadvantaged people.

The next time you take a lid off a soft drink, milk or water bottle or a bread clip for example save it to support a worthy cause.

Tops labelled with either a No 2 or 4 in the recycle triangle can be donated, as well as those without markings. Tops which cannot be processed include those with additional plastic or metal attached.

In Canberra, father Tim Miller launched Lids for Kids to help collect recycled caps and clips his aim is to reach 250,000.

Contributions can be made to the CHS office which will then be given to Lids for Kids.