“We are a group who care about people experiencing homelessness. We take grocery bags and outer milk bags and turn them into sleeping mats.”
About Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Our goal is to keep as much as possible out of landfills and repurpose it for a better purpose! If anyone else in London is collecting stuff for the same reason, please let us know so we can help you.
Portable sleeping surfaces can be made out of plastic bags. These sleeping mats will remain in the London area. There are numerous advantages to using a plastic bag mat:
- For persons sleeping on the ground, it serves as an insulating covering and a source of warmth.
- The mat is lightweight, easy to clean, and insect-proof.
- It recycles single-use plastic bags, preventing them from ending up in landfills.
- They’re very cheap to construct, requiring only some provided time, donated plastic bags, and the purchase of a crochet hook.
Egg cartons are collected and repurposed by our local egg farmers. The mascara wands are used to brush little animals in animal shelters. Crayola receives the markers and converts them into electricity as well as wax compounds for asphalt and roofing tiles. The spent batteries are sent to a local school for recycling.
Wax crayons are melted down and used to make crayon moulds for underprivileged children and schools.
We offer a number of drop stations throughout the city to make contactless drop off more convenient. For any and all donations, there is a bin/tote on the porch at all locations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.