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Fantastic! School kids collect thousands of ring pulls for those less fortunate

 

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Halle and her brother Buddy with the ring pulls the collected

 

Two children in Nakhon Si Thammarat have collected more than 8,000 aluminium ring pulls that will be used to help create prosthetics for amputees in Thailand.

 

Halle, 8, and her brother Buddy, 6, embarked on the heartwarming venture after being told at school how the ring pulls can be reused to create prosthetics.

 

The children's British father Chris, who has lived in Kapang Thongsong Nakhon Si Thammarat since 2002 with his Thai wife Laddawan and the children, told Thaivisa how Halle and Buddy first began collecting the ring pulls when they would go and visit their Granddad, Chris’s father, who lives in Ao Nang, Krabi.

 

They started by collecting the ring pulls from cans that had washed up on the beach. Before long they had a collected enough ring pulls to fill a small bag, which they took to school and gave to their teacher. However, they didn’t hear much about it from the school after that.

 

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Halle with her Grandad after collecting ring pulls in Krabi

 

Unperturbed, a determined Halle decided she was going to continue collecting the ring pulls and hand them in herself to Nakhon Si Thammarat Hospital.

 

By now, Halle, Buddy and her granddad were regularly visiting massage huts along the beaches in Krabi and removing the ring pulls from cans.

 

During their school holidays the kids managed to fill three much larger bags, eventually collecting a whopping 8,623 ring pulls!

 

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Halle collecting ring pulls from cans discarded at beaches in Krabi

 

On 7 July, Halle and Buddy handed in the ring pulls to Nakhon Si Thammarat Hospital where they will be recycled for use in prosthetics for people in Thailand.

 

And the kids won't stop there.

 

Halle, who started collecting the ring pulls out of her own free will, has told her father how she plans to collect even more when she stays with her granddad during the next school holidays.

 

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Halle handing over the ring pulls to officials at Nakhon Si Thammarat hospital

 

 
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When my kids went to school the teacher wanted to show them what a million was.  The school collected over a million ring pulls. Not bad for a town of 4,500 people.  Mining town in the northern territory of Australia in the 1990's. Lots of beer drunk there.

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I just wonder, how on earth, they can be using these ring pulls for prostetics? These ring pulls are exactly they same material as the alu can. They are just rolled and stamped...

 

Does anybody know?

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i think the can has a layer with something inside so the beer or soda can last while,and to exspencive to remove,just a guess 

 

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hello, 

 

only the ring and cover are guaranteed 100% aluminum.
For some parts or objects,
must be sustainable and solid.
(Eg chair for motor handicapped)

But the can can be recycled in various ways and more and more we have done in aluminum.

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23 hours ago, Carlos Primeros said:

I just wonder, how on earth, they can be using these ring pulls for prostetics? These ring pulls are exactly they same material as the alu can. They are just rolled and stamped...

 

Does anybody know?

I'm not sure but wasn't this a cruel scam practiced on school children a few years ago in Oz?? Then it was plastic bag ties on bread?

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5 hours ago, sirocco said:

hello, 

 

only the ring and cover are guaranteed 100% aluminum.
For some parts or objects,
must be sustainable and solid.
(Eg chair for motor handicapped)

But the can can be recycled in various ways and more and more we have done in aluminum.

In an investigation in Oz they found that the collection and delivery to Alcoa of aluminium cans were in fact sent to land fill as it's too expensive to recycle the cans, it's cheaper to use raw material!

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