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Wonder awards schools exercise equipment

Wonder awards exercise equipment to schools

Bread brand Wonder has rewarded five schools with exercise equipment made from 90 per cent of recycled plastic material.

The giveaway comes after the 2021 launch of the Wonder Recycling Rewards program, which saw over 400,000 children and 1000 schools recycle bread bags and soft plastics.

As a result, 6036 kg of soft plastics were collected, saving 1.7 m bread bags possibly ending up in landfill.

Wonder partnered with Replas to produce the equipment, which used 2 to 3 tonnes of the plastic collected through the Wonder Recycling Rewards program.

The plastic is recycled into Polyrok, a sustainable recycled plastic aggregate in concrete.

Wonder’s initiative works alongside its introduction of cardboard bread tags with the goal of removing 50 m of small plastic pieces from the annual waste stream.

Wonder has also reduced the plastic content of its bags by 25 per cent which has saved about 400 tonnes of plastic from being created every year.

The brand’s bread bags are also 100 per cent recyclable through REDcycle.

Similarly, in line with Wonder’s mission to fuel active children, the brand continues to partner with not-for-profit Eat Up Australia to assist kids with lunch support by donating 1000 loaves of Wonder bread each week.

Eat Up gives more than 400,000 free lunches each year to children across Australia who would go without otherwise.

Every week, volunteers produce nearly 10,000 sandwiches to be sent to schools ready to toast and serve to kids.

For more information, please visit Wonder’s website.

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