Kilmore Physiotherapy Centre is calling on the community to collect plastic bottle caps to help a not-for-profit group create 3D printed prosthetic hands for children in need.

Envision is participating in the world-wide community making prosthetic hands and arms for children in under-serviced countries impacted by accidents, disease or war.

The major difference in Envision’s project is the use of recycled plastic that will benefit the environment.

Kilmore Physiotherapy Centre physiotherapist Kiersten Audehm said the centre had been collecting caps for a couple of weeks now.

“We’ve been collecting any plastics that’s rated two or four in size. So bottle caps or plastics with the number ‘2’ or ‘4’ inside the recycle sign will work,” she said.

“Our director Marg found out about the initiative at La Trobe University. The closest point for drop off is in Thomastown, so the community can drop them off at our centre in Kilmore and Marg will take them to Thomastown.”

The world first initiative will process the bottle caps into the materials used in a 3D printer.

The artificial limbs will then be fitted to the child helping them play easier or even swim.

For more information on the initiative, call Kilmore Physiotherapy Centre on 5782 2568.

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  1. this is such an amazing challenge with brilliant results, I am at present searching the Northern Rivers to create a group to collect these caps and send them to you,…. Keep up the great work…Les Smith Cub Scout Leader , Alstonville Scout Group

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