A sales promotion by a plastic water tank manufacturer and the body that represents Australia's plastics industry will help deliver clean water to people in Third World countries.
Linpac Rotational Mouldings Pty. Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia, and the Melbourne-based Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association launched the Tankaid project in January.
PACIA Chief Executive Michael Catchpole said the project involved a discount offer to PACIA members that encouraged them to buy a Linpac tank, with 5 percent of the price going to the WaterAid Australia charity.
Melbourne-based WaterAid operates in 17 countries in Africa, Asia and throughout the Pacific region to provide disadvantaged communities with clean water, sanitation systems and hygiene education.
Linpac General Manager Chris Phillips said more than 30 tanks were sold through the promotion when it closed at the end of March. WaterAid will receive a US$4,110 donation from the groups.
Linpac Rotational Mouldings, part of Linpac Group Ltd. of Birmingham, England, manufactures linear low density polyethylene tanks, using food-grade pigments in sizes from 156 gallons for domestic use to 11,700 gallons for farms. It operates plants across Australia.
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