Biz backs (re)cycling

2015-10-20 06:00
James Kantor and Andre Daniels, Just Junk director and store manager respectively, with Bicycling Empowerment Network’s Megan Pringle. 

astrid februarie

James Kantor and Andre Daniels, Just Junk director and store manager respectively, with Bicycling Empowerment Network’s Megan Pringle. PHOTO: astrid februarie

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As part of a social responsibility campaign a Wynberg business has donated several clothing mannequins to Bicycling Empowerment Network (Ben) to help the organisation raise funds.

Ben will be using the mannequins at several cycle shops in Cape Town during Transport Month this month.

Megan Pringle, fundraiser for Ben, says the mannequins from Wynberg’s Just Junk will be proudly displaying Ben cycle wear, which cyclists can purchase as a means of supporting the organisation.

“The ‘repurposing’ of these ‘junk’ mannequins aligns with Ben’s principles of lowering one’s carbon footprint through encouraging the use of bicycles. We pride ourselves on being a socially responsible and green organisation,” Pringle says.

She says Just Junk regularly supports several local organisations and she feels this is a fun and quirky way to acknowledge them for their generosity, as well as highlighting Transport Month and eco-mobility.

James Kantor, director of Just Junk, says it was a pleasure to donate the mannequins to Ben as his company endeavours to recycle, donate and reuse goods which the general public entrusts to it to dispose of.

Pringle says Ben was established in 2002 to inspire more people to use bicycles, thereby instilling a cycling culture in South Africa for people from all walks of life.

“Bicycles have the ability to transform lives in so many ways.”

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