Vaal Mall joins local businesses to recycle for learning with the Rec-E Bag Project

At Vaal Mall, ‘Mandela Day is Every Day’. Vaal Mall and its partners have launched an exciting and inspiring community project to encourage community building and spread goodwill on a regular basis - not only once a year.

Working with Vaal Compu Signs, Models and Dance Unlimited, Canvas Clinic, Early Childhood Development and Miss & Mr Vaal 2013, Vaal Mall started a long-term project that manufactures school bags from old PVC used for its billboards.

On Thursday 16 January 2014, a total of 220 handmade, recycled school bags was presented to the children of four local primary schools. Each bag was furnished with basic stationery needed by primary school children.

“We’re really excited to be part of the home-grown initiative with local businesses and our community and to help make a positive difference to our world and our children. We encourage everyone to join us,” says Carla de Villiers of Vaal Mall Marketing.

She explains that the project has two important goals. By recycling it benefits the environment and focuses on sustainability, creating a platform to educate youngsters about the importance of caring for the environment. Secondly, the bags will help children in their daily school activities.

The team has set themselves a challenging goal. “We aimed to complete 220 bags before 16 January 2014 and we are proud to have achieved the goal and hand out all the bags to four schools in our community,” says de Villiers.

For more information, you are welcome to contact Carla de Villiers on 016 910 0100 or via email on

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