Northgate Self-Storage of Randburg, South Africa, is supporting the Owl Rescue Centre of Hartbeespoort, a resort town north of Johannesburg. The storage facility at 220 Elsecar St. will serve as a drop-off location for the donation of plastic bottles, which will be cut up, processed and turned into bat, bee and owl houses.
“With the amount of plastic landing up in the oceans, we brainstormed how we can also make a difference and this is what we came up with,” said Brendan Murray, co-founder of Owl Rescue, which is seeking 200 tons of plastic bottles. Each house requires about 650 containers. The plastic is melted and put through a hydraulic press to create the animal house, according to the source.
Owl Rescue is encouraging community members, schools and companies to participate in the collection effort. Additional drop-off sites have been established at businesses in Cape Town, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Johannesburg, North West Province and Northern Cape, South Africa, according to its Facebook page.
Several self-storage facilities supported animal causes and other charities during the winter holidays. AmeriStor Self Storage held its annual “Santa Paws Holiday Market” in Killeen, Texas. The dog- and kid-friendly event featured gifts and services for people and pets as well as information about local animal rescues. All proceeds benefited Emancipet Killeen, a nonprofit veterinary clinic that provides spay/neuter and other pet services.