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Girl guides and girl scouts across the Western Cape have made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

They've created the world’s longest string of plastic bottle lids.

Ranger leader for Bothasig, Tanya Prinsloo says they managed to create a string of 121 600 lids, measuring 1.3km.

There were about 300 girls there, friends and family came over to support, it was an incredible sight.

Tanya Prinsloo, Girl Guides Ranger Leader for Bothasig

This wasn't just about the world record. We recycled over 2.5 tons of plastic....

Tanya Prinsloo, Ranger leader for Bothasig

All the money raised from the recycling will go to Operation Smile, an organisation that helps perform cleft palate surgeries on thousands of children around the world.

According to Prinsloo, the girls managed to raise money for at least one operation.

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Local girl guides break Guinness World Record - but can you guess what for?

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