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Bottle caps become park benches

Southern Middle School families helped to collect 300 pounds of plastic bottle caps over the past year. Most lids and caps can’t be recycled in traditional recycling centers so that is 300 pounds of plastic we helped divert from landfills! In June we delivered those caps to Green Tree Plastics- ABC Partnership where they will grind down the plastic and repurpose it into plastic benches and tables. We are excited to have three new benches to use as we convert our garden into an outdoor classroom space in the coming months!

Keep collecting those caps because we would like to be able to get a few more benches over the next year! A huge thanks to Mrs. Turbek who helped facilitate this project with our students!

Bottle caps become park benches

Bottle caps become park benches