Students & Seniors' Recycling Results in New Bench for School

Students & Seniors' Recycling Results in New Bench for School
Posted on 10/30/2018
Students & Seniors RecyclingMason Early Childhood Center second grade students have partnered with a local senior center, Cottingham Retirement Community, over the last year to save plastic lids. This past summer, over 400 pounds of saved lids were transported to a specialized recycling center, Green Tree Plastics. Green Tree melted the lids and turned them into a new bench for the MECC second grade playground.

"We now have a six foot bench with a back for our second grade playground," shared MECC second grade STEAM teacher Kim Peters.

This year, the second graders are saving lids and working with Matthew 25 Ministry, and once again with Cottingham. The goal? To create another bench for MECC, and to donate a bench to the senior center as well.

"The students love the project and the new bench that was added to the playground," added Peters. "Many of the students collected the plastic lids needed for the project from aunts, uncles and grandparents, and parents are collecting them at work. Matthew 25 Ministries is also helping us with our lid collection."
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