Students Recycle Caps for a Picnic Table!

All plastic caps - sorted and ready to be recycled.

What do you do with over a half ton of plastic caps? You recycle them into an eight-foot long picnic table!

The students at Ss. Robert and William School did just that - they collected caps last September through December. Plastic caps from pop bottles, milk jugs, butter tubs, shampoo bottles were collected and sorted. The school and parish community saved and donated as well as several Cleveland Clinic Facilities around Northeast Ohio, with the help of their on-site Green Teams.

Spearheaded by the Girl Scout Troops of Ss. Robert and William, the school collected a whopping 1,451 POUNDS of plastic caps! All this plastic was taken to Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, Indiana and recycled into an 8 foot picnic table to be placed at the new playground at the school. The Cadette Troops purchased a matching trash receptacle for the playground as well.

For more information about how you can recylce plastic caps into benches with the ABC program at Greentree Plastics, please visit their website:

Jamie Zagar

Co-Leader of Brownie Troop 71022 and Board Member of Ss. Robert and William School Parents Association.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 6:16 PM, 09.08.2015