Here is how the project went:
It took 7 months for Justin to collect 200 pounds of plastic caps to recycle into a buddy benchJustin collected caps from his family, friends, classmates, neighbors, YMCA, Staples Center, Walgreens and people even mailed them in from other states. The project took place from September 2019 to April 2019.
Through this project I/we learned:
We learned about the different types of plastics. We learned about staying determined and not giving up. We learned how to work together with the community.
What I/we might change:
If we did this project again. We would find another recycling center to melt the plastic into a bench. It was a lot of work getting all the 200 pounds of caps from Los Angeles to Indiana and then the bench back.
My/our favorite part of this project was:
The best part of the project was working with the community and reaching the 200 pounds goal. And getting plastic caps from the Staples Center at the Elton John concert. It is also great to see the bench at Justin's school in Los Angeles
Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:
The tricks are to stay positive and don't be afraid to ask businesses for help.