Waukee Elementary Students Repurpose Plastic Bags Into Outdoor Furniture
WAUKEE, Iowa -- Students at one Waukee Community School are learning how recycling materials can be repurposed into something new. It started when a parent volunteer and teachers at Brookview Elementary started asking second grade students how they recycle at home. Parent volunteer Ashley Thoreson said, “We sat down with the kids and really wanted to take them from start to finish with this project. Learn their recycling habits at home. What they already knew about the issue of plastic bag waste. I was really surprised that 7 and 8 year olds already knew that plastic bags a big problem in landfills.”