Students Use Plastic Bags to Make Mats for Homeless
PLEASANT HILL, Iowa -- We've all seen those plastic bags blowing around in the wind, getting stuck in trees and fences. A metro fifth grade class saw that firsthand when students visited Metro Waste Authority's landfill. They decided to put those bags to use and help others. Students at Four Mile Elementary are making mats with strips of plastic cut from plastic bags. "We're working on these looms that are mats that homeless people can lay on," said 5th grade student Jenevieve Kuriki.