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Students in Perry Co., MO use recycle bottle tops to make park benches

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PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Students at Perry County Middle School participated in a project that teachers hope will kickstart their interest in recycling.

The students gathered plastic bottle tops to make two park benches.

It takes 10 55-gallon bags full of bottle tops to make one bench.

The entire community is behind the project.

"The community is very excited," said Cheryl Layton, eighth grade language arts teacher. "We've had a lot of phone calls, people willing to sponsor, people willing to collect caps or bring caps in, so I think it is going to go over very well."

Students hope to gather enough bottle tops to make two benches by the end of the school year.

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