Goal: Buddy Benches for school to eliminate loneliness

Step 1 : Decide what kind of Buddy Bench material. Sammie chose to collect recycled plastic caps and lids and have them melted into Buddy Benches!

Step 1: Decide what kind of Buddy Bench material. Sammie chose to collect recycled plastic caps and lids and have them melted into Buddy Benches!

Collect caps and sort

If you want to do the project like Sammie did get the word out and prepare for caps to pour in! Sammie was able to collect enough caps for 3 benches in just 2 months time!! She contacted area pharmacies, coffee shops, made announcements in school and asked just about anyone she talked to!  

Step 2: Collect enough caps, sort and bag.

Step 2: Collect enough caps, sort and bag.

Bring down caps and pick up buddy benches

Once you have your caps collected and bagged or box get excited because its time for you to bring down your caps and pick up your benches! More detailed info on this process at GreenTree Plastics

 

Step 3: Bring caps and pick up benches!

Step 3: Bring caps and pick up benches!

If you have extra caps share with another school

Sammie had about 600 lbs left over to give to other schools once hers had enough and still continues today to get other schools started with their collection with caps that are still coming in.