Backus Lions recycle 2,600 pounds of plastic wrap
Recycled plastic earned benches to be installed throughout town
BACKUS — Since May 2020, the Backus Lions have been collecting plastic wrap, keeping about 2,600 pounds of plastic out of local landfills.
The Lions saved enough plastic to earn five Trex Outdoor Furniture benches and are working on their sixth.
Of the benches earned, three were donated to the Pine Mountaineer Senior Center in Backus to replace the older wooden benches outside the building.
The fourth bench will be donated to Foothills Christian Academy in Backus as a thank you for letting the Lions use part of their building for storing and sorting the plastic.
It is anticipated that the fifth bench will be donated to the Country Garden Center in Backus as a thank you for donating patio urns for the Lions Fly-In Pancake Breakfast raffles.
The Backus Lions thank all the local businesses who allowed them to put plastic drop boxes in their buildings, and Godfrey’s for giving them all the stretch wrap from their merchandise orders.
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