BOURBON — In the last year, the Triton Elementary students, along with the help of the Triton community collected over 4,000 pounds of plastic bottle caps. This community project served multiple purposes. It met the need of adding benches and picnic tables to the school campus. It also saved over 4,000 pounds of waste from going into a local landfill.
This project taught the students, once again, that when people work together to accomplish a goal, great things can be achieved. They also learned how recycling can help our planet Earth.
Several products were made from the recycled bottle caps including a blue bench that will be the “Buddy Bench” on the elementary playground. Any student needing someone to play with simply takes a seat on the “Buddy Bench”. This lets the other students know that student on the bench is looking for someone to play with at recess. This will help students learn to include others.