RADFORD – The Radford Chamber of Commerce has collected 565 pounds of plastic bags that will soon become a new bench for the Triangle Plaza pocket park.
The new bench will arrive in about two months, and now the Chamber is continuing the effort, hoping to collect another 500 pounds for a second bench. Ameriprise Financial, the Radford Chamber office, Eleven West and Sherwin Williams Radford are serving as collection points for people to drop off plastic bags, from grocery bags to bread bags, as well as bubble wrap and other plastic items. Those items are then turned over to Trex, a company that makes benches from recycled plastic.
“We reached our 500 pound-collection goal and will receive a sustainably sourced bench that we are placing in the chamber adopted spot, Triangle Plaza,” said Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ciara Harris. “Now we are going to go for another 500 pounds for another sustainable bench to be placed in the city. Our new goal date is August 17th. You drop off, we do the rest.”
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