Plastic bags used to create sleeping mats for homeless

Plastic bags used to create sleeping mats for homeless


HASN’T NOTICED ANY DOWNTURN IN SCRATCH TICKET SALES THERE. RECYCLING PLASTIC BAGS NOT ONLY HELPS THE ENVIRONMENT BUT PROVIDES COMFORT FOR THE HOMELESS HERE IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS. PLASTIC BAGS ARE PROCESSED IN BALLS OF “PLARN,” PLASTIC YARN. VOLUNTEERS AT THE CHICOPEE SENIOR CENTER THEN CROCHET AND KNIT THE “PLARN” INTO STURDY MATS THAT ARE DONATED TO THE NEEDY. AND IT TAKES A LOT OF EFFORT… AND MATERIAL. ELAINE SCOTT AND HER VOLUNTEERS SPEND 80 HOURS WORKING ON JUST ONE SIX FOOT LONG MAT.. IT MAY TAKE A THOUSAND BAGS TO MAKE A MAT AND AT LEAST A THOUSAND BY THE TIME YOU CUT THEM UP, IT TAKES PROBABLY 50 BALLS OF PLAYON, THEY CALL IT.. MORE THAN A DOZEN MATS WERE GIVEN TO THE HOMELESS AT LORRAINE’S KITCHEN IN CHICOPEE THIS AFTERNOON. THEY ALSO CONDUCTED A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR HOMELESS MEN AND WOMEN WHO

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