1,620 pounds of plastic completes project

FINISH PROJECT–Christ Our Savior alumni Lindsey Harbaugh and Lexi Luebkemann are pictured with a load of plastic lids. The pair worked for two years to collect the lids to be turned into picnic tables and trash cans for the school.

It’s taken two years, but the Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School’s campus just got another upgrade. 

Lindsey Harbaugh and Lexi Luebkemann started a project to collect plastic lids and caps to trade in for a new picnic table and two trash cans. They started this while they were still students at COSLHS in 2016-17, but stuck with it as alumni to get the job done.

Harbaugh is currently serving our county in the Navy and Luebkemann is a freshman at Lake Land College in Mattoon.

The pair worked with GreenTree Recycling out of Evansville, IN, who has a process of grinding, melting and dying the plastics and turning them into benches, tables and other items.

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