Bags pile up at North Mahaska

NEW SHARON – Strolling through the halls of North Mahaska Elementary one will see piles of bags. Bags of all shapes and sizes advertising all kinds of stores – all of which are destined for the landfill – or at least they were.

Enter Friends of Mahaska Conservation.

Friends of Mahaska County Conservation was the recipient of a Build-with-Bags grant from the Iowa Grocers Association earlier this year that promoted the recycling of plastic shopping/grocery bags for the purpose of having plastic furniture made from them. The Friends group is using the grant money for recyclable plastic park benches that are being place in various county conservation parks along with the Environmental Learning Center.  

Find the complete story in the Oct. 17 issue of The Sun. Subscribe by calling 1-800-558-1244 ext 122 or email Deb at or by clicking here.


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