Turning Plastic Tops Into Art

Turning bottle tops into art… that’s the goal of a new recycling campaign in Suffolk.

Keep Suffolk Beautiful, the Suffolk Art League and the Suffolk Art Gallery have joined forces for this fun project with a purpose.

Residents, businesses and schools are encouraged to participate and it’s really easy to do so. Instead of throwing away plastic tops from products such as soda bottles, milk cartons, salad dressing and toothpaste, collect them. Starting Wednesday, November 15, collection boxes will be placed around the city, at all public libraries, at the East Suffolk Recreation Center, the Whaleyville Community Center and the Suffolk Art Gallery.

They hope to collect at least 6,000 plastic tops of all sizes and colors over the next month or so. Then, a group of artists will use them to make an 8-foot by 4-foot collage of a Suffolk landscape.

The campaign hopes to get people thinking about just how much plastic we use every day and how important it is to recycle it.

Support recycling in our community and take the America Recycles Day pledge at www.americarecyclesday.org/pledge.