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American Legion Auxiliary Turns Plastic Bags into Mats for Homeless Veterans

Each sleeping mat is made from 900 bags and takes approximately 60 hours to make.

American Legion Auxiliary, the world’s largest women’s patriotic service organization, is transforming plastic bags into sleeping mats for homeless veterans, ultimately diverting waste from landfill and doing a good deed.

Each mat is made from 900 bags and takes approximately 60 hours to make. To date, 56 sleeping mats have been made and the organization is always accepting plastic bag donations to create more mats.

IllinoisHomepage.com has more information:

Plastic bags are littering landfills across the country.

A group is giving them a new use. They're weaving them into mats for homeless veterans.

"We were looking for a project that would bind the community together."

And what better way than take something many consider trash and give it a purpose.

Read the full story here.

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