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Zwaanendael Museum seeks plastic recyclables through March

Donations to offset purchase of recycled-plastic bench
January 13, 2021

The Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes is seeking donations of plastic bottles and bags that will be used to offset the purchase price of a recycled-plastic bench to be placed outside its front entrance.

Receptacles for collecting plastic bottles and plastic bags have been placed in the area where the bench will eventually be located. People interested in helping the museum should place their plastic items in the proper receptacle through March 2021.

The museum plans to unveil its new bench on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22.

The museum’s bench is manufactured by Eco Plastic Products of Delaware, a Wilmington-based nonprofit that collects discarded plastic and converts it into useful and sustainable products. It will be six feet long and weigh 127 pounds. If the museum collects the weight of the bench in plastic recyclables, it will receive a discount of $31.75, or 25 cents per pound, off the bench’s price tag while also supporting the goal expressed in Eco Plastic’s slogan: Saving the Oceans One Plastic Bag at a Time.

For more information about the project, email zmuseum@delaware.gov or call 302-645-1148.

Zwaanendael Museum is at 102 Kings Highway, Lewes.

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