STAMFORD, Conn. (WTNH) -- Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy, volunteers are still working to help some communities get back on their feet.
"They're going to be put to good use instead of being in a landfill, which is a great thing for the environment and for the community," said John Caturano, Nestle volunteer.
Once water bottles are now becoming 100 picnic tables, all to be given to Stamford-area parks and non-profits. That's what volunteers at Nestle Waters North America are putting together today.
"This came about by a project coming up, that we were going to build picnic tables with actual lumber," said Nestle volunteer Joel Smith. "And, I was on the bottle recycling team at that time, and they said, 'Well, instead of doing it with lumber, why don't we use our water bottles?'"
Four are going to the Bartlett Arboretum.
"We have picnic tables all throughout the property," said Todd DuPont, Bartlett Arboretum. "The property is 91 acres, so we're going to try to create a little picnic area for families and visitors somewhere in the 20 acres of garden collections."
It takes 1,200 bottles to build each one of the picnic tables.
"They're made from high-density polyethylene, which is otherwise known as H.D.P.E. If you look on the bottom of a bottle, sometimes you see the number 2," said Smith. "That's the kind of content it's made from."
Smith continued on to say, "The tables that are going to the beaches are replacing the ones that were washed out by Sandy. The city actually was going to replace them, but instead they're getting our beautiful tables to put down there, made by people from Stamford for the city of Stamford."
Quenching a desire to give back.
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