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Plastics will be collected around Antioch College and at the Wellness Center through Jan. 1 to be recycled into prosthetic devices.

Plastics will be collected around Antioch College and at the Wellness Center through Jan. 1 to be recycled into prosthetic devices.

Donate to plastics drive

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Form5 Prosthetics Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating eco-friendly plastic prosthetics devices, has begun at plastics drive at Antioch College. The drive will collect plastics #5, #6 and #7, and collection boxes are located around the Antioch College campus at Olive Kettering Library, the Arts and Sciences Building, McGregor Hall, South Hall, WYSO and the Wellness Center.

Plastics will be collected through Jan. 1. Those planning to donate are reminded that only certain types of plastic can be accepted during the drive. Most plastics are marked with a number on the bottom of the item, indicating which plastic they’re made from:

• #5, polypropylene — bottle caps, yogurt and margarine containers, plastic takeout containers typically used at Tom’s, etc.
• #6, polystyrene — plastic cutlery, packing peanuts, clamshell takeout containers, etc.
• #7, other (BPA, polycarbonate and LEXAN) — miscellaneous.

Form5 Prosthetics was founded by Aaron Westbrook, an Antioch College student. For more information on Form5, visit http://www.form5prostheticsinc.org.

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Donate to plastics drive

by YS News Staff