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Teens Create Lifesaving Mats

Teenagers in San Antonio, Texas are transforming used plastic grocery bags into sleeping mats for the city’s homeless population. Approximately 800 plastic bags are woven into each sleeping mat in a process that takes 15-20 hours to complete. Despite the time intensive nature of the project, students in the organization Teens Give Back SATX are dedicated to helping the homeless population and limiting the city’s plastic waste. The sleeping mats keep individuals from laying on the ground, giving them an added layer of protection that can save lives in freezing temperatures. Teens Give Back SATX has woven over 50 sleeping mats so far, and is encouraging others to join in their mission to turn trash into something meaningful for those in need. 

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