MERCERSBURG, Pa. -- It could be described as the ultimate recycling project, taking a product that usually harms the environment and using it instead for nature's benefit.
A James Buchanan High School class is collecting 2,000 plastic bottles to do just that. The students hope to build a greenhouse out of 2-liter bottles; construction is expected to begin this spring.
Seth Gilbert, a senior, summed up his classmates' sentiments when he talked about what they're most looking forward to after months of collecting bottles.
"I just want to build it," he said.
The computer-aided design class started learning about eco-friendly projects in the fall. Some of the students found Internet references to a method of building a greenhouse in which bamboo rods are inserted through stacked soda bottles.