Message from the community: Searching for 5,000 plastic bottle caps for a community art project for young people

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ArtWorks for Milwaukee and Northwest Side Community Development Corporation (NWSCDC) collect 5,000 plastic bottle caps for youth-led art project in Green technology station (4101 N. 31st St), and we need your help!

Green Tech Station is a partnership between the NWSCDC and the City of Milwaukee to transform a vacant brownfield site at 4101 N. 31st Street into a green infrastructure demonstration and environmental education destination. This summer, the young interns will create a mosaic of bottle caps at Green Tech Station using plastic bottle caps and other types of hard plastic lids (e.g., peanut butter, mayonnaise, milk, soda, nuts, vitamins, etc.) which will be screwed onto wood panels and mounted on the fence.

Please drop off your to clean plastic bottle caps and other hard plastic lids in a sealed bag or container at one of the following locations at the latest June 1, 2021:

North Coast:

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Century City Tower / office NWSCDC – 4201 N. 27th St

Use the main entrance of the building between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Bay view:

Outpost Health Food Cooperative (Bay View) – 2826 S. Kinnickinnic Ave

Deposit in the bin outside the store

Third quarter:

Marshall Building / Artworks for the Milwaukee Office – 207 E. Buffalo St, # 600

Drop in the trash can on the 6th floor just outside Material Studios

If you’re ready to leave your name and contact details with your caps, we’ll be sure to invite you to the mosaic unveiling event at Green Tech Station later this summer!

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to coordinate other arrangements to drop off your caps, please contact Sarah Bregant at 414-444-8200 x.8104 or by email at sarah.b@nwscdc.org.

Please note that we are not asking you to use more plastic bottles and containers than you already would use – we are simply asking you to save your caps and lids for our exciting project. Thank you!

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