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FGCU students crochet mats out of plastic bags for homeless

FORT MYERS, Fla. – A group of Florida Gulf Coast University students has turned thousands of old plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless. 

The students’ efforts are part of the college’s University Colloquium course, which focuses on environmental and sustainability initiatives. 

“With as many negative things we had happen with COVID, I think there have been a few positives that have come out of it as well,” Patty Krupp, the colloquium office manager, said of the project. 

Plastic yarn or “plarn” was used as students crocheted the mats. 

“Everybody needs help right now, so why not do what you can do?,” Autumn Payne, one of the students who has participated, said. 

Each mat took about 40 hours to complete and about 11 have been finished so far this semester. Several other mats were made last year as well. 

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