They call it project picnic. Nestle Waters North America is turning recycled water bottles into 100 picnic tables.
"What we wanted to take is take a bunch of our bottles, turn it into lumber, and turn it into something special for the community," said Joel Smith, a volunteer with Nestle Waters.
So 1200 bottles equals one picnic table. That's 16,000 pounds of lumber.
"I think it's awesome," said Sharon Marsh, a volunteer who works for Cougle's Recycling, Inc.
"It's a really neat project. It's really great to be involved," said Tiffany Macauley, a volunteer who also works for Cougle's Recycling, Inc.
These tables are going to be distributed throughout the city of Stamford and given to about 13 non profits in the area.
"We want to get out a message that we volunteer here, that we want to make our community better that we work in," said Smith. "We want to create a shared value with the people of our community because they support us. We want to support them."
Thursday, volunteers from Nestle and area nonprofits came together in Stamford to build the tables.
They'll be replacing tables in Stamford parks that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy.