The Bag Bagcomments (7) July 29th, 2008 in gallery
After seeing photos of the destruction caused by plastic bags, I decided we needed to do something with them once we brought them home to keep them from becoming destructive. I chose to enter the Eco-Chic bag category and I used the plastic bags collected from the local stores and wove them into a great tote. The piping is filled with plastic bags and the handles are also filled with plastic bags to make them soft. The rest of the bag is made from scraps that I had in my stash.
The Bag Bag goes along on shopping trips to avoid collecting more plastic bags. This is a great way to upcycle and reuse plastic bags so that the problems they cause can be reduced. I think I should win because if more people made totes like these and used them, the number of plastic bags in our landfills and oceans would be greatly reduced.
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